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Lord Creator (born Kentrick Patrick around 1940, in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) is a ska artist. He started as a calypso singer under the name Lord Creator but moved to Jamaica in the late 1950s. There he recorded his first big hit, Evening News, in 1959 with Fitz Vaughan Bryan’s big band. In 1962, he recorded Independent Jamaica, which became the official song marking Jamaica’s independence from the British Empire on August 6, 1962. That song was also the first record on Chris Blackwell’s newly founded Island Records label in the United Kingdom. (Island 001). In 1963, Don’t Stay Out Late, produced by Vincent Chin, became a huge hit in Jamaica.

In 1964, he had a hit with Big Bamboo, produced by Coxsone Dodd with Tommy McCook on saxophone. After Little Princess in 1964, he recorded a calypso album, Jamaica Time, on Studio One. It included calypso classics like Jamaica Farewell and Yellowbird, as well as a cover of Bob Dylan’s Blowing in the Wind.

His next album, Big Bamboo, was recorded at Dynamic Studios sometime after 1969, when the studio was established by Byron Lee. Carlton Lee, who is otherwise unknown, is listed as the producer.

Creator’s biggest hit was Kingston Town, recorded in 1970 for producer Clancy Eccles which is a reggae version of his 1964 ska tune King & Queen (Babylon). After that, Lord Creator virtually disappeared from the music scene.

In 1977, he recorded Life, a rerecording of his 1969 song, Such is Life, at The Black Ark for Lee “Scratch” Perry.


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