The Shadow* ‎– Rap To Me / The Alien

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Straker's Records ‎– GS 177
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
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A Rap To Me
B The Alien

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Primary country where the single "Rap To Me / The Alien" were recorded, first released, distributed and sold is Trinidad & Tobago. Straker's Records has a distribution outlet in Trinidad & Tobago located at 90 Fredrick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad where new releases are annually sold and distributed to capitalize on the annual Trinidad Carnival market.

Vinyl was pressed in Barbados most likely by West Indies Records (Barbados) Limited, located at Applethwaites Estate, St. Thomas, Barbados, W. I.

Year of release of this 1975 Shadow single can be accurately deduced from year of release of previous and preceding Shadow singles on the Straker's Records label (catalog nos. GS 176 and GS 208) which were both also released in 1975.

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Socapro

Socapro

July 16, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Year of release of this single can also be confirmed at this link: https://web.archive.org/web/20090421142657/http://calypsoarchives.co.uk/maindirectory/Shadow.html
Socapro

Socapro

July 10, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
In addition to the tracks "Rap To Me" and "The Alien" being recorded and released as a two track single they are also featured on Shadow's 1975 album "King From Hell" that first came out for the Trinidad 1975 Carnival season.
The Primary country where the single "Rap To Me / The Alien" were recorded, released, distributed and sold is Trinidad & Tobago. Straker's Records also has a distribution outlet in Trinidad & Tobago located at 90 Fredrick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
The address of the Straker's Records Trinidad branch is featured on the vinyl label of Shadow's 1975 album "King From Hell" which features both sides of this single. See this link: https://www.discogs.com/Shadow-The-King-From-Hell/release/4052415#images/7946946

Year of release can also be obtained from album Notes on back cover of Shadow's 1975 album "King From Hell" which features both sides of this two track single "Rap To Me / The Alien". The album notes on Shadow's 1975 album "King From Hell" indicate that the album was released the year following 1974 as a follow-up album to Shadow's 1974 album called "Bassman". See this link: https://www.discogs.com/Shadow-The-King-From-Hell/release/4052415#images/7946943

The artist himself The Shadow also confirms the year of release of the "King From Hell" album and tracks featured on it in an artist interview that was done in Trinidad where he resides, see this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWn2S0zhMuE/watch?v=TWn2S0zhMuE