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Lord Blakie - Steelband Clash - ☛ 1954

The Calypso and its derivatives remain that intrinsic, artistic thread that weaves the creative cloth of history, documenting and storytelling through live performances for the masses. The late Lord Blakie was one of the true great masters of this craft. Blessed with an abundance of wit, intelligence, humor, memory and knowledge of subject matter - Lord Blakie was giant among his peers and a significant icon in the steelpan music moment.... WST

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Comment by Steven Pitts on June 12, 2013 at 8:13pm
Thanks!.....way too cool
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on August 17, 2011 at 7:06pm

This performance is from a video called "Raw Kaiso Live at Mas Camp Pub". It features Blakie, Black Prince and Zandolie, and is a real classic.

I wonder if there is a DVD out there somewhere? I haven't been able to find it.

If you know how I can get a copy please let me know.

I'd love to own a copy.

Comment by Albert John Simon on June 15, 2011 at 10:09pm

This is excellent. Vintage Kaiso. Gimme more folks, gimme more.

A million thanks to When Steel Talks.

 

Keep up the good work!

Comment by Andre-Roger Dellevi on June 6, 2011 at 11:41am
They just don't make kaiso like this again.  Not only lyrics but Blakie always had a melody.
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on June 5, 2011 at 5:47pm
Allrite allyuh, dis forum is for talk so let we talk.

Allyuh ever hear a calypso wey Blakie start by sayin something like " eh eh jes so yuh hit me in meh mout for me own calypso"
check it out on youtube.

http://youtu.be/0Sl7_8nosHA


Dat really happen, Man cuff him in he mout for bigging up another badjon.
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on June 5, 2011 at 5:30pm
Interestingly Brenda, back in the day when The Mighty Sparrow was in his "Badjohn" phase singing songs like "Gunslingers" and "Royal Jail", many people felt that Sparrow was a fake "badjohn", and Blakie was the real thing!
Comment by yvette johnson on June 4, 2011 at 9:39pm
Got to see his last appearance at the Big Apple Tent!
Comment by Kathleen Blackwell on June 4, 2011 at 6:49pm
Just fabulous!     This made really happy to see this1 Trini to de bone!
Comment by Lee on May 28, 2010 at 10:19pm
Really nice to meet the :Lord blakie again. I hope that rhyme, beat, and music, soon come back.

Lee
Comment by CURTIS WILLIAMS on May 10, 2010 at 12:54am
This is tune for so.

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