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Geoffrey Holder And His Trinidad Hummingbirds - Songs Of The Caribbean FLAC album

Performer: Geoffrey Holder And His Trinidad Hummingbirds
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Songs Of The Caribbean
Country: Trinidad & Tobago
Style: Calypso
FLAC version ZIP size: 1483 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1414 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1957 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 111

Geoffrey Lamont Holder (August 1, 1930 – October 5, 2014) was a actor, voice actor, dancer, choreographer, singer, director and painter. He was known for his height (6 ft 6 in, . 8 m), "hearty laugh", and heavily accented bass voice combined with precise diction. Particularly remembered as the villain Baron Samedi in the 1973 Bond-movie Live and Let Die and for his role of Punjab in the 1982 film Annie, he was also known for his 7 Up commercials of the 1970s and '80s.

Album Specifications: 12" Vinyl (not a CD). Record Label Name: Washington Records Mono. Genre: Folk, International. Catalog Number: WLP 708. UPC, EAN: 699 Pop. Condition Note: 12 vinyl (not a CD).

Holder, Geoffrey 1930-PERSONALFull name, Geoffrey Lamont Holder; born August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies; son of Arthur (a sales representative) and Louise (maiden name, De Frense) Holder; married Carmen de Lavallade (an actress, dancer, and college professor), June 26, 1955; children: Leo Anthony Lamont. Education: Attended Queens Royal College, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1948. Source for information on Holder, Geoffrey 1930-: Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television dictionary. Mhil Daiim, Actors Studio, New York City, 1964. Three Songs for One, Ted Shawn Theatre, Becket, MA, 1964. I Got a Song, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1974. Timbuktu!, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Recorded Geoffrey Holder and His Trinidad Hummingbirds on the Riverside label; also recorded an album of song stories for Mercury records. Jean St. Mouchoir, Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller, 1995. Geoffrey Holder's Caribbean Cookbook, 1974.

GEOFFREY HOLDER- Rest in Peace Master. Winner of 2 Tony Awards for 1974's The Wiz- first black man to do so: should have won 2 again 4 the following year's ‘Timbuktu’ but they never would give such as he 2 years straight. His passing marks not only the passing of a giant and an Age of Afro-Saxon Genius and Creativity- but also serves as the most glaring symbol of our failure as a civilisation. That a Genius such as this would be so completely abandoned and un-used by the nation that would require his talents the most is the greatest tragedy that I kno. n hearing the news of Holder's death, other veterans of the Trinidad and Tobago's theatre also paid their respects: – a true genius of Broadway – passed away yesterday.

Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. Geoffrey assumed direction of the company in the late 1940s after Boscoe moved to London. Holder moved to the US in 1954, two years after being "discovered" by Agnes de Mille, the choreographer daughter of director-producer Cecil B. DeMille, after she saw the Holder Dance Company perform in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Holder, a talented painter, sold a score of his paintings to raise the funds to bring the Holder Dance Company to New York City in 1954 (in 1957 Holder won a Guggenheim Fellowship to study painting).

Geoffrey Holder won two Tonys for his direction and costume design for THE WIZ. He was also an acclaimed actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, photographer, and painter. When Boscoe left Trinidad for in the 1940s, Holder became the director/lead performer of the dance company. During this time, he established himself as a painter in Trinidad. In 1952, choreographer Agnes de Mille saw a performance by his dance group.


A1 Sol Leve Woyo
A2 Shango Hymn
A3 Fay Oh (Leaves Of Gold)
A4 Invocation
A5 Hymn To Osine
B1 Pendant Moin Dand L'Armee
B2 Wake Song (Adieu Dudu)
B3 Adieu, Madras
B4 'Ti Paule
B5 Miss Lily White
B6 Adam In De Garden


  • Cover, Illustration – G. Gogerty*

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
708 Geoffrey Holder * Shango Hymn: Songs Of The Caribbean ‎(LP) Washington Records 708 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown