Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Birthday Big Up: 'De old dawg' getting older

(Bottom left) Smiling brightly is the birthday boy, The Mighty Grynner.

(Bottom left) Smiling brightly is the birthday boy, The Mighty Grynner.

Today McDonald Blenman, stage name 'Mighty Grynner' turns 72!

Affectionately known as 'de old dawg', this veteran calypsonian has taken the title for Tune of the Crop, commonly called the Road March, a whopping seven times.

You don't have to turn up de speaker to here these facts about Grynner, but here are five things you may not know about him.

1. He is a duck farmer

2. He has written most of his early songs on cement bags at his earlier workplace

3. One of 13, Grynner has gone on to have children and grandchildren of his own, keeping his family big.

4. He lives the parish of St Lucy

5.  He has two little boys, who he has adopted; one is in primary school and the other in secondary school.

And before you start singing 'We want more Grynner', that's all we have for you this year.

May he see many more years... Happy Birthday, Grynner!