Lord Invader was a calypso singer and songwriter from Trinidad. His real name was Rupert Westmore Grant. He started singing at a young age but started his career in 1937 and he went on to be one of the most successful calypso singers of all time.
Rum and Coca-Cola was originally recorded by Invader in 1942. He wrote the song after spending time in the USA and returning to Trinidad and seeing the effect that the US bases had on the women of Trinidad. The song was later stolen by the US comedian Morey Amsterdam, who cleaned up the lyrics a bit, and became a huge hit for the Andrews Sisters. Despite the song being about a mother and daughter prostitute team, the song actual was more controversial because of it’s mention of alcohol and of a Trademarked brand.
You can buy Lord Invader‘s version of Rum and Coca-Cola on iTunes.