I had a gig in a local Bar (back in 2005), where one of the owners was Carribean. A few of the Regulars that came there were also Carribean. When I was there, they asked me if I could get some SoCa music for them to sing. Currently, I have a few Reggae and Carribean artits in my library, but the selection is extremely small and limited as to what's available out there.
I was consulting with some of my co-workers who are very familiar with Soca music, and I came up with a whole list of what they believe to be worthwhile Artists to consider: Kevin Lyttle Edwin Yearwood Sugar Aloes Byron Lee and the Dragonaires Bunji Garlin Sparrow Ziggy Rankin Krosfyah Scrunter Nigell and Marvin Ajumu Crazy The Baron K P Sunshine Band Poorsah Ras Iley Iwwer George Nyah George Machel Montano Crazy (Edwin Ayoung)
Here'e a little list of some specific songs that 2 of my co-workers gave me: Drive It (Crazy) Toon Toon (Calypso Rose) Ohm Shantie (Lord Shorty) Ay Come Out to Play (Shadow) Ayatolah (Shadow) Big Bamboo (Shadow) Dead or Alive (Shadow) Marajhnin (Sparrow) Marajhnin Sister (Sparrow) Worley (Ray Armstrong) Sexy Body (Edwin Yearwood) Ïndrani (Lord Shorty) Sugar Bum Bum (Lord Kitchener) (I'm told this is a classic hit) Soca Baptist (Super Blue) Meh Lover (Lord Nelson) Hot, Hot, Hot (Arrow) (I'm told that Arrow's is a better version than the Pointdexter version that's out there) Tiny Winey (Byron Lee & The Dragonaires) Nani Wine (Crazy) Teaser (Becket) Dollar Wine (Collin Lucas) (I'm told that the Taxi version out there is an American version of this song) Jump (Rupee) Soca Train (Maximus Dan) Lorraine (Explainer) Get Up and Dance (Leston Paul) Doh Mind (Winston SoSo) Doh Rock It So (The Baron) Get Some Lovin' (The Baron) Oil In De Coil (Scrunter) Caribbean Connection (Merchant) Ethel (Blue Boy)
Several of these, you might be able to do an Internet Search, and listen to them ONLINE.
I know that it's probably a small market, but is it possible that you could get some of these artist's songs out there in Karaoke format? I understand that the demand may not be there, but there is a market for SoCa, et al. It's just a very limited market, as the demand seems to be mostly from a West Indies crowd. I just feel so bad when I get asked for more of this style music, and I have to tell them that the Manufacturers don't/won't produce more because they have no justifiable demand for it to offset their costs.
PS... I posted this request back in 2005... I just figured it was worth a try for a revisit.
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