UPDATE: Sour Sour wins the 2019 Road March title

Charles Isaac better known as Sour Sour. Facebook photo

Charles Isaac better known in the calypso arena as “Sour Sour”, has won this year’s carnival road march title with “Grinder”. His gets a cash prize of $3000.

This, according to official information from the Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA), Deryck “De Hunter” St. Rose.

Dominica News Online (DNO) was informed that in arriving at the road march results, DCA representatives, located at strategic positions along the route, used tally sheets to record the number of times each calypso was played.

Next in line was 9 time King Dennison “Dice” Joseph with Jumbee Money. Lugarz came in 3rd place with “Karessah” and Intruder took the 4th position with “Eyes Closed”.

Sour Sour first tied for the road march title with the Hurricane in 1994 with his very popular Cool Pipe. He also won in 2011 with “No name, No warrant” popularly know as “Yaw Yaw”.

Meantime, St Rose said this year’s Calypso finals was a great one and all the artistes gave a very good account of themselves.

“We are looking forward to having an even better season come 2020,” he said.

He also thanked the patrons and persons who supported the association throughout the season.

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  1. shawn
    March 7, 2019

    I think take out the teeth should have gotten the road march. rediculus song from sour sour.

  2. Tool Man
    March 7, 2019

    Using some of the prize money Sour Sour can now easily replace the “grinder” his brother took from him. Hope the brother will not get jealous as this new “grinder” should do a much better job!!

  3. mine
    March 7, 2019

    Congratulation Sour Sour you did good..

    March 7, 2019

    These are the kind of songs that give you a good laugh while enjoying carnival. Well done well deserved

  5. Christine from Watty Lane
    March 7, 2019

    Well deserved indeed…but Which brother took your Grinder? Was it Simon?

    • Nrt
      March 8, 2019

      Careful… Last time he mentioned a sibling name was his sister’s in ‘Pisinit’, he ended up spending that carnival with a broken hand. Serious ting dat. :-P

    • JI's ex
      March 10, 2019

      Christine it’s not is brother rather his cousin with the little grinder JI
      JI is Morso Pie’s son Charles CI is Edward Isaac son and Morso Pie & Edward were brothers. So was Cox JI’s & CI’s uncle too.

  6. Sybil nowell
    March 7, 2019

    Well done sour sour good road March.

  7. Karl Orndem
    March 7, 2019

    Just like dice is celebrated as the 9 time calypso king, the most prolific calypsonian in our history, Sour needs to be celebrated in the same light. This man takes roadmarch whenever he feels like it. from since the days of cool pipe til now he has won numerous road march titles. Yes there were better songs with better messages, but Sour’s songs does have a feeling! make you want to hit the road. that is why he is road march king.

  8. mine
    March 7, 2019

    congratulation sour sour enjoy your win.

  9. Vye Negre
    March 7, 2019

    Trini have ‘famalay’ and we have ‘Grinder’… and they wonder why Bouyon not progressing! We celebrate mediocrity, so many well written, well produced and well mix n master etc songs were released for the season. We ignore all of them and decide a free up song, from someone who can barely sing, with no lyrics etc is road march. Next year I guess we will send Sour Sour to Trini to compete in soca monarch alongside the likes of Mr. Killa and Teddyson John!

    • Tool Man
      March 7, 2019

      You not making no semse………………

      You obviously don’t understand

    • Nrt
      March 8, 2019

      Well, Vye Neg that’s the whole point. TnT doe value sense of humor as highly as we. Otherwise we give it to the best producer& mixer and one who spent the most. Lol

    • JI'slil grinder
      March 10, 2019

      You might be surprised Vye Negre!
      It’s all about the feeling my grinder brings it gives goose flesh. He can win T&T road march for all U know .It’s like the lottery anyone can.

  10. Sweet Sweet
    March 6, 2019

    Congrats Sour. You keep on giving us hit after hit. 5x Road March King? :oops: :lol:

  11. zandoli
    March 6, 2019

    I had a good laugh listening to that song. This is truly carnival parody at its best.

    • Joseph John
      March 7, 2019

      This is great comedy in calypso form, very artistic. At the beginning you are tempted to laugh at him, But then you laugh with him and end up enjoying great comedy. It was Shakespare who implied that a joker or a clown is a very smart person. It takes a lot of smarts and originality to make your audience laugh. His cash was well earned. It was no Jumbee Money, no J D.

  12. LaPlaine Observer
    March 6, 2019

    Ridiculous selection. “Take out de teeth” is a better road march tune.

    • Calypso Lover
      March 6, 2019

      @Laplaine Observer, Take out de teeth was a good road match song, unfortunately, the judging is base on how many times the song was played on the road. I have to say from what I heard the DJs were not playing much of the calypsos this year.

      Congratulation Sour, Sour

    • indeed
      March 6, 2019

      road march is determined by whats played most on the road, not quality of song etc everyone was playing this Congrats Sour Sour

    • Galileo
      March 6, 2019

      It is not based on your opinion or that of anyone. As you may have read it is based on a tally. Get rid of your childish bias.

    • Carnival lover
      March 7, 2019

      It is not what is a better road march song, it is which song is PLAYED THE MOST on the road, thus making it the most popular song. It is what the people like the most

  13. DC
    March 6, 2019

    Wonderful! He gives it his all when performing. Reward well deserved!

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