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Michael S. Eldridge

Michael Eldridge is Professor of English and International Studies at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.  He has published several scholarly articles on calypso in mid-century America, with support from Fulbright and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.  He charts calypso’s North American travels on his blog, Working for the Yankee Dollar.

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Calypso on WNYC

Friday, April 25, 2014

WNYC
Did you know WNYC was one of the first U.S. broadcasters of calypso music? Neither did we, until we dug up this clip from 1941 and started dancing.
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Calypso!

Saturday, February 01, 1941

WNYC

Calypso, February 1, 1941, 5:45 p.m.

    “Never Me In Matrimony”: several well-known calypsonians composed on the topic of marriage in the 1930s. Clearly meant for two singers, this debate sounds like one of the famous duets by Attila the Hun (Raymond Quevedo) and The Lion (Hubert Raphael Charles), ...

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