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    Top 5 Soca/calypso Artist Of Alltime

    I based this list of best soca and calypso on artists that has the longest carrers, produces the most hits, and most importantly most influencial of their artform 20 plus years.. Also the list is not in order form! And here goes.........

    TOP 5 SOCA
    Hunter (Dominica)
    Arrow (Monserate)
    Shadow (Trinidad)
    Becket (St.Vincent)
    Baron (Trinidad)and Winston Soso (St.Vincent)


    TOP 5 CALYPSO
    Swallow (Antigua)
    Sparrow (Grenada)
    Kitchener (Trinidad)
    Short Shirt (Antigua)
    Calypso Rose (Grenada)
    Last edited by harizon; 11-15-2003 at 01:16 AM.

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    Im pretty sure the soca list is accurate. But I dont really know alot of calypsonians.....so inform if you think its not accurate. I still think it is.

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    Re: Top 5 Soca/calypso Artist Of Alltime

    Originally posted by harizon

    Sparrow (Grenada)
    Calypso Rose (Grenada)

    since when dem was Grenadian........dah killin meh dey....change plz change plz change.
    Sparrow is 200% Trinidadian
    Rose is 200% Tobagonian
    oh gawd rudeboy heart......ah havin a heart attack, n harizon is de cure.....change plz change. is dem 2 n kitch who r the prize n joy of trinidad and tobago.....de heart de heart. ah go dead.

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    my soca list goes as follows.

    1. nelson (tnt)
    2. blue boy (tnt)
    3. becket (vincy)
    4. baron (tnt)
    5. crazy (tnt)




    calypso


    1. kitch (tnt)
    2. sparrow (tnt)
    3. rose (tnt)
    4. shadow (tnt)
    5. gabby (bim)

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    TOP 5 CALYPSONIANS (STEUPS, ALLYUH BEING TOO DAMN PICKY-PICKY, I PUTTING 10!! OH, WELL 12!!!! :p)

    1. MIGHTY SPARROW (GRENADA VIA TRINIDAD)
    2. LORD SHORTSHIRT (ANTIGUA)
    3. OBSTINATE (ANTIGUA)
    4. LORD KITCHENER (TRINIDAD)
    5. LORD MELODIES (TRINIDAD)
    6. CHALKDUST (TRINIDAD)
    7. BLACK STALIN (TRINIDAD)
    8. SWALLOW (ANTIGUA)
    9. GABBY (BARBADOS)
    10. (TIES) RED PASTIC BAG (BARBADOS) AND SHADOW (TOBAGO) AND ELI MATT (ST. KITTS) AND ROSE (TOBAGO)

    I HEARD AN OPINION ONCE THAT THE TWO BIGGEST CALYPSO RIVALRIES WAS AMONG SPARROW, MELODIES AND KITCHENER IN TRINIDAD IN THE 50s, 60s AND 70s AND SHORTSHIRT, SWALLOW AND OBSTINATE IN ANTIGUA IN THE 70s AND 80s. HOW MANY OF YOU AGREE OR DIS AGREE?

    TOP 6 SOCA ARTISTS

    1. ARROW (MONSTERRAT)
    2. SUPER BLUE (TRINIDAD)
    3. BECKETT (ST. VINCENT)
    4. SWALLOW (ANTIGUA)
    5. BARON (TRINIDAD)
    6. WINSTON SO SO (ST. VINCENT)

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    Re: Re: Top 5 Soca/calypso Artist Of Alltime

    Originally posted by deoriginalrudeboy

    since when dem was Grenadian........dah killin meh dey....change plz change plz change.
    Sparrow is 200% Trinidadian
    Rose is 200% Tobagonian
    Im sorry for the wrong info somebody had told me calypso Rose was from Grenada. I thought it was Trinidad also but I wasnt sure. But one thing I know for sure, Sparrow is from Grenada beddrin!:grabit

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    TOP 6 SOCA ARTISTS

    1. ARROW (MONSTERRAT)
    2. SUPER BLUE (TRINIDAD)
    3. BECKETT (ST. VINCENT)
    4. SWALLOW (ANTIGUA)
    5. BARON (TRINIDAD)
    6. WINSTON SO SO (ST. VINCENT) [/B][/QUOTE] What about Shadow? and Obstinant definately is apart of top calypsonians

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    Top 5 Soca Artists
    Superblue
    Swallow
    David Rudder
    Shadow
    Machel Montano

    Top 5 Calypsonians
    Black Wizard (Grenada)
    Kord Kitchener
    Sparrow
    Black Stalin
    The Mighty Duke

    In no particular order

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    Top 5 Soca Artists

    Becket (SVG)
    Super Blue (T&T)
    Winston Soso (SVG)
    Arrow (Monsterrat)
    Baron (T&T) *
    Swallow (Antigua) *

    Top 5 Calypso Artists

    Sparrow (T&T)
    Kitchener (T&T)
    Gabby (Barbados)
    Black Stalin (T&T)
    Chalkdust (T&T)

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    Talking

    Sparrow may be a born grenadian but if he did not grow up in T&T he would never be where he is today with regards to the artform. But since Grenada aint have no real set ah calypsonians or soca artists to talk about keep him. Let allyuh grenadians feel nice.

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    Re: Re: Re: Top 5 Soca/calypso Artist Of Alltime

    Originally posted by harizon
    Im sorry for the wrong info somebody had told me calypso Rose was from Grenada. I thought it was Trinidad also but I wasnt sure. But one thing I know for sure, Sparrow is from Grenada beddrin!:grabit
    sorry to go off topic on top 5 but.......
    sparrow leave Grenada at age of 2 and spent the rest of his life in trinidad. people living in grenada only consider sparrow grenadian becuase he famous, if he was a regular joe they would say he from forein.

    i living here 7 years now when i go home people does say yankee. Up here people say i now come off the boat.

    even if yu acent strong as rock would say like rasshole if people know yu livng away they consider you a forienaaaaaa.
    Last edited by D socarat; 11-15-2003 at 11:37 AM.

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    not to get off de topic but:

    i wouldnt even give sparrow two years in grenada b/c all de info say he leave when he was one. being born in a country i feel doh make u dat nationality. he spent all of twelve mos. in grenada, n a lifetime excluding twelve mos. in tnt. trini is sparrow home. i still doh know how ppl can say grenada can claim him as their son, b/c like d'socacrat say if he wasnt famous ppl would say oh well yes he is a trini. is whey u grow up n live. all i know is de man went to skool in trinidad, live in trinidad, n sing in tents in trinidad. de man say he is a trini, he talk like a trini, wine like a trini, walk like a trini n probably does cuss like a trini.
    buh if grenada want to claim him so be it, sparrow know what he is.:angel1 :angel1




    n this is my opinion n not to create any sort of bachannal or fuel any1 up.:angel1
    Last edited by deoriginalrudeboy; 11-16-2003 at 12:19 AM.

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    Originally posted by Ragga007
    Top 5 Soca Artists

    Becket (SVG)
    Super Blue (T&T)
    Winston Soso (SVG)
    Arrow (Monsterrat)
    Baron (T&T) *
    Swallow (Antigua) *

    Top 5 Calypso Artists

    Sparrow (T&T)
    Kitchener (T&T)
    Gabby (Barbados)
    Black Stalin (T&T)
    Chalkdust (T&T)
    yes ragga! I like your top 5 soca but would you really put superblue over shadow? Just curious cause I argued that shadow was better wit my friend. And did you forget Short Shirt for calypso? Or maybe you thought he wasnt good enough. Cause this guy has like 20 crowns. He was the only calypsonian in the world to do a "hat trick" ( wining 3 in a row) Four times. Soooo he definetly is one of the pioneers for the artform...... But your list is decent.:grabit

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    Originally posted by deoriginalrudeboy
    not to get off de topic but:

    i wouldnt even give sparrow two years in grenada b/c all de info say he leave when he was one. being born in a country i feel doh make u dat nationality. he spent all of twelve mos. in grenada, n a lifetime excluding twelve mos. in tnt. trini is sparrow home. i still doh know how ppl can say grenada can claim him as their son, b/c like d'socacrat say if he wasnt famous ppl would say oh well yes he is a trini. is whey u grow up n live. all i know is de man went to skool in trinidad, live in trinidad, n sing in tents in trinidad. de man say he is a trini, he talk like a trini, wine like a trini, walk like a trini n probably does cuss like a trini.
    buh if grenada want to claim him so be it, sparrow know what he is.:angel1 :angel1




    n this is my opinion n not to create any sort of bachannal or fuel any1 up.:angel1

    GOOD POINT!

    WE COULD ALSO SAY THE PERSON SLINGER FRANCISCO IS GRENADIAN BY BIRTH WHO IS ALSO THE ARTIST THE MIGHTY SPARROW WHO WAS BORN IN TRINIDAD.

    MEANING THE PERSON WAS ACTUALLY BORN IN GRENADA BUT THE CONCEPT OF THE ARTIST WAS BORN IN TRINIDAD!

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