Missing Calypsonians - The Mighty Gabby

by G
(Barbados)


It is impossible to write about calypso music and write a greatest calypsonians list and not mention calypsonian, singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, playwright, producer, teacher Dr. Anthony Carter, Chief Omowale, 'The Mighty Gabby'. With songs like 'Boots', 'Dr. Cassandra', 'Jack', 'West Indian Politician', 'Emmerton', 'Hit It', 'Massa Day Done', 'Flying Fish Diplomacy', 'Miss Barbados', 'Culture' just to name a few of his over 1300 plus discography. Additionally he has written for over 120 other artists including Ras Isley (Inez), Alison Hinds, Anderson 'Blood' Armstrong, TC, Mighty Grynner. This Cultural Ambassador for the island of Barbados is also the most banned artist in the history of the Caribbean.

"When the record of fine art, music, singing, history and culture is written for the island of Barbados and the Caribbean region, the name Anthony Nicholas George Carter (The Mighty Gabby) must not be missing." -Barbara Ann Chase from the book 'Who Gabby Think He Is- Story of The Mighty Gabby'.

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