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Thread #36282   Message #4151733
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
01-Sep-22 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Small Island
Subject: RE: Origins: Small Island
fyi: Lyr Req: Choucoune

RE the Columbia release: "Small Island - New Words and Music by S.C. Patterson (Based on a Traditional Theme)"

Samuel C. Patterson was a Jamaican ex-pat and the husband of Martiniquean ex-pat Massie Patterson. Massie co-authored Calypso Songs with Lionel Belasco in 1943. They were the ultimate source of the Andrews Sisters Rum & Coca-Cola kerfluffle. Irene Lusan, we think, was one of Massie Patterson's Calypso Carousel singer/dancers. Afaik, nobody ever figured out who Columbia Record's “Lord Zebedee” was, not a card-carrying calypsonian under that name though.

And now you see them all over Lenox Avenue
aka: Malcolm X Boulevard; the main north–south thoroughfare through Harlem.

And some of the men they are great big number kings.
Stephanie St. Clair's minions.

Lyrics can be found in: The Calypso Carnival - Ten Exciting Authentic Calypsos, SU-55-23, ©1957, Ludlow Music, Inc. New York, N.Y., Selling Agent Hansen Publications, Inc. 119 West 57th Street New York 19, N.Y.