The Termites

Real Name:
Lloyd Parks, Wentworth Vernal
Profile:
The career of The Termites was a pretty short one, even when Lloyd Parks stayed in reggae circus as a bass player and singer till today.
The started around 1966. Their name came on after a joke when Vernal started to play the piano and found his "blocks" eaten by termites. Together they scored one big hit "Have Mercy Mr. Percy", a plea for leniency from a landlord. Furthermore they had a song on one of the most important rocksteady compilations Get Ready Rock Steady. The song "Last Love" got reissued on a lot of newer compilations. Their voices harmonized and fitted perfect over the slower rocksteady beats. They also includeda little doo-wop touch in their rhythms. Only a few of their recordings got versioned. They recorded an album for Studio One and also had distribution in the U.K. via Pama Records where they released "Show Me The Way/What Can I Do". Generally seen, they nearly worked exclusivly with producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, before they changed to a independent label called Dampa. Their last song was "Push It Up", then they spit up. Wentworth Vernal left the music scene. He still lives in Jamaica, Lloyd Parks continued over years.
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The Termites Discography Tracks

Albums

The Termites - Do The Rock Steady album art The Termites Do The Rock Steady (Album) Studio One UK 1967 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CS 01 / CS 02 The Termites - Hold Down album art The Termites Hold Down(7", Single, W/Lbl, 3 p) Coxsone Records CS 01 / CS 02 UK 1966 Sell This Version
CS 7008 The Termites - Sign Up / Troubled Man album art The Termites / Delroy Wilson The Termites / Delroy Wilson - Sign Up / Troubled Man(7") Coxsone Records CS 7008 UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Termites - Mercy-Mr. Percy / Hot And Cold album art The Termites / Soul Brothers* The Termites / Soul Brothers* - Mercy-Mr. Percy / Hot And Cold Studio One UK 1967 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Push It Up  album art The Termites Push It Up (7", Single) Olympic (7) none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
CS 1010 The Termites - Rave All Night album art The Termites Rave All Night(7") Coxsone Records CS 1010 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Beach Boy / Mamma Didn't Know album art The Termites Beach Boy / Mamma Didn't Know(7", Single) Muzik City Records none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
CS 7025 The Termites - Do It Right Now / Stay album art The Termites / The Summertairs The Termites / The Summertairs - Do It Right Now / Stay(7", Single) Coxsone Records CS 7025 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SO 2029 The Termites - It Takes Two To Make Love album art The Termites It Takes Two To Make Love(7", Single) Studio One SO 2029 UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Termites - I'll Be Waiting / Return Of Django album art The Termites / The Upsetters The Termites / The Upsetters - I'll Be Waiting / Return Of Django (Single) Upsetter Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
The Termites - Show Me The Way / What Can I Do album art The Termites Show Me The Way / What Can I Do Pama Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
FCB 7301/FCB 7242 The Termites, Karl Bryan The Termites, Karl Bryan - Shake It Up / Night Curfew(7", Single) Not On Label FCB 7301/FCB 7242 1968 Sell This Version
TR-634 The Termites - Love Up Kiss Up / Laba Laba Reggae album art The Termites / Alton Ellis The Termites / Alton Ellis - Love Up Kiss Up / Laba Laba Reggae(7") Trojan Records TR-634 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SO 2041 The Termites - The Girl I Left Behind / My Last Love album art Ken Boothe, The Termites Ken Boothe, The Termites - The Girl I Left Behind / My Last Love(7", Single) Studio One SO 2041 UK 1968 Sell This Version
PM 729 The Termites - Push It Up / Two Of A Kind album art The Termites Push It Up / Two Of A Kind(7", Single) Pama Records PM 729 UK 1968 Sell This Version
CS 7039 The Termites - Mama Didn't Know / I Made A Mistake album art The Termites Mama Didn't Know / I Made A Mistake(7") Coxsone Records CS 7039 UK 1968 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Miss Stella album art The Termites Miss Stella(7") Not On Label (The Termites) none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Show Me The Way album art The Termites Show Me The Way(7", Single, W/Lbl) Olympic (7) none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Love Up Kiss Up / Soul Remedy album art The Termites, Tommy McCook & The Supersonics The Termites, Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Love Up Kiss Up / Soul Remedy(7", W/Lbl) Treasure Isle none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
NB 017 The Termites - Push Push / Girls album art The Termites Push Push / Girls(7") New Beat Records NB 017 UK 1968 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Hard To Handle / I'll Be Waiting album art Carl Dawkins / The Termites Carl Dawkins / The Termites - Hard To Handle / I'll Be Waiting(7", W/Lbl) Upsetter (2) none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
CA 18 The Termites - Facts Of Life / I'll Be Waiting album art The Mellotones / The Termites The Mellotones / The Termites - Facts Of Life / I'll Be Waiting(7") Camel CA 18 UK 1969 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Ole King Cole / Gal And Boy album art Dampy's Group* Ole King Cole / Gal And Boy(7", W/Lbl) Not On Label none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
The Termites - We Gonna Make It / We Gonna Be Free  album art The Termites, The Ethiopians The Termites, The Ethiopians - We Gonna Make It / We Gonna Be Free (Single) Merritone, Dub Store Records Japan 2011 Sell This Version
none The Termites - Drip Drop album art The Termites Drip Drop(7", Single, RP) Olympic (7) none UK 2011 Sell This Version