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  Lord Invader, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Most famous as the composer of "Rum and Coca-Cola," Lord Invader was a popular calypso performer in both his native Trinidad and New York, recording from the late '30s through the early '60s.
Lord Invader sued for plagiarism, the case eventually getting decided in his favor in 1947, although he didn't receive money from the defendants for seven years.
As with many other calypso singers of that and other eras, Lord Invader was skilled at devising songs with social and political commentary, as well as singing more conventional lyrics based on romantic situations, or based upon traditional folk songs.
www.emusic.com /artist/11593/11593050.html   (314 words)

  
  Invaderz - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Most famous as the composer of "Rum and Coca-Cola," Lord Invader was a popular calypso performer in both his native Trinidad and New York, recording from the late '30s through the early '60s.
Lord Invader sued for plagiarism, the case eventually getting decided in his favor in 1947, although he didn't receive money from the defendants for seven years.
As with many other calypso singers of that and other eras, Lord Invader was skilled at devising songs with social and political commentary, as well as singing more conventional lyrics based on romantic situations, or based upon traditional folk songs.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/101/822/2/1018222.html   (215 words)

  
 Lord Invader
Rupert Grant, more commonly known as Lord Invader, was a prominent calypso musician with a very distinctive, gravelly voice.
Invader became active in calypso music in the mid-1930s.
Invader travelled to New York and sued, eventually winning compensation, although the song is still credited to Amsterdam.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/lo/Lord_Invader.html   (196 words)

  
 Calypso Artists: Lord Invader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Though Lord Invader (1914-1961) is best remembered as the composer of "Rum and Coca Cola," he was a calypsonian with a wide-ranging career.
Invader was active in the tents in Trinidad through the 1940s and into the 1950s.
Invader died in New York at age 47.
www.calypsoworld.org /noflash/artists-13.htm   (230 words)

  
 Music: Tropical Punch (The Boston Phoenix . 01-31-00)
Lord Invader, Duke of Iron, and Macbeth the Great are the singers who share the spotlight on Calypso After Midnight.
Lord Invader, the best of the vocalists, was the only one who still lived in Trinidad.
As Lord Invader puts it in his opening volley: "Calypso singing is such a technical thing/It was not made for one and every to sing/How by the heavens can these songsters win/Except by necromancy and that is a sin."
weeklywire.com /ww/01-31-00/boston_music_4.html   (759 words)

  
 CDeMUSIC
Lord Invader, singer/composer, was responsible for popularizing calypso in the United States.
This CD includes Lord Invader's classic songs about Trinidad and life in the United States, among them 13 which were previously unreleased.
Lord Invader is accompanied by Felix and His Internationals, and in one composition by Pete Seeger.
www.cdemusic.org /store/cde_search.cfm?keywords=cubacds   (1088 words)

  
 C.E. Mauge, Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Of course, Dave does not actually say that Invader was the composer (although since the release of "Hungry i," many writers have attributed it to him).
Also, I've found no evidence that Invader's backup musicians were ever called "the Twelve Penetrators." For most of his recordings, the credits read "Lord Invader and his Calypso Orchestra." So what I think we have here is another instance of Dave blending fact and fiction for the sake of an entertaining lead-in.
Ultimately successful in his lawsuit, although he didn’t see the money for another seven years, Invader returned to Trinidad until 1945, when he went to Britain, in the footsteps of Lord Beginner, Lord Kitchener, and other calypsonians.
users2.ev1.net /~smyth/linernotes/personel/MaugeCE.htm   (540 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
By the 1930s exceptional calypsonians such as Atilla the Hun, Lord Invader and the Roaring Lion were making an indelible impression on the calypso world.
Lord Kitchener rose to prominence in the 1940s and dominated the calypso scene until the late 1970s.
This song was among the first of the new type of politically charged calypso which, according to some, when allied with the emergence of the People’s National Movement in 1962, stirred public opinion and led to independence.
www.ncctt.org /2_lead/2calypso.asp?f=calypso_history1   (834 words)

  
 Rum and Coca-Cola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally composed by Lord Invader and Lionel Belasco, it was copyrighted in the United States by entertainer Morey Amsterdam and became a huge hit, selling some four million singles when a version was released in 1945 by the Andrews Sisters.
After the release of the Andrews Sisters version of "Rum and Coca-Cola," Belasco and Lord Invader sued for copyright infringement of the song's music and lyrics, respectively.
During a concert in 1943, Lord Invader describes the circumstances behind his composition of the song and sings his version of it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rum_and_Coca-Cola   (832 words)

  
 Lord Invader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in 1915, and died in New York in 1962.
Invader became active in calypso in the mid-1930s.
Invader travelled to New York and sued, eventually winning compensation, although the final settlement allowed Amsterdam to retain his copyright.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lord_Invader   (229 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
CAREER: Invader began his career in the 1930s and, between the early 1940s and 1950s, sang at the Original Old Brigade Tent.
He set up operations in New York with the Duke of Iron and Macbeth the Great and went on to help popularize calypso music in the USA in the 1940s.
Invader is best remembered for his 1943 song "Rum and Coca Cola" which was recorded in 1944 by the American singers, The Andrew Sisters, without compensation to Invader.
bestoftrinidad.com /calypso/invader.html   (137 words)

  
 Revola Records : Lord Invader
Yeah, Lord Invader, master stickfighter, king of the Trinidad Calypso tents, though so many would dispute it, and he with they.
Rupert Grant, more commonly known as Lord Invader, a prominent calypsonian with a very distinctive, gravelly voice and an astonishing vocabulary.
Lord Invader tragically died in New York at the age of 47.
www.cherryred.co.uk /revola/artists/lordinvader.htm   (330 words)

  
 Lord Invader - AOL Music
Rupert Grant, more commonly known as Lord Invader, was a prominent calypsonian with a very distinctive, gravelly voice.
According to Lord Invader, "Calypso is the folklore of Trinidad,...
Lord Invader also wrote a follow-up song to "Rum and Coca-Cola," titled "Yankee Dollar.
music.aol.com /artist/lord-invader/30903/main   (154 words)

  
 LAMECA - Calypso & Steelbands
Composed by Lord Pretender, this calypso is interpreted here by Lord Invader in New-York, in 1946.
Composed by Lord Invader in 1943, this calypso is interpreted by the writer in New-York, in 1946.
Composed by Lord Kitchener and arranged by Jit Samaroo, this piece originally composed for Panorama 1987 is presented here at the Festival, for which Renegades wins second place, with 50 musicians.
svr1.cg971.fr /lameca/dossiers/calypso/extraits_eng.html   (431 words)

  
 Zombie Jamboree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zombie Jamboree (Mauge) As related in the Trio's spoken introduction to this song, "Zombie Jamboree" won an extemporaneous composition contest for Lord Invader at Trinidad's Calypso Carnival in 1955.
Every year, in Trinidad, they have what is know as a "calypsonian carnival" in which the various native groups down there, vie with one another, uh, musically, in order to find out who's the best extemporaneous composer of them all.
And in the year 1955, Lord Invader and his Twelve Penetrators took the title with this next song, based on a theme by Goethe involving the dance of the dead.
users2.ev1.net /~smyth/linernotes/thesongs/ZombieJamboree.htm   (666 words)

  
 THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Calypso was also subject to copyright infringement and piracy, the most notable example being that of the Andrew Sisters recording of Lord Invader's 'Rum and Coca Cola', which sold more than five million copies in the US in the early 1940s.
Lord Invader and Lionel Belasco, an impresario/ entrepreneur, sued and won a settlement against the Andrew Sisters and Decca (Hill 1993).
In the post World War 11 years and especially since the 1960s, the export of music from Trinidad has been facilitated by the spread of Trinidad-type carnival celebrations throughout the region and among the Caribbean diaspora in the metropolitan cities of New York, London and Toronto.
www.oas.org /culture/series5_c.html   (1588 words)

  
 Smithsonian Global Sound - Featured Artist: Lord Invader
Lord Invader (1914-1961) was one of the best known calypsonians of his time.
Grant's tailor, supportive of the rising local star, gave Grant his moniker by commenting, "I tell you, Rupert, you should call yourself Lord Invader so when you go up to the city you be invadin' the capital." With that, Grant returned to his birthplace and Trinidad's capital, Port-of-Spain, in 1937.
Lyrics in calypso music are often topical in nature, and singers improvise stanzas to denounce their competitors....
www.globalsound.si.edu /feature_12A.aspx   (223 words)

  
 Lord Invader
It appears that Pepsi were perturbed by the free advertising Coke were getting from Invader’s hit, and urged Tin Pan Alley composers to write, and Decca’s Jack Kapp to record, songs boosting their product.
Some calypsonians seem to feel that verbal dexterity is enough, and give their songs a rather distanced, nuanceless delivery, but that’s never a problem with this artist.
As well as recording Invader’s thoughts on the passing parade of human folly, Asch seems to have been keen, probably with the encouragement of Alan Lomax, to document the historical and contextual aspects of calypso.
www.mustrad.org.uk /reviews/invader.htm   (794 words)

  
 Metal Invader ( Demos : Lord Divine - Where The Evil Lays / Jeriko ) Review.
Metal Invader (Demos : Lord Divine - Where The Evil Lays / Jeriko) Review.
They play progressive metal in the way of ANGRA and SYMPHONY X, and they are doing a very good job.
Their music is Heavy Metal with Power Metal influences and it is good like their production, but as long as I can't understand their lyrics I have to admit that I didn't enjoy it as much as I could.
www.metal-invader.com /db/reviews-2350.html   (254 words)

  
 Trojan Calypso Box Set
Mento continued to develop and when Jamaica became a haven for tourists in the fifties, the style, numerous of so-called Calypso bands vied to perform by the pool or at the docks to entertain the foreign visitors.
Born Slinger Francisco, The Mighty Sparrow is widely accepted as the king of Calypso, having first won the Monarchs crown in the 1956 carnival.
Other notable Calypsonians include Lord Nelson, Attila the Hun, Lord Invader and Lord Observer, alongside a negligible number of ladies such as Calypso Rose and Singing Francine.
www.savagejaw.co.uk /trojan/tjetd033.htm   (1687 words)

  
 Athropolis Story Text - Chapter 7
Maybe this invader came from one of those far away places where they had funny ice - the kind that was brown, and fl, and hard, and wouldn't melt!
The Squallhoots gradually began to crawl out from their hiding places - blinking and straining to see through the spots dancing in front of their eyes.
This invader's brain must have fallen out onto the snow during the struggle - the BIG struggle!"
www.athropolis.com /storyt7.htm   (1819 words)

  
 Susan Lowes - Rum and Coca-Cola: The Arrival of the Americans and the Restructuring of Social Relations in Antigua in ...
Lord Invader, a Trinidadian, wrote several calypsos about the Americans "invasion" of Trinidad, including "Rum and Coca-Cola," "The Soldiers Came and Broke Up My Life," and "Yankee Dollar." Although there were major differences between Antigua and Trinidad, there were also major similarities between the two situations.
Palmer (1983) details how their presence "upset the very delicate social and demographic balance" in the island, and reports the vociferous objections from the local men: "debauching" the women, "disrupting" families, creating a crime wave.
Trinidad being Trinidad, some of the most pointed observations were made in calypsos, including the one by "Lord Invader" that provides the title for this chapter.
www.cavehill.uwi.edu /bnccde/antigua/conference/papers/lowes.html   (9197 words)

  
 Religion & Chandni Chowk
Free treatment is given here, which draws inspiration from the message of 'Live and let Live' given by Lord Mahavir, the twenty fourth Tirthankara of the Jains.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva (God of Destruction in Hindu mythology), its home to impressive statues of probably all the deities of the Shaiv sect (the followers of Lord Shiva).
It was built in the 1134 Hijri (according to the Islamic calendar) in the reign of Sultan Mohammad Shah.
www.chandnichowk.com /religion.htm   (665 words)

  
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Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart / Rising Above Bedlam
Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart / The Celtic Poets
Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart / The Sun Does Rise
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 Browse by Artist: LORD INVADER
"Musically active since 1937, Trinidadian Rupert Grant aka Lord Invader obtained his nom-de-calypso from his tailor who had predicted his success saying 'when you go up to the city you be invading the capital'.
Sent to New York in 1941 by his label to promote Calypso, his main song 'Rum and Coca-Cola', featured here, was stolen from him and soon became a huge hit for the Andrews Sisters.
He eventually won a lawsuit against producer Morey Amsterdam but by the time he saw the money he already had flown to Great Britain (1945) where other calypsonians like Lord Kitchener had found success.
www.forcedexposure.com /artists/lord.invader.html   (160 words)

  
 Untitled Document
This concert featured performances by calypso singers Lord Invader, the Duke of Iron, and Macbeth the Great, interspersed with commentary by Lomax and the artists.
Record sales were so strong that the entertainment industry initially believed that the music would lead to the demise of rock and roll.
Among the many artists who worked the clubs were Lord Flea, Calypso Eddie, the dance team of Scoogie Brown and Leo Ryers, and the singer Maya Angelou, before embarking on a literary career.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /isam/S04Newshtml/Calypso/Calypso2.htm   (1521 words)

  
 Trojan Box Set
Lord Invader and his Rhythm Calypso Boys - Me One Alone
Lord Invader and his Rhythm Calypso Boys - Teddy Boy Calypso (Bring Back The Cat-O-Nine)
The latest year (so far) is 2005 - Dimple Hinds and the Marvels’ version of "A Lover’s Concerto" and appearing on the Trojan Lovers Rock Box Set.
www.savagejaw.co.uk /trojan/stats.htm   (1934 words)

  
 Lord Invader - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Lord Invader - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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Born Rupert Westmore Grant, he made his recording debut for RCA Bluebird in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in 1937, with a song about boxer Joe Louis, and continued to record (for both RCA and..
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