Slinger Francisco, known better as The Mighty Sparrow, is the greatest living singer of calypso, and perhaps the greatest singer and composer the genre has ever produced. He got his name, because he “jumped around like a little sparrow” in the pre-Elvis era when most singers stood motionless in front of their bands. Sparrow's sexually and politically explicit lyrics, strong melodies and dynamic performances made him a superstar in most of the world. Although he lives and works in Jamaica, New York, he's almost unknown in the United States outside of the West Indian community. Sparrow was inducted into the Sunshine Awards Calypso and Steelband Music Hall of Fame in 1990.