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David Rudder

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Birth name  David Michael Rudder
Years active  1977–present
Genres  Calypso music, Soca music
Instruments  Vocals, guitar
Name  David Rudder
David Rudder wwwsocanewscom
Born  6 May 1953 (age 62) (1953-05-06)
Origin  Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago
Occupation(s)  Musician, singer, producer, song-writer
Albums  The Gilded Collection 1986 - 1989
Record labels  Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records
Similar People  Destra Garcia, Alison Hinds, Tessanne Chin, Etana, Edwin Yearwood

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David Michael Rudder (born 6 May 1953) is a calypsonian from Trinidad, one of the most successful calypsonians of all time.


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Born in Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago, one of nine children, David Rudder spent much of his early life with his grandmother, a devout Baptist. He began singing with a calypso band at a young age, and in his teens sang backup vocals in a calypso tent run by Lord Kitchener.

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In 1977, he joined Charlie's Roots, a leading band in Trinidad and Tobago, and spent many years as one of the band's vocalists. In 1986 he came to prominence on Andy Narell's album The Hammer, which produced two big hits: "The Hammer" (a tribute to the late pannist Rudolph Charles) and "Bahia Girl". This was followed in 1987 with "Calypso Music", a brilliant encapsulation of the history of calypso. In 1988 Rudder released what is widely considered his best album to date, Haiti, which included the title track, a tribute to the glory and suffering of Haiti; "Engine Room", which captured the energy of the steel band; and "Rally 'Round the West Indies", which became the anthem of West Indies cricket.In 2008, Rudder did a Soca collaboration with fellow Trinidadian Machel Montano, "Oil and Music" on Machel's 2007 album Flame On. His music is heard all over the world from Panama City, Panama, to New Delhi, India.

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Trini 2 De Bone
Bahia Girl
The Hammer
Rally 'Round The West Indies
Calypso Music
Bacchanal Lady
High Mas I
Madman's Rant
Engine Room
The Ballad of Hulsie X
Song For A Lonely Soul
The Banana Death Song
International Chantuelle
Trini Girls
No Restriction
Calypso Rising
Dark Secret
Ministry of Rhythm
Bigger Pimpin'
Caribbean Party
The Ganges and the Nile
Farewell to the Flesh
Oil and Music
Wining Season
Savannah Party
Permission To Mash Up The Place
Adrenalin City
Here Comes the West Indies
Nuff Respect
Down at the Shebeen


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