Home / Tag Archives: David Rudder

Tag Archives: David Rudder

What’s in a name—Pt 2: Black Power, Calypso, Soca and pumpkin vine

What, a young British schoolboy was asked somewhere in the early 1980s, is Black Power? His response was a name: ‘Clive Lloyd.’ As the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago emerges from Carnival and begins a largely muted celebration of the anniversary of the epoch-making 1970 Black Power Revolution, some other …

Read More »

PHRASER’S STYLE: The Ballad of Fitzroy Coleman

Fitzroy Coleman fingers dancing on the fret. And when you think that he through, he aint start nothing yet…  “Calypso Music”, David Rudder While Rudder’s lyrics are now a clichéd reference to the jazz/calypso guitar great, it is Fitzroy Haynes Coleman’s saviour from obscurity in the land he was born …

Read More »