@erphaanalves - This week on #TributeTuesdays we pay respect to the late great Legend! - Ras Shorty I.
He was one of the few musicians of modern times who could claim to have almost single-handedly created a long-lasting musical genre. Ras Shorty I, formerly known as Lord Shorty, was one of the most creative figures to emerge from Trinidad. He rose to fame as "Lord Shorty" with his 1963 hit "Cloak and Dagger". Soca’s development as a musical genre included its fusion with calypso, cadence, and Indian musical instruments—particularly the dholak, tabla and dhantal—as demonstrated in Lord Shorty's classic compositions "Ïndrani" and "Shanti Om". In 1984, he voiced his disenchantment with soca, claiming it was being used for the wrong reasons. A short time thereafter, he embraced a strict form of Christianity, adopted the name Ras Shorty I. In the late 1980s, he began recording again, fusing soca and gospel in a style he called Jamoo.