Atilla The Hun

Real Name:
Raymond Quevedo
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One of the greatest calypsonians of all times, Atilla the Hun (1892-1962) started his musical career as a chantwell (lead singer) for a Carnival masquerade band in Port of Spain, Trinidad. By the 1920s, he was singing in calypso tents and soon became a very popular performer. Though Atilla composed calypsos on a wide range of topics, his specialty was politics, particularly the experience of working people in a colonial society. He was admired for both his eloquence and keen observation of detail. Attila was the first calypsonian to hold elected public office; he was elected to the Port of Spain City Council in 1946.
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Albums

256, 18143 Atilla The Hun - Ugly Woman / Woman Is Not The Weaker Sex album art The Lion (2) / Atilla The Hun The Lion (2) / Atilla The Hun - Ugly Woman / Woman Is Not The Weaker Sex(5xShellac, 10", Album) Decca, Decca 256, 18143 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

17297 Atilla The Hun - Netty-Netty / Abdication album art The Lion (2) / The Atilla* The Lion (2) / The Atilla* - Netty-Netty / Abdication(Shellac, 10") Decca 17297 US 1937 Sell This Version
17302 Atilla The Hun - Out The Fire / Roosevelt In Trinidad album art The Lion* / The Atilla* The Lion* / The Atilla* - Out The Fire / Roosevelt In Trinidad(Shellac, 10") Decca 17302 US 1937 Sell This Version
17429 Atilla The Hun - Soffie Bellah / Scorpion album art Lord Invader / Atilla The Hun Lord Invader / Atilla The Hun - Soffie Bellah / Scorpion(Shellac, 10") Decca 17429 US 1939 Sell This Version
126 Atilla The Hun - Female Of The Species / Modern Girl album art Atilla* With Gerald Clark And His Original Calypsos Atilla* With Gerald Clark And His Original Calypsos - Female Of The Species / Modern Girl(Shellac, 10") Guild Records (2) 126 US 1945 Sell This Version
127 Atilla The Hun - Treat 'Em Rough / West Indian Rhythm album art Atilla* With Gerald Clark And His Original Calypsos Atilla* With Gerald Clark And His Original Calypsos - Treat 'Em Rough / West Indian Rhythm(Shellac, 10") Guild Records (2) 127 US 1945 Sell This Version
SG.115 Atilla The Hun - The Army / Moen Las Cherchez album art Hubert Raphael DeLeon "Lion"* / Raymond Quevedo "Atilla"* Hubert Raphael DeLeon "Lion"* / Raymond Quevedo "Atilla"* - The Army / Moen Las Cherchez(Shellac, 10") SaGomes SG.115 Trinidad & Tobago 1951 Sell This Version
SG.111 Atilla The Hun - Ah! Lord Invaders / Man Centipede album art Kenneth St. Bernard "Dictator"* / Raymond Quevedo "Atilla"* Kenneth St. Bernard "Dictator"* / Raymond Quevedo "Atilla"* - Ah! Lord Invaders / Man Centipede(Shellac, 10") SaGomes SG.111 Trinidad & Tobago 1951 Sell This Version
SG.116 Atilla The Hun - Samson And Delilah / Treat 'Em Rough album art Hubert Raphael DeLeon "Lion"* / Raymond Quevedo "Atilla"* Hubert Raphael DeLeon "Lion"* / Raymond Quevedo "Atilla"* - Samson And Delilah / Treat 'Em Rough(Shellac, 10") SaGomes SG.116 Trinidad & Tobago 1951 Sell This Version
17470 Atilla The Hun - Chip Chip Water / Woman Is Not The Weaker Sex album art King Radio / Atilla The Hun King Radio / Atilla The Hun - Chip Chip Water / Woman Is Not The Weaker Sex(Shellac, 10") Decca 17470 US Unknown Sell This Version
17391 Atilla The Hun - History Of Woodbrook Vicinity / Jim Congo Meyer  album art The Growler / Atilla The Hun and Lord Executor The Growler / Atilla The Hun and Lord Executor - History Of Woodbrook Vicinity / Jim Congo Meyer (Shellac, 10") Decca 17391 US Unknown Sell This Version
17328 Atilla The Hun - War / Ah Gertie  album art Atilla*, Lion*, Caresser* and Executor* / The Caresser Atilla*, Lion*, Caresser* and Executor* / The Caresser - War / Ah Gertie (Shellac, 10") Decca 17328 US Unknown Sell This Version
17381 Atilla The Hun - Man, Man, Man Peter / The Horrors Of War album art The Lion (2) / Atilla The Hun The Lion (2) / Atilla The Hun - Man, Man, Man Peter / The Horrors Of War(Shellac, 10") Decca 17381 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

PI-161, 9048 Atilla The Hun - Where Was Butler? - A Calypso Documentary From Trinidad album art Atilla The Hun, King Radio, The Tiger (2), The Growler, &*, The Executioner* Atilla The Hun, King Radio, The Tiger (2), The Growler, &*, The Executioner* - Where Was Butler? - A Calypso Documentary From Trinidad(LP, Comp) P-Vine Records, Folklyric Records PI-161, 9048 Japan 1989 Sell This Version