Note: Notes from Rounder Records release "Calypso After Midnight" read: "Calypso dramas may have developed out of French Creole-language bawdy plays (for example, 'Dame Lorraine') that were common at the turn of the century. Staged before Carnival, they were enjoyed by men of all classes and by lower-class women (Errol Hill, The Trinidad Carnival: Mandate for a National Theatre, 2nd ed., London: New Beacon Books, 1997, pp. 40-41). Advertisements for calypso programs on cinema stages, with singers performing in vaudeville sketches, appear in Trinidad newspapers during the 1920s. The first presentation described in the press as a 'calypso drama' staged in a calypso tent is noted in 1933 ('First Calypso Drama: Decree Nisi in Song,' Trinidad Guardian, February 16, 1933, p. 2). 'The GI and the Lady" may be a shortened version of 'The Soldier and the Lady,' a drama staged by the Maginot Line calypso tent in 1940."