Roaring Lion

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Roaring Lion

Calypsonian (calypso singer add

Category: Music

Born in 1908.

Countries: United States (75%), Trinidad and Tobago (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Decca Records, Billboard Hot 100, Lord Invader

 

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Roaring Lion was born in 1908 add something


1924

His career officially began in 1924; he cut his first sides in his late teens add something


1930

He recorded extensively between the 1930s and 1950s, and was one of the calypsonians who deserves the most credit for the increasing international popularity of the genre during this period add something

 

His 65-year career began in the early 1930s and he is best known for his compositions "Ugly Woman" , "Mary Ann" and "Netty, Netty", which are still performed today add something


1934

In March 1934 the Trinidadian phonograph merchant Eduardo Sa Gomes sent Roaring Lion and Attila The Hun to New York to record; they became the first calypsonians to record abroad add something


1940

He championed orphanages throughout his career, with songs such as 1940s "Orphan home", for example add something


1941

Lord Invader - Lured by Decca Records, he travelled to New York City in 1941 with other calypsonians such as Roaring Lion and Atilla the Hun to make records and promote calypso music


1963

The song "If You Wanna Be Happy", which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 18 May 1963, as well as the R&B singles chart, is based on Roaring Lion's "Ugly Woman" add something


1990

In a 1990 interview, Roaring Lion stated that "from fear that I might be styled a thief, I only use Rafael Deleon add something

 

Roaring Lion continued recording through the 1990s; his later recordings feature electronic and soca backgrounds, though he continued to sing in the classic early calypso style add something


Roaring Lion died in 1999 add something

 

Roaring Lion died on 11 July 1999, at the age of 91, in Mt. Lambert, Trinidad add something


2002

In 2002 Akenathon announced plans to turn his father's Mt. Lambert property into a Roaring Lion Museum add something