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"Graf Zeppelin" by calypso pioneer "Attila the Hun"(1934)

Calypsonians, especially in the early days, followed the tradition of the West African griot, commenting on everyday occurrences and memorable events.

One such memorable event was the visit of the legendary German airship , the Graf Zeppelin to Trinidad in the early 1930s.

Indeed , many of us "old timers", even though we weren't around at the time, were familiar with the song's opening lyrics, " One Sunday morning I chanced to hear, a rumbling and a tumbling in the atmosphere....."
At least, I was.

Recorded in 1934, Attila the Hun (Raymond Quevedo 1892 -1962) recounts his experiences when the Graf Zeppelin visited Trinidad on the way to the Chicago World's fair.
From the album "Calypso Pioneers 1912 -1937,
Attila the Hun "Graf Zeppelin",

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Comment by Merle Albino-de Coteau on May 1, 2014 at 9:05am

Thanks  Mr. Glenroy Joseph,I must commend you for providing an opportunity to hear this nostalgic composition. I wonder how many realize that we can tell our "History" through the Calypsoes. Atilla. 

Comment by hollis clifton on May 1, 2014 at 8:55am

A great gem, that is... immaculate! 

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