Bands/Musicians The Best Calypso Bands/Artists  

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Calypso music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good calypso music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top calypso music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Calypso music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all calypso music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest calypso music bands of all time, since the most famous calypso music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best calypso music music.

You can click on the calypso music band names to see more information about that particular notable calypso music group. If they're near the top of the best calypso music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top calypso music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the calypso music band names themselves.

Harry Belafonte and Bob Brozman are only the beginning of the artists on this list. Upvote your favorite artists and downvote the worst to see the best at the top. Is Bobby Bloom better than Van Dyke Parks?

All important, significant and iconic names in calypso music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new calypso music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of calypso music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into calypso music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good calypso music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent calypso music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best calypso music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest calypso music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular calypso music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Mighty Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

2
43 22
Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Folk music, Calypso music, Vocal music

3
42 24
Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Kat... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists

4
28 13
Mighty Shadow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

5
19 10
The Last Badjohn of Calypso- K... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
thebadjohn added Calypso, Soca, Groovy Soca - Calypso Music
 

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22 13
David Rudder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

7
18 11
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Mento, Blue Beat, Ska

8
17 14
Byron Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Ska, Reggae, Calypso music

9
12 12
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music

10
13 14
The Mighty Terror is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music

11
8 9
JFC is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Reggae, Calypso music, Soca music

12
7 10
The Concrete Coconuts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
theconcretecoconuts added Calypso - 'The Concrete Coconuts' is a calypso band based in Brussels, Belgium.

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5 9
Mighty Gabby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Folk music, Calypso music

14
4 9
Clive Bradley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music

15
3 8
Antigua Carnival is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

16
4 10
Blake Alphonso Higgs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Goombay

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3 9
Luba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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3 10
Clue J and His Blues Blasters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists

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2 9
Nigel H Seymour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Mambo, Pop music, Folk music

20
2 9
Pedro Altamiranda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Salsa music, Calypso music

21
2 9
Alfred
Calypso music

22
2 9
Izaline Calister is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists

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3 11
Desperadoes Steel Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists

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2 10
Bobby Bloom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Calypso music

25
2 11
Banda Calypso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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1 9
Your Song Is Good is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Ska, Calypso music

27
1 9
Steven Springer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Reggae, Calypso music, Soca music

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1 9
Tom and Doug is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Show tune, Rock music

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1 9
Bob Brozman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Folk music, Electric blues

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1 9
Barrage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Klezmer, Pop music, Traditional music

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1 9
Lelio La Tanza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Rumba, Nuevo tango, Swing music

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1 11
Theophilus Beckford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Calypso Bands/Artists
Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae