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Wilmoth Houdini

World and Reggae
A.k.a. Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks

Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks (November 25, 1895 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – August 6, 1973, New York), best known as Wilmoth Houdini, was a prominent calypsonian. He made numerous recordings from the 1920s through the 1940s, also sometimes using the names Wilmoth Hendricks Edgar, Leon Sinclair, and King Houdini.

  • World
  • Reggae
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Black but Sweet on The Cooks in Trinidad by Wilmoth Houdini
Poor but Ambitious on The Calypso Way by Wilmoth Houdini
Bobby Sox Idol (Frank Sinatra) on The Calypso Way by Wilmoth Houdini
Rum and Coca Cola on The Cooks in Trinidad by Wilmoth Houdini
Blow Wind Blow on Rum & Coca-Cola by Wilmoth Houdini
Brave Son of America on The Calypso Way by Wilmoth Houdini
The Calypso Way on The Calypso Way by Wilmoth Houdini
The Devil Behind Me on The Calypso Way by Wilmoth Houdini
African Love Call on The Calypso Way by Wilmoth Houdini
Way Down Sobo (Leggo) on Calypso Carnival by Various Artists

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Poor But Ambitious - Calypso ClassicsWilmoth Houdini1993Compil.
Barbados BluesSam Manning, Wilmoth Houdini1984Compil.
Calypso Classics From TrinidadWilmoth Houdini1984Compil.
They Are Lying On Me / Don't Do That To MeWilmoth Houdini1946Album
Calypsos Sung By Wilmouth HoudiniWilmoth Houdini1939Album
Mister, The Wolf's At Your Door / Uncle Joe Gimme Mo'Wilmoth HoudiniAlbum
Songs Of TrinidadWilmoth Houdini With Gerald Clark's Night OwlsAlbum
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