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The Lion [Hubert R. Charles]

Roaring Lion (22 February 1908 – 11 July 1999) was a Trinidadian calypsonian (calypso singer/composer). His 65-year career began in the early 1930s and he is best known for his compositions "Ugly Woman" (1933), "Mary Ann" and "Netty, Netty", which are still performed today. The song "If You Wanna Be Happy", which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 18 May 1963, as well as the R&B singles chart, is based on Roaring Lion's "Ugly Woman".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 22, 1908, Died July 11, 1999

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 101 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60996 10-in. 4/7/1936 Hell yard and George St. King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] ; The Tiger [Neville Marcano] vocalist  
Decca 61005 10-in. 4/8/1936 Send your children to the orp .. King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] ; The Tiger [Neville Marcano] vocalist  
Decca 61012 10-in. 4/8/1936 [Unknown title(s)] King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] ; The Tiger [Neville Marcano] vocalist  
Decca 61022 10-in. 4/9/1936 Advantage Mussolini The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61028 10-in. 4/11/1936 Milly King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61030 10-in. 4/11/1936 War King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] ; The Tiger [Neville Marcano] vocalist  
Decca 61031 10-in. 4/11/1936 we ain't 'fraid nobody King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61032 10-in. 4/11/1936 Don't break it I say King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] ; The Tiger [Neville Marcano] vocalist  
Decca 61033 10-in. 4/11/1936 Millington King Radio ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] ; The Tiger [Neville Marcano] vocalist  
Decca 61957 10-in. 2/16/1937 Netty-Netty The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61961 10-in. 2/16/1937 Love thy neighbor The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61963 10-in. 2/16/1937 Sally Sally water The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61967 10-in. 2/16/1937 Out the fire The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61968 10-in. 2/16/1937 Food scandal Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Caresser [Rufus Callender] ; The Executor [Philip Garcia] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61969 10-in. 2/16/1937 Hold up blackbird, hold up Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Caresser [Rufus Callender] ; The Executor [Philip Garcia] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61989 10-in. 2/25/1937 No syne no day The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61992 10-in. 2/23/1937 Power of the Lion The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61993 10-in. 2/23/1937 Mi ropa Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Caresser [Rufus Callender] ; The Executor [Philip Garcia] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61996 10-in. 2/25/1937 King George the VI-2 The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 61997 10-in. 2/23/1937 Miss Bimbilla Brown Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Caresser [Rufus Callender] ; The Executor [Philip Garcia] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 62003 10-in. 2/23/1937 Bowl and bat Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Caresser [Rufus Callender] ; The Executor [Philip Garcia] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 62004 10-in. 2/23/1937 The rats Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Caresser [Rufus Callender] ; The Executor [Philip Garcia] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 62007 10-in. 2/23/1937 Ah Gertie Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Caresser [Rufus Callender] ; The Executor [Philip Garcia] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 62008 10-in. 2/25/1937 Nora darling The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
Decca 62009 10-in. 2/25/1937 I will string along with you-1, 2 Atilla, the Hun [Raymond Quevedo] ; The Lion [Hubert R. Charles] vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 101 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lion, The [Hubert R. Charles]," accessed June 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327583.

Lion, The [Hubert R. Charles]. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327583.

"Lion, The [Hubert R. Charles]." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 June 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327583

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