Thursday, April 19, 2012

King Short Shirt

Artist: King Short Shirt
LP: Leroy
Song: "Leroy"
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McLean "King Short Shirt" Emanuel first entered the annual calypso contest in his native Antigua in 1962, when he was just 20 years old. The rest, as they say, is history...a history you can read about on Short Shirt's MySpace page here. You can find more info here (just highlight the text so you can read it all), including details about the intense, decades-long rivalry between King Short Shirt and King Swallow for the title of Calypso King of Antigua. All I know is that on my next trip to Antigua, I'm gonna take a ride in Shorty's Glass Bottom Boat after enjoying a large and delicious meal at his beach bar and restaurant in Halcyon Cove.

[ McLean Emanuel — aka. King Short Shirt ]

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