King Radio

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Norman Span, known as King Radio, was a calypsonian active in the 1930s and 1940s.[1]

He was the composer of many calypsos which later became standards, such as "Mathilda",[2] "Man Smart, Woman Smarter",[3] and "Brown Skin Gal".[4]


  1. ^ Quevedo, Raymond (1983). Atilla's kaiso: a short history of Trinidad calypso. University of the West Indies. p. 100. OCLC 11727508. 
  2. ^ Pereira, Alberto; Johannes Maerk (2002). Turismo, desarrollo y recursos naturales en el Caribe. Plaza y Valdes. p. 50. ISBN 9789707220683. 
  3. ^ Catlin, Roger (8 July 1993). "Comedy in the round, and all-around comedy with Steven Wright". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Crowley, Daniel J. (May 1959). "Toward a Definition of Calypso (Part I)". Ethnomusicology. 3 (2): 57–66. ISSN 0014-1836. JSTOR 924286.