Picker Patch by Lord Funny | Calypso

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When I heard this Calypso I said to myself, classic, boss Calypso! After posting "Doctor Kitch" by Lord Kitchener I surmised that anyone listening to this song will immediately fall in love with Lord Funny's wit and singing style. This is a classic double entendre calypso written to put a smile on your face, make you laugh, giggle if you are a young lady, and just be amazed if you are a fan of Calypso music. We present today, Lord Funny's "Picker Patch" released in 1969 on the local Antillana Calypso Record Label. 

We have back to back classic calypso classic songs. Doctor Kitch and Picker Patch can be accorded the crowns of classic juk-songs. We hope you love the post/song. We look forward to your input and list of Calypsos that you think should be revisited with a post on Sokah2Soca. 

Discogs Bio: Lord Funny (Donric Williamson born May 23,1941)
One of Trinidad's best humorous calypsonians, Funny continues after three decades to be popular in the tents, where his outfit each year is often as entertaining as his song. Grew up in Morvant and his sobriquet was first a childhood nickname for his big brother passed on to him. From small, he sang and played guitar 'on the block' in his neighborhood. He entered a local calypso competition in 1965 with his composition Dozen Men on the Ground. 

He began in 1966 after King Solomon acted to get his career going. He appeared that year in the CDC Calypso Theatre tent singing his memorable patriotic number Sweet Sweet Trinidad and the suggestive Vicey in 1966 at the Calypso Theatre. Sweet Sweet Trinidad remained popular and reappeared years later on his first album. Funny stayed two more years at the Calypso Theatre with Food is Food and Good Advice in 1967 and Supposing It Happen True and Girl Days in 1968. 

He took third with Buy Local Man in the 1969 competition. More importantly, he had a huge hit with Father Brown at OYB that year and it was released as a single with his other song for the year, Pick 'n' Patch on Antillana. He continued to release at least one single each year for several on Antillana.

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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Picker Patch 
Calypsonian: Lord Funny (real name Donric Williamson)
Trinidad-based Calypso label: Antillana / A-917
Year recorded: 1969
Music: Ed Watson & Orchestra

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