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On 27 October , the University of the West Indies conferred on Bailey the Degree of Doctor of Letters DLitt Honoris Causa for his contributions as a musical composer, an award he had been due to receive before he died. Shadow is the subject of Christopher Laird’s film King from Hell , featuring concert performances and an interview. Loading comments… Trouble loading? One of the workmen was in a hole below the road surface and the others were calling him “Shadow”, and Bailey said: Living in some of the poorest parts of Port of Spain and working occasionally as a carpenter, Shadow initially found it easier to sell his songs to other calypsonians than to persuade promoters to put him on the bill in his own right — not just because his demeanour was so strange but because he also suffered from stage fright and a lack of confidence. Within three years he had produced Bassman , in which he sang about his helpless possession by a hideously catchy steel pan bass-line. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

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Retrieved from ” https: Shadow won both — the Calypso Monarch crown in and two Road March titles, one in and the other in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Nonetheless he lived for most of his life in humble circumstances, latterly in the Mount Lambert area just outside of Port of Spain, where he continued to succumb to his fixation with song, often going to bed at 6pm before waking in the middle of the night to write music. He won the Road March in dingolwy “Bassman” where he also placed second with “I Come Out to Mihty by a record margin, and won again in with “Stranger”, making him the competition’s oldest winner.

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Views Read Edit View history. Two of the most vital elements of carnival are the Calypso Monarch competition, in which judges decide who is the best calypsonian of the season, and the Road March title, awarded to the purveyor of the song most played on the streets by revellers during carnival. Foot edsHumor and Laughter: There were hiccups mighhty the way — Shadow would sometimes simply refuse to come out and perform — but in general the wry, abstract humour of his delivery and lyrics proved hugely popular with audiences, and gradually his confidence improved.

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It was a persona and outlook that stood in dramatic contrast to the classic bravura of the typical calypsonian, one that might have been expected to generate either bemusement dingo,ay scorn in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Shadow was born Winston Bailey in the Belmont area of the Trinidadian capital, Port of Spain, and grew up with his grandparents, Evlan and Elly Bailey, in Les Coteaux, a village in Tobago much associated with the African spiritualism of obeah, the atmosphere of which could often be detected around his music.

JosephTrinidad and Tobago. One of the workmen was in a hole below the road surface and the others were calling him “Shadow”, and Bailey said: But Shadow also followed up with other popular gems, including Feeling the FeelingPoverty Is Hell and Dingolay alsothe latter an uplifting and heartfelt tribute snadow the life-enhancing power of music.

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Sharow 23 October Josephafter suffering a stroke two days earlier. Bassman guaranteed lifelong affection for its creator, and is still played as regularly today as it was when it was released. At the age of 16 he moved back to Port of Spain, where for a time he was homeless while trying to establish himself.

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Within three years he had produced Bassmanin which he sang about his helpless possession by a hideously catchy steel pan bass-line. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Shdow and Privacy Policy.

This page shafow last edited on 26 Septemberat In the flamboyant world of calypso, Mighty Shadow, who has died aged 77, stood out as an eccentric counterpoint to the colourful norm.

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On stage, typically clad in dark cape and wide-brimmed black hat, he would perform with a slight frown while either standing still or moving in jumpy, jerky movements as his deep, tremulous voice conveyed a vulnerability that was matched by songs of personal frailty and wild imaginings. The Guardian newspaper, speaking of Shadow’s stagecraft, argued that he had “a persona and outlook that stood in dramatic contrast to the classic bravura of the typical calypsonian, one that might have been expected to generate either bemusement or scorn in his native Trinidad and Tobago”, and yet noted that on the contrary his stage presence and music “proved so original, so eerily amusing and so engaging shaxow [he] quickly came to be hailed as one of the greats”.

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Retrieved 24 October Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Musiciansinger cingolay, record producersongwriter. Show 25 25 50 All. Living in some of the poorest parts of Port of Spain and working occasionally as a carpenter, Shadow initially found it easier to sell his songs to other dinoglay than to persuade promoters to put him on the bill in his own right — not just because his demeanour was so strange but because he also suffered from stage fright and a lack of confidence.

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He was the second calypsonian to win both the International Soca Monarch and the Trinidad Road March competitions simultaneously, a feat he accomplished in with “Stranger”. His grandfather, a small-time farmer, was also a choirmaster, and it was he who taught Winston the rudiments of singing.

But in fact it proved so original, so eerily amusing and so engaging that Shadow quickly came to be hailed as one of the greats. His zhadow known song, Bassman, which won him the Road March crown, announced him as a potent alternative to the hitherto dominant forces of calypso, Mighty Sparrow and Lord Kitchenerand was also one of the earliest examples of soca — a more uptempo, electrified version of calypso that has ruled the roost in the Caribbean ever since.

Pop and rock Trinidad and Tobago obituaries. Shadow is the subject of Christopher Laird’s film King from Hellfeaturing concert performances and an interview. On 27 Octoberthe University of the West Indies conferred on Mighgy the Degree of Doctor of Letters DLitt Honoris Causa for his contributions as a musical composer, an award he had been due to receive before he died.