Music: King of Calypso

Fast rising in U.S. jukebox popularity this week is a macabre little ditty about a woman's right to kill a man with a frying pan, since he was "nobody but my husband." Sung by Ella (A Tisket, a Tasket) Fitzgerald, Stone Cold Dead in the Market has sold over half a million records. It is climbing into the big ten on the Hit Parade even though it is banned on two networks—NBC and ABC—because murder is nothing to brag about.

Stone Cold Dead is the biggest Calypso hit since Rum & Coca-Cola (TIME, Jan. 29, 1945). It is also the first big...

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