Roaring Lion

Real Name:
Rafael De Leon
Calypsonian. Born 1908. Died July 11, 1999 at age 91.
Known as one of the Calypso pioneers who helped to take Calypso international in the 1930's.
Was dubbed by the Trinidad & Tobago media as the "walking encyclopedia" due to his extensive knowledge on the history of Calypso and Carnival.


Roaring Lion Discography Tracks


Roaring Lion Roaring Loud - Standing Proud (An Anthology) (Album, Comp) ICE Records Ltd. UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5003 Lion* / The Mighty Killer Lion* / The Mighty Killer - The Lost Watch / Trinidad Carnival Of Long Ago(Shellac, 10") Kiskedee 5003 UK 1950 Sell This Version
5007 King Radio / Lion* King Radio / Lion* - Marian / The Lost Watch(Shellac, 10") Kiskedee 5007 UK 1950 Sell This Version
5006 King Radio / Lion* King Radio / Lion* - Brown Skin Girl / Venezuela(Shellac, 10") Kiskedee 5006 UK 1950 Sell This Version
Roaring Lion Hapney Rice / I Ain't Gonna Do It No More Lion Records (18) Trinidad & Tobago 1976 Sell This Version
C157 The Roaring Lion* Carnival Long Ago / Calypsonian Government(7") Camille Records C157 US 1976 Sell This Version


Roaring Lion Sacred 78's (Comp) ICE USA, Canada & UK 1994 Sell This Version
ASH-007 Roaring Lion Cairi Calypso: 1930-1939(LP, Comp) Asherah Records ASH-007 US 2016 Sell This Version

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