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March 21, 2018

Hello all. My site has been down for repairs for the last couple weeks. I am slowly rebuilding it. A calypsophile from California, Michael Eldridge, has kindly pointed out that the old site can be accessed here -

I recently reposted the main narrative, "Calypso On Trial" with a few additions and subtractions. You can access it by clicking on the link at the top left. Below it is a link to a new page I am working on about Lion and Atilla which should be a lot of fun. The other links do not work.

"Calypso On Trial" is a five thousand word account of how "Rum and Coca-Cola" was composed by Lord Invader in late 1942, stolen by comedian Morey Amsterdam in 1944, fought over in two high-stakes copyright infringement lawsuits that were finally settled in Lord Invader's favor in 1950.

Parts of "Calypso On Trial" appeared in the fall 1989 issue of SUNJET magazine.

There is much more to come.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch -

Kevin Burke
Cambridge, Massachusetts