Colin “Observer” Reid.
Another calypso veteran dies
The local entertainment fraternity has once again been plunged into mourning following news of the death of veteran calypsonian Colin “Observer” Reid.
According to reports, Observer was found in his Grazettes home by neighbours who reported not seeing the singer for a few days.
Reid, who called himself “the People’s King”, was best known for his hits Keep On Pushing Suki, Damage and Patriot. None were arguably as popular as his 1991 hit Cat Attack, where he called for the return of the cat-o-nine tails in Barbados with his popular Cat Attack girls.
Reid was also known for his love of the arts and love for other genres outside of kaiso, including spouge, reggae and ballads.
Chief Executive Officer of the NCF Carol Roberts, while paying tribute to Reid on Facebook, said, “A true true kaisonian and patriot. A strict guardian of calypso with a superb turn of phrase, masterful phrasing and acerbic wit. The kaiso fraternity is so much poorer today. Soar with the angels Colin ‘Observer’ Reid.”