Lord Flea (born Norman Thomas) was one of the originators of modern calypso. Allegedly dubbed "Calypso king of Jamaica" in 1951, Lord Flea appeared in American-made films such as "Bop Girl Goes Calypso" and "Calypso Joe." In the late-'50s, Lord Flea was featured, along with Lord Kitchener, in New York as a member of Geoffrey Holder's revue, Caribbean Festival. Accompanied by his band, The Calypsonians, Lord Flea recorded an album, Swingin' Calypsos, for Capitol in 1957.
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