The Ultimate Online Bibliography of Barbadian Calypso; phew – that’s a mouthful! But, that’s what we are and this is what we do. In 2006, after not being able to easily find a discography on Bajan calypso, we decided to start a project to address this issue. One of the major aspects of this website was not just have have a list, but to have a cross-referenced list making it easy to search by various keys – Artiste, Song Title, Year and Tent. We also wanted to ensure that results for the competitions were recorded here as well.
Some 7 years on, we are still hard at work, and have redoubled efforts to make Calypsonians.com , THE Bibliography of Barbadian Calypso. The site has been refreshed and information is added on a weekly basis.
As the old saying goes, Many Hands Make Light Work, and we need to thank the following for their assistance so far:
Elizabeth Watson for donating copies of her 3 books on Informer, John King and Red Plastic Bag.
Addington Forde for allowing access to his record library.
Eric Clarke for access to notes and tent programmes.
Adrian Clarke, Red Plastic Bag, Mac Fingall, John King, TC, Biggie Irie, Smokey Burke, Blood, Mr. Dale, Colin Spencer and others for keeping us up to date on their works.
Others to many to mention, who send emails and instant messages with missing and/or corrected information.
The Team @ calypsonians.com