Various ‎– Authentic Caribbean Music - Trinidad - Calypso And "Steel Band"

Alcoa ‎– A-443
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP, Compilation, Promo, Mono

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This EP is a compilation of previously released material.
This EP has the same cover art as Cook 1042, "Brute Force Steel Bands of Antigua, BWI" (1955)
The Cook 1042 cover is in full color printed on a white background; this is a simple black on yellow and white.
Nowhere on the record does it actually say these are recorded in Trinidad. Instead, the subtitle is "Recorded in the Caribbean for Alcoa Steamship Company".
QUALITY CAUTION : The tracks on this EP have been recorded at high speed, probably to make them fit, but making the singers, particularly the Duke of Iron, sound more like Chipmunks than crooners. There are remasters of most of these tracks available, and they sound much better than this promotional pressing.
A1 "Paran-Pan-Pan" is credited to Lisa Lekis, but it is not in her published discography
A2 "If I Lie, I Die" - Brute Force Steel Band of Antigua; recorded by Lisa Lekis; originally released as track 5 on promotional 12" LP, "Caribbean Festival : Music of the West Indes"; published by the Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau (1953)
B1 "Creole Girl" - The Duke of Iron; originally released as B2 on Monogram 842, "Calypso Carnival" (1957)
B2 "Loving Woman Is A Waste of Time" - The Duke of Iron and his Trinidad Calypso Troubadors; originally released as the A side on Monogram 851; 10" 78 RPM (1952)