MusicTT salutes the late, great Mighty Shadow
Today, the Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT), is deeply saddened by the loss of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s musical icons, Winston "The Mighty Shadow" Bailey.
“Shadow was different,” explained John Arnold, Chairman of MusicTT. “A master storyteller and his compositions were testimony to his genius mind and amazing imagination. We were working together recently and discussing another performance, and this is so hard to accept. On behalf of the MusicTT board, staff and members, I want to express my Condolences to his family. We salute this cultural icon. RIP Shadow”
Bailey was born in Belmont, Trinidad and began his singing career at a very young age. He was well known for his popular calypsos which included DIngolay, Pay the Devil, Poverty is Hell and Feeling the Feeling to name a few. He held two road march titles; Bassman in 1974 and Stranger in 2001. He was the second person to ever win both the International Soca Monarch and the Trinidad Road March competitions simultaneously in 2001. In 2003, Bailey received the Hummingbird Medal (Silver) for his contributions to music in Trinidad and Tobago He also received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies for his contributions as a musical composer.