Trinidad & Tobago Road March Winners

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The road make to walk on Carnival Day! In this case it was let's play ah Mas and the result was 'Road March Song of the Year'!

The following post is a reprint from the Blog Santiwah. Some of the dates in the post date to an earlier period in the history of the Road March competition. The winning songs played by the bands from 1932 up until 1961 were called "Leggos" (Break Away). From 1962 the competition became 'officially entrenched' in the Carnival scene and was given the name "Road March"(current name). 

The real names of the Calypsonians here were sourced from TUCO and added to this listing to ensure 'full disclosure' with the listing. Thanks to TUCO and their research for listing the official names of the singers. The names were added here as a public service!

From 1932 to 1961 there was no official Road March Competition! The official competition was sanctioned in 1962! The video at the end of this listing was sourced from YouTube and is presented for your listening pleasure by "IsDePanInMe". You can now listen to a selection of these winning calypsos!

1932 Norman Spann aka King Radio  Tiger Tom Play Tiger Cat
1933 Norman Spann aka King Radio  Wash Pan Wash
1934 Clatis Ali aka Dougla  After Johnny Drink Me Rum
1935 Rafael Cairi Llama De Leon aka Roaring Lion  Dingolay Oy
1936 Rafael Cairi Llama De Leon aka Roaring Lion  Advantage Could Never Done
1937 Rafael Cairi Llama De Leon aka Roaring Lion  Netty Netty
1938 Rafael Cairi Llama De Leon aka Roaring Lion  No Norah Darling
1939 Norman Spann aka King Radio  Mathilda
1940 Egbert Moore aka Beginner  Run Yuh Run
1941 Rafael Cairi Llama De Leon aka Roaring Lion  Whoopsin, Whoopsin
1942  No Carnival No Carnival
1943  No Carnival No Carnival
1944  No Carnival No Carnival
1945  No Carnival No Carnival
1946  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener Jump in the line or "Lai Fook Lee" (as played by steelbands)
1947  Andrew Bernard aka King Pharoah  King Pharoah
1948  Fitzroy Alexander aka Lord Melody (previously known as   Lord Livingstone) Canaan Barrow
           (Canaan Barrow as per the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago Tel # (868) 623-2874)

The 1948 Winner is now in dispute! Who really won in 1948? Was it, Lord Melody with "Canaan Barrow? Was it, King Radio with "Who Dead, Canaan? Was it, Mighty Killer with a song entitled "East Indians with Christian Names"? 

1949  Victor Atwell aka Wonder  Ramgoat Baptism
1950  Cephas Alexander aka Killer  In a Calabash
1951  Fitzgerald Henry aka Terror  Tiny Davis
1952  Carlton Gomes aka Spit Fire  Post Post
1953  Carlton Gomes aka Spit Fire  Bow Wow Wow
1954  Carlton Joseph aka Blakie  Steel Band Clash
1955  German Composition/popular by BBC radio UK 1953/1954 Happy Wonderer (Valerie Valera)
1956  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Jean and Dinah
1957  Carlton Gomes aka Spitfire PNM
1958  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Pay As You Earn
1959  Caruso  Run the Gunslingers
1960  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Mae Mae
1961  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Royal Jail

1962  Blakie  Maria (This song was the 'First official Road March Winner')
1963  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  The Road
1964  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  This Is Mas
1965  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  My Pussin
1966  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Obeah Wedding
1967  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  Sixty Seven
1968  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  Miss Tourist
1969  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Sa Sa Yae
1970  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  Margie
1971  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  Madison Square
1972  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Drunk and Disorderly
1973  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  Rainorama
1974  Winston Bailey aka "Shadow"  Bass Man
1975  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  Tribute to Spree Simon
1976  Aldwyn Roberts aka Lord Kitchener  Flag Woman
1977  McArthur Lewis aka Calypso Rose  Tempo
1978  McArthur Lewis aka Calypso Rose   Soca Jam
1979  Sylvester Lockhart aka Poser  Ah Tell She
1980  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue  Soca Baptist
1981  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue  Ethel
1982  Seadley Joseph akaPenguin  Deputy
1983  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue  Rebecca
1984  Slinger Francisco aka "The Mighty Sparrow"  Doh Back Back
1985  Edwin Ayoung aka Crazy   Soucoyant
1986  David Rudder  Bahia Girl
1987  Kelvin Pope aka Duke  Thunder
1988  Christopher Herbert aka Tambu  This Party Is It
1989  Christopher Herbert aka Tambu  Free Up
1990  Christopher Herbert aka Tambu  We Ain?t Going Home
1991  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue  Get Something and Wave
1992  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue  Jab Jab
1993  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue  Bacchanal Time
1994  Barnett Henry aka Preacher  Jump and Wave
1995  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue  Signal To Lara
1996  Nigel Lewis  Movin
1997  Machel Montano  Big Truck
1998  Wayne Rodriguez  Footsteps
1999  Sanell Dempster  River
2000  Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue| Neil Iwer George (Tie) Pump Up|Carnival Come Back Again
2001  Winston Bailey aka Shadow  Stranger
2002  Naya George  Trinidad
2003  Faye-Ann Lyons  Display
2004  Shurwayne Winchester  De Band Coming
2005  Shurwayne Winchester  Dead or Alive
2006  Machel Montano and Patrice Roberts  Band of the Year
2007  Machel Montano  Jumbie
2008  Faye Ann Lyons Alvarez  Get on
2009  Faye Ann Lyons Alvarez  "Meet Super Blue"
2010  JW and Blaze Palance
The listed information was sourced from various Internet sites (and my limited knowledge) with the bulk of the list coming from www.westindianculture.com.
2011 - Machel Montano HD - Advantage
2012 - Machel Montano - Pump Yuh Flag
2013 - Austin Lyons aka Blue Boy/Super Blue - Fantastic Friday
2014 - Machel Montano HD - MOR (Ministry of Road)
2015 - Machel "Monk Monte" Montano - Like Ah Boss
2016 - Machel Montano - Waiting on the Stage
2017 - Ultimate Rejects ft. MX Prime - Full Extreme

 

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