I keep getting delayed in my attempt to write a season preview, a book review and a few other things but I dropped everything today when I heard this song for the first time. The artist is The Duke of Iron, also a new name to me, but apparently not to New York area Calypso fans in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. In celebrating we fans’ love of the team in spite of its foibles, I thought the Duke aka Cecil Anderson, who died in 1968) captured the spirit perfectly, as does the sound.
I was so inspired to share, I downloaded the song tonight and whipped up the accompanying video from stuff I had lying around. Enjoy!
Submitted by gored82 on Thu, 03/10/2011 – 8:32am.
Great song! My girlfriend (from St. Vincent and the Grenadines) adored it!
instant classic, 50 years later
Submitted by Jon Springer on Thu, 03/10/2011 – 11:11pm.
I can’t believe I’d never heard it before this week. Why hasn’t it ever been played at Shea, er… the stadium? I mean, they tried Sweet Caroline before this?
This is great!
Submitted by Shorty (not verified) on Fri, 03/11/2011 – 10:33pm.
I love it! We really need to campaign to have this be the 7th inning song at home games!
What a find
Submitted by Bluenatic (not verified) on Tue, 03/15/2011 – 3:28pm.
This is triple if not quadruple awesome, Jon.
I’ve been looking for this song for 34 years!
Submitted by Ray (not verified) on Fri, 03/18/2011 – 3:08am.
A friend lent me this record when I was in the 8th grade in ’76 or ’77. I’ve been looking for it ever since. THIS IS GREAT! Thank you!
You’re welcome Ray
Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 03/18/2011 – 10:55am.
I found it completely by accident, never knew it existed.