Updated! If there are errors or omissions, don’t blame me. Information on songwriting credits scarce like money during a hard guava crop and I’ve been asking for ever and ever for those in the know to chip in with verifiable data; very few have responded. So, for now ah dey e dey. And do God bless you, if you share please link back and credit; this information doesn’t just pull itself together, you know.
As with the playwrights and screenwriters, the listing of
Calypso song writers may will take a good long while, building sloooowly over time as I gather information and as I find time to upload the information I already have. Part of the challenge is that while we know the names of the artistes, the writers often exist somewhere in the wings, out of the spotlight (sometimes deliberately so). Often, even today, there are no liner notes (a pet peeve of mine since well-written liner notes enhance the listening experience for me). So, more than any of my lists, this one promises to be a challenge. In a number of cases, I’m not 100% sure about the songwriting credits (so if anyone knows, for sure – i.e. with proof, please email…
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