I've had a couple of requests for this one again as the old files have been deleted for some reason. A late period compilation of calypso from the West Indies on the Camille label in Barbados from 1973.
Wikipedia says of Lord Melody -
"Melody was born Fitzroy Alexander at San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, raised at an orphanage in Port of Spain, and met Alwyn Roberts (soon to become better known as Lord Kitchener) after moving to Arima while still in his teens. Roberts took him under his wing and they returned to Port of Spain, where Lord Kitchener became the leading calypso star, with Melody one of his main challengers. His popularity increased locally when Lord Kitchener emigrated to England in 1947. Melody began singing in the calypso tents in the mid 1940s and was one of the leaders of the Young Brigade tent during the 1950s and early 1960s.He also regularly toured the Caribbean. His early successes included "Berlin on a Donkey", mocking Adolf Hitler, and "Boo Boo Man". In 1954 he won Trinidad's Calypso King title with "Second Spring", and he was signed to the American Emory Cook's record label, Cook Records, in 1956.
He was one of six calypsonians who were chosen to sing for Princess Margaret at the Governor's House during her visit to Trinidad in 1956; the others were Sir Galba, Mighty Dictator, Mighty Spitfire, Mighty Panther, and Lord Viper.
Melody went on to compose a number of other songs that poked fun at his own appearance, such as "Creature from the Black Lagoon".
His first known album was "Calypso Fiesta - Limbo In Trinidad" which was released in 1956 on Vitadisc records and was a 78RPM shellac 10" containing 8 songs including his popular Mama Look A Boo Boo. Another release "Calypso Carnival 1958" was released on Balisier records in 1958. It was a split release - the first side contained 6 Lord Melody songs (some of which didn't appear elsewhere), and the second side was composed of instrumental tracks by Cyril Diaz (whose band usually backed Melody on his recordings).
Cook Records released some live tracks featuring him on their albums Jump Up Carnival and Calypso Kings And Pink Gin in 1957, which led to him recording a full album for the label the next year.
His first album on cook records, Lord Melody Sings Calypso, was released in 1958, with a second album, Again! released the following year.
He frequently sparred in song with the Mighty Sparrow. Rivalry between Melody and the Mighty Sparrow was recorded in the calypsos "Ten to One is Murder" and "Cowboy Sparrow". The humorous rivalry between the two calypsonians was immensely popular with audiences. Melody's third album "Calypso Through The Looking Glass" was released in 1960 and featured the infamous "Belmont Jackass" in which Melody berates Sparrow's wife. Another one of Melody's recordings, "Wau, Wau" (more commonly known as "Shame & Scandal"), became an international hit in 1962 and was recorded in the U.S., Europe and Australia. The song was a version of a song originally recorded by Sir Lancelot in 1943 with new verses written by Melody. This subsequently became the most widely known version of the song and his version was covered by The Wailers with Peter Tosh on lead vocal."
Super Calypso Hits - Side One.
Super Calypso Hits - Side Two.