Five-Star Fav: Fresh Off The Boat

It's always a bit of a challenge to put together a new edition of the GMC Special Feature known as Five-Star Favs because it's meant to spotlight a particular song by a specific artist, one that is - you know - a favorite of mine. The difficulty is that it goes against my normal posting … Continue reading Five-Star Fav: Fresh Off The Boat

Raphael de Leon – The Roaring Lion Of Calypso

I don't believe we've featured a lot of calypso here on the ol' GMC, although Harry Belafonte did make an appearance at one time. But when writing recently about Jimmy Soul, whose music was often calypso-flavored (although he was from North Carolina), I discovered an interesting fact. Jimmy's big hit -- “If You Wanna Be … Continue reading Raphael de Leon – The Roaring Lion Of Calypso