Real Old Guyana Calypso – Bill Rogers

Real Old Guyana Calypso – Bill Rogers

Here are three really vintage Guyanese calypso recordings by Bill Rogers, a Guyanese singer from the 1930’s and 1940’s. This type of music was called “Shanto”. Have a listen and a laugh at the lyrics as they scrool down as the music is played.   Enjoy!!

B.G BHAJI

B.G.(which stood for British Guiana in Bill Rogers’ time )was probably his most popular song. It was re-made by other artistes and was also used in commercial jingles.

JIMMY BLACK PUDDING AND SOUSE

As one comment said: “Love this old song,brings back memories of Hunt`s cook up served late night at Bourda Market green and also Nut- Channa man at Camp Street by the jail”.

WEED SONG

Old time Guyanese Shanto Song from the 1930’s sung by Bill Rogers. It’s about a woman selling medicinal plants

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  • Clyde Duncan  On August 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I was quite surprised how much Bill Rogers
    could get into 3-minutes …B.G. Bhaji -listen
    to the end -that’s how the fight [row] started
    Reminisce!!

  • Mary Figueira  On August 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I have enjoyed listening to Bill Rogers old calypso, have not heard this in many years

  • tina  On August 22, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Keep up the good works. Your links are most impressive and you have succeeded in putting Guyana brightly on the map. The calypso music are great but I do not know any since it was way before me, however, I heard my parents talking about them especially B G Bhaji. Thanks again and keep the world informed on how lovely Guyana is.

    • guyaneseonline  On August 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you Tina for your words of encouragement.
      We must not lose our history or heritage by being distracted by the “modernity” of this age of attention deficit and built in obsolescence. We cannot relive the past but we should never dismiss the works of our ancestors!
      I am glad that i can help by featuring the works of others in a forum where all can enjoy the works of previous generations of Guyanese who worked tirelessly to make the then British Guiana, the jewel of the British colonies in the Caribbean.
      Will Rogers was before my time as well. It was before radio in its present form. It is a blessing that he was recorded and that we could, today, via the Internet all share in the entertainment of our grandparents.

  • faye henry  On December 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    my dear land of Guyana where songs can make you remember the past

  • Derek Dabee  On January 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    to Cyril Bryan
    date Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 2:48 AM
    subject Appreciation.

    Hello Cyril,
    I must send you a note to register the fine job- community service- that you extend to great number of your fans.
    The Real Old Guyana Calypso by Bill Rogers is a treat.

    I am from Vigilance (East of Buxton). I am in my fifties, and I cannot remember ever hearing this great piece of music.

    Thanks a bundle.
    Derek.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    • guyaneseonline  On January 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Hello Derek:
      Thanks for your comments.
      I spend some years in Buxton (next door to Vigilance) during the 1950’s. My dad was school master at Lusignan School from 1945-1962. I moved to the city in 1958. I know the East Coast very well and loved growing up there.

      Glad you liked the music. Glad i could share it with you and the many visitors to the Blog..
      Cheers

      Cy

  • Saville Farley  On March 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Congrations on your good work! Nice to see that there are Guyanese who are interested in keeping our culture alive!
    wonderful to know that there is a site where we the peoples of th ole country can gather to indulge in snatches of Guyanese pot-pourri!!
    Savile Farley
    2011 March 27

  • Krishna Rampersaud  On March 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Cyril
    I am originally from Canje Berbice and I just received your site and must say that it is very well put out and easy to navigate. I enjoy the pics and some of the articles I have read so far. Bai, it really bring back memories of a Land I will forever Love…My Guyana….
    Writing this and seeing the pics brings tears to my eyes , here in cole Ontario Canada…. I wanta go home sooo baad maan…Krishna
    Yuh have any Johnny Braff songs??

    • guyaneseonline  On March 28, 2011 at 1:42 am

      Hi There Krishna

      Thank you for your comments
      I will post a Johnny Braff song for you and everyone else
      I had it ready to post … You read my mind

      Cheers
      Cyril

  • Abby  On June 9, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Awesome site, where can I buy this music?

  • plaintain1  On July 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Hi
    Does anyone know about ‘tinpan’ music? My parent’s would talk this and Guyana constantly.
    Cheers!

  • guyaneseonline  On June 20, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Reblogged this on Guyanese Online and commented:

    This entry was made on August 19, 2010. Many of you may not have seen it so I have re-blogged it again.. Enjoy!!

  • JOAN DE OLIVEIRA  On June 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    WHEN I WON THE 1956, CARNIVAL QUEEN CONTEST, I WAS CROWNED BY THE THEN, MAYOR: LIONEL LUCKOO, AND DURING THE CONVERSATION WAS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS…WHAT BANDS OR MUSIC DO I LIKE BEST, AND THE FIRST ONE THAT CAME TO MY MIND WAS “BILL ROGERS” MUSIC….AND NOW, AFTER SO MANY YEARS, IT IS AGAIN MENTIONED…THANKS TO THE PERSON WHO DONATED THESE TO THE MEDIA……FOR REMINISING………………………..J.D. OLIVEIRA……………..

  • annie  On June 23, 2012 at 2:30 am

    There is a calpyso by the name of mosquito marry to sand fly daughter .i would love to hear this .thanks so much in advance for it.

  • Deryck minoo  On August 27, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I always enjoy listening to old time song from Guyana and to be able to follow along was a real treat, thank you very much , I look forward for much more like this, keep it alive guys

  • Rena bassit  On May 9, 2013 at 7:39 am

    i enjoyed listening to this old time memories. There was a calypso that goes something like ” who use to wipe you nose for you, who use to cook your food for you? dont forget was ur mother and father…remember when …..can someone please post the singer and if you can post it too…thanks

    rena, calgary alberta

  • Ron. Persaud  On June 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Hi Rena,
    I am years late; but better late than never.

    http://www.releaselyrics.com/f612/lord-creator-ma-%26-pa/

    Ron.

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