Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
I had to post this one for my friends on WST.
This is video gold, folks.
The audio is the Duke of Iron's 1950 version of the calypso "Last Train to San Fernando", and the video is the actual Last Train to San Fernando in August 1965.
The Original singer was the Mighty Dictator.
This is one of the most memorable calypsos from my early childhood.
Years later, I remember the cover version done by American country singer Johnny Duncan, and now when I Google this song the credits go to him,(even from Trinidad media) and the true origin is hardly mentioned.
This calypso is believed to have been composed in the 1940's by the Mighty Spitfire, and won the calypso crown for the Mighty Dictator in 1950.
The Duke of Iron was a Trinidadian calypsonian who migrated to the US as a teen in 1923 and was popular in the forties through the sixties.
This audio and video sets the record straight.