Soca Star Machel Montano Pays Tribute To King Mighty Swallow


Soca superstar Machel Montano has paid tribute to King Swallow who died yesterday after a long illness at the age of 78. Here is the tribute.

“R.I.P. Mighty Swallow πŸ™ . My deepest condolences to the family, friends , fans and comrades of Sir Rupert β€œ King Swallow β€œ Philo .

The Legendary Antiguan Calypso King was a mentor to us growing up and a great influence on my career . As a teenager and bandleader of Pranasonic Express, I remember his songs being a great part of our repertoire as they had heavy dominance in the music scene of Trinidad and Tobago.

β€œ Fire in the backseat β€œ , β€œ Wine on something β€œ and of course β€œ The man with the Pepper Sauce is Boss β€œ He was a friend and inspiration to us all , soft spoken and humble . In this picture we stood side by side singing β€œ Now is the time β€œ the Calypso for Africa project at Rawlston Recording studio in Brooklyn New York back in 1985 .

I had the privilege of spending time with him in December 2019 at Charlie’s Records along with Charlie where we sat and laughed about old times , he was just as humble and quiet . May he Rest In Peace and his legacy live on ! πŸ™πŸ•Šβ€œ Don’t stop this Party β€œ

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  1. Lovely and we are relying on folks like you to indeed keep the party going on & off ‘Subway’ even if we have to ‘Party in Space’.

  2. Rest in Heavenly Peace Swallow. Thank you for your contribution to the art. Whenever your songs play in a party we know! “Party Score!” πŸ™πŸ½β€

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