Mighty Destroyer

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Clifford Morris (died November 1944), better known as Mighty Destroyer was a Trinidadian calypsonian who won the Calypso King contest in 1941.

Hailing from Chaguanas, Mighty Destroyer won the Calypso King title in 1941 with the song "Adolf Hitler".[1][2] He died in November 1944, prompting a tribute song from fellow calypsonian Ziegfield.[3]

Mighty Destroyer is considered one of the great early calypsonians.[4]


  1. ^ Roaring Lion (1986) Calypso from France to Trinidad: 800 years of history, General Printers of San Juan, pp. 108-9
  2. ^ Thompson, Dave (2002) Reggae & Caribbean Music, Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-655-6, p. 5, 65
  3. ^ Anthony, Michael (1983) Port-of-Spain in a world at war, 1939-1945, Key Caribbean Publications, ISBN 9768054557, p. 242
  4. ^ West, Alan (2003) African Caribbeans: a Reference Guide, Greenwood Press, ISBN 978-0313312403, p. 193