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There has been more than one artist known as Crazy.
1. A Soca artist from Port of Spain, Trinidad.
2. A Punk Rock band from Switzerland.
3. A rapper from New Orleans.

1. Crazy, born Edwin Ayoung 1944, Maraval Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The mother venezuelan and father trinidadian of chinese descent. In his youth a skilful cricket player.

The “Loveable Lunatic of Soca”, artistically underrated in his native land but one of the most commercially successful artists on international soca scene. An experimentalist. He pioneered parang soca and played a leading role in promoting chutney soca.

Initially used sobriquet Wong Ping, then Mighty Arawak. He was dubbed Crazy by Fred Farrell and was encouraged to go solo after showing talent as a chorus singer.

Made calypso debut at Sparrow’s Original Young Brigade (OYB) 1972 with double entendre “The Electrician” (issued as a single with “Religious Procession” on the Crazy label) and performed as guest artist at that year’s Queen contest.

Crazy remained with OYB until 1979. Presented “Jamadar” 1976 and released single “Satan Coming”/”Tight Mas” on Charlie’s. Sang “A Great Achievement” (issued on a single with “Raper Men” on Belini) 1977.

Crazy had a successful 1978 season with no. 1 best selling single “Dustbin Cover” and “Listen Joffre Serrette” on Ice Records.

Debuted in National Calypso Monarch final with both selections, placing second. Had major Yuletide hit 1978 with self-penned “Parang Soca”, the first example of soca blended with Trinidad’s Christmas season Latin music parang. Crazy used a mixture of chutzpah and media hype to make his debut LP Super Album on Crazy Music (incl.

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