WIRL

WIRL

Profile:
WIRL (West Indies Records Limited) was a label based in Jamaica and Barbados founded in 1958 by Edward Seaga. Specialising in all forms of Caribbean music and even some W.I. pressings of American soul and r&b hits.
For the manufacturing & distribution company please use West Indies Records Ltd. or West Indies Recording Co. for Jamaica and West Indies Records (Barbados) Ltd. for Barbados. For the studio recordings please use Wirl Studio. For unofficial releases please use WIRL (2).
West Indies Records Limited (B’DOS) Ltd, started manufacturing phonograph records during the month of October 1964. This project was the brainchild of Mr. Colin Wilkie, who was the manager of Manning’s Electrical Showroom and Mr. Colin Thomas, director of Manning, Wilkinson & Challenor Ltd. As was expected, the availability of pressing plant in Barbados encouraged many local artistes to have their work recorded and put on wax. Since at that time there were no professional recording studios on the island, local recordings were successfully accomplished using one-track studios at Barbados Redifussion Services Ltd. on River Road and CBC (Caribbean Broadcast Corp) located at Black Rock, St. Michael. Much credit must be giving to the engineers and the Disc Jockies of that era who successfully recorded these artistes with the limited technology available. The first album to be manufactured in Barbados was “Treasure Chest” by the Merrymen of Barbados.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
West Indies Records Ltd. (WIRL)
13 Bell Road
Kingston 11
Jamaica, W.I.

West Indies Records (Barbados) Limited
Applethwaites Estate
St. Thomas
Barbados, W. I.
Sites:
[l55861]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Liber Et Andoche  album cover Les Freres Gentille Liber Et Andoche(LP) WIRL 001 Barbados 1982 Sell This Version
1B 003 Halcyon No. 1  album cover Ecstasy (6) Halcyon No. 1(12", Maxi) Sea Deck 1B 003 Barbados 1988 Sell This Version
3A 031 Wooy Midebar / Reggae Down  album cover Gramacks* Wooy Midebar / Reggae Down 3A 031 Barbados 1976 Sell This Version
3A 033 Sound Of Music  album cover Black Affairs Sound Of Music(7") 3A Production 3A 033 France 1977 Sell This Version
3A 034 Bring The Heat Down  album cover Rebirth 7th Bring The Heat Down(7") 3A Production 3A 034 France 1977 Sell This Version
3A 037 Coco Sec (Cadence) / Africa  album cover Midnight Groovers Of Dominica* Coco Sec (Cadence) / Africa(7", Single) 3A Production 3A 037 Barbados 1977 Sell This Version
3A 038 O Ti Yo  album cover Midnight Groovers Of Dominica* O Ti Yo(7") 3A Production 3A 038 France 1977 Sell This Version
3 A 059 Classics To Calypso  album cover The Barbados Steel Orchestra* Classics To Calypso(LP, Album) 3A Production, 3A Production 3 A 059 France Unknown Sell This Version
7N 35298 I Feel Alright  album cover Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* I Feel Alright(7", Single) Piccadilly 7N 35298 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
043 Freedom / African Music  album cover Bill-O-Men Freedom / African Music(7", Red) 3A Production 043 Barbados 1978 Sell This Version
063 Merry Christmas From  album cover Boo And The Tru-Tones* Merry Christmas From(LP, Album) WIRL 063 Barbados 1975 Sell This Version
101 Fred Wilmot Ananci And The Magic Calabash(7") WIRL 101 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
103 Suzie Wong / Have You Ever Been Lonely  album cover Osbert Graham And The Robin Hood Combo Osbert Graham And The Robin Hood Combo - Suzie Wong / Have You Ever Been Lonely(7") WIRL 103 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
110 I Need You / Lovely Nights  album cover Joe White With Lyn Taitt's Band* Joe White With Lyn Taitt's Band* - I Need You / Lovely Nights(7", Single) WIRL 110 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
114 The Robe / Come On Home  album cover Higgs & Wilson The Robe / Come On Home(7") WIRL 114 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
140 Calypso Medley   album cover The Merrymen Calypso Medley (7", Single) WIRL 140 Barbados Unknown Sell This Version
151 Miss Hessie   album cover The Merrymen Miss Hessie 151 Barbados Unknown Sell This Version
172 Friday Is A Miserable Day / This World Has A Feeling  album cover Dionne Cameron* Friday Is A Miserable Day / This World Has A Feeling(7") Wirl 172 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
186 The Trade Winds (2) Rum And Calypso / Honeymooning Couple(7", Single) WIRL 186 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
203 I Long For The Day / Pretty Baby  album cover Higgs & Wilson I Long For The Day / Pretty Baby(7", Single) WIRL 203 Jamaica 1960 Sell This Version
211 Sad Over You / Sweeter Than Honey  album cover Chuck & Dobby Sad Over You / Sweeter Than Honey(7", Single) WIRL 211 Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
280 Super Cropover Party  album cover Various Super Cropover Party (Comp) 280 Barbados 1988 Sell This Version
358 Spouge Rhythm / Oh Babe  album cover Springer & The Barons Spouge Rhythm / Oh Babe(7", Single) WIRL 358 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
367 IMF Take Over  album cover Ras Iley IMF Take Over(LP) WIRL 367 Barbados 1992 Sell This Version
0410 Man Bitter / Jolene  album cover The Escorts (4) Man Bitter / Jolene(7", Single) INS 0410 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
467 Form A Line And Wine  album cover Ras Iley Form A Line And Wine(LP) WIRL 467 Barbados 1995 Sell This Version
553 Let My Love Shine In  album cover Ashantis (2) Let My Love Shine In(7") EMI 553 Barbados 1975 Sell This Version
1004-D Pearls  album cover Pamela Means Pearls(CD, Album, Promo) WIRL 1004-D US 2000 Sell This Version
1005 Sunny Barbados  album cover Various Sunny Barbados (Comp) 1005 Barbados Unknown Sell This Version
1014 Sharp Steel  album cover Marsden Adams, Grant's Standfast Steel Band Marsden Adams, Grant's Standfast Steel Band - Sharp Steel(LP, Album) WIRL 1014 Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
1015 Big Bambo/Island Woman  album cover The Merrymen, Emile Straker The Merrymen, Emile Straker - Big Bambo/Island Woman(7") WIRL 1015 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
1024 Sunjet Serenade  album cover Bwia Sunjets Sunjet Serenade(LP, Album) WIRL 1024 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
1027 Ska-Motion In Ska-lip-so  album cover The Hiltonaires (2) Ska-Motion In Ska-lip-so (Album) 1027 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
1028 Cry Me A River  album cover Jackie Opel Cry Me A River(LP) Wirl 1028 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
1031 Yellow Bird  album cover The Sensational Keith Stewart* Yellow Bird (Album) 1031 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
1034 I'll Remember Jamaica  album cover Various I'll Remember Jamaica (Comp) 1034 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
1042 Ska-Boo-Da-Ba  album cover The Skatalites Ska-Boo-Da-Ba (Album) 1042 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
1042 10:30 With Tony Verity  album cover Various 10:30 With Tony Verity(LP, Comp) WIRL 1042 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
1043 The Music Of The Caribbean  album cover WIRL Steel Band The Music Of The Caribbean(LP) WIRL, WIRL 1043 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
1046 Rock Steady Beat - Jamaica's New Dance Craze  album cover Various Rock Steady Beat - Jamaica's New Dance Craze 1046 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
1050 Jamaica Farewell  album cover Keith Stewart Jamaica Farewell(LP, Album) WIRL 1050 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
1053 Engine 54  album cover The Ethiopians Engine 54 (Album) 1053 UK 1968 Sell This Version
1060 Rock Steady Intensified  album cover Various Rock Steady Intensified (Comp, Album) 1060 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
1341 Bertram Ennis & His Band* Obeah Wedding(7") Wirl 1341 Barbados Unknown Sell This Version
1444 Merry Christmas Our Way From Mighty Pelay  album cover Mighty Pelay Merry Christmas Our Way From Mighty Pelay(LP, Album) WIRL 1444 Barbados 1977 Sell This Version
1445 First Time Around  album cover Mighty Pelay First Time Around(LP, Album) WIRL 1445 Barbados 1977 Sell This Version
1446 One Man Calypso Show  album cover King Pelay One Man Calypso Show(LP) WIRL 1446 Barbados 1980 Sell This Version
1906 Jamaica Mento  album cover The Mapletoft Poulle Orchestra* Jamaica Mento 1906 Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
1907 The Sparrow Show At The Sheraton - Kingston Jamaica  album cover Mighty Sparrow The Sparrow Show At The Sheraton - Kingston Jamaica 1907 Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
1910 Sunny Jamaica  album cover Lord Jellicoe And His Calypso Monarchs Sunny Jamaica(LP, Album) WIRL 1910 Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
3261 Miserable Friday / The World Has A Feeling   album cover Dion Cameron Miserable Friday / The World Has A Feeling (7", W/Lbl) WIRL 3261 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
3828 You better call on me / In this world   album cover The Federals You better call on me / In this world (7", W/Lbl) Wirl 3828 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
4535-1 Musical Scorcher  album cover Count Machuki, Sound Dimension Count Machuki, Sound Dimension - Musical Scorcher(7", W/Lbl) WIRL 4535-1 Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
45-101 Lovers Song / It Is A Day  album cover Higgs & Wilson Lovers Song / It Is A Day(7") WIRL 45-101 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
45-931 Keep On Running   album cover Jackie Edwards Keep On Running (Single) 45-931 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
45-10068 Jamaica Woman / Love In The Cemetry  album cover Lord Kitchener Jamaica Woman / Love In The Cemetry 45-10068 Jamaica 1963 Sell This Version
1630 / 1631 The Guns / Calypso Island  album cover The Merrymen Featuring Emile Straker The Merrymen Featuring Emile Straker - The Guns / Calypso Island (Single) 1630 / 1631 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
3506 / 3507 Horace Forbes White Christmas(7") WIRL 3506 / 3507 Unknown Sell This Version
23(0131)00117 Root Vibes  album cover Rebirth 7 Original* Root Vibes(LP, Album) WIRL 23(0131)00117 Colombia 1977 Sell This Version
A876543 You're Just A Crazy Girl  album cover Lester Montrose You're Just A Crazy Girl(7", Single) WIRL A876543 Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
AM-2848 The Lady In Red  album cover Chris de Burgh The Lady In Red(7", Single) A&M Records AM-2848 Barbados 1986 Sell This Version
ARROW-019 Hot Hot Hot  album cover Arrow (2) Hot Hot Hot(LP, Album) WIRL ARROW-019 Barbados 1982 Sell This Version
AS1-9743 One Moment In Time  album cover Whitney Houston One Moment In Time(7", Single) Arista AS1-9743 Barbados 1988 Sell This Version
B 227 The Foetus Pleasures  album cover Bruce St. John The Foetus Pleasures(7", Single) WIRL B 227 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 313  In The Arms Of Sweet Deliverance / Pray Is The Key  album cover The Martyrs (5) In The Arms Of Sweet Deliverance / Pray Is The Key(7", Single) WIRL B 313 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 315 I Love You / Tennessee Waltz  album cover The Cardinals I Love You / Tennessee Waltz (Single) B 315 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 317 Behold / Maggie May  album cover The Night Train Of St Lucia Behold / Maggie May(7") WIRL B 317 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 318 Speak Softly Love  album cover Emily Buster With The Night Train* Speak Softly Love(7", Single) WIRL B 318 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 320 G. O. Go (Spouge Beat)  album cover The Draytons Two G. O. Go (Spouge Beat) (Single) B 320 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 323 Love Is A Hurting Thing / Any Day Now  album cover Richard Stoute Love Is A Hurting Thing / Any Day Now(7") Wirl B 323 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 324 Chantez Calypso / Cousin Dickie  album cover The Tradewinds* Chantez Calypso / Cousin Dickie(7", Single) WIRL B 324 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 328 Moving On / He'll Never Leave Me  album cover Sister Sylvester Moving On / He'll Never Leave Me(7", Single) Wirl B 328 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B.329 Our Day Will Come  album cover The Solid Senders (2) Our Day Will Come(7") WIRL B.329 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B332 Express Yourself  album cover Clarence Thompson & The Organisation* Clarence Thompson & The Organisation* - Express Yourself B332 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 335 Hey Mr. Blues / Stand By Love  album cover Wendy Alleyne Hey Mr. Blues / Stand By Love(7") WIRL B 335 US 1973 Sell This Version
B 338 You've Got A Friend To Call On  album cover The Flippers (6) You've Got A Friend To Call On (Single) B 338 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B-339 Cream Puff / A Little Love  album cover The Escorts (4) Cream Puff / A Little Love(7") WIRL, Spouge Beat B-339 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B-340 My Whole Life Through   album cover Oz Hill My Whole Life Through (7", Single) WIRL B-340 Barbados 1973 Sell This Version
B 346 Neighbour Neighbour / So Lucky  album cover Telstars Of Guyana, The* Neighbour Neighbour / So Lucky(7", Single) Wirl B 346 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 351 Que Sera Sera  album cover De Opels Que Sera Sera(7") WIRL B 351 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B352 Right On Baje / Wong Ping  album cover The Tradewinds* Right On Baje / Wong Ping(7") WIRL B352 Barbados Unknown Sell This Version
B 357 The Skyjackers  album cover The Original Opels The Skyjackers(7", Single) WIRL B 357 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 358 Spouge Rythm  album cover Springer & The Barons Spouge Rythm(7") WIRL B 358 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 364 Flesh Deceiving / Hearts Of Hearts  album cover Levi John Flesh Deceiving / Hearts Of Hearts(7", Single) WIRL B 364 US 1977 Sell This Version
B 367 Please Don't Go / Sweet Caroline  album cover Ches Haynes & The Outfit (10) Ches Haynes & The Outfit (10) - Please Don't Go / Sweet Caroline(7") WIRL B 367 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 368 Sweetest Love  album cover Cynthia Layne & The Dynamics (4) Cynthia Layne & The Dynamics (4) - Sweetest Love(7", Single) Wirl B 368 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 372 Don't Mind My Business   album cover The Cardinals Don't Mind My Business (7", Single) WIRL B 372 US 1974 Sell This Version
B 373 Love / Cala Lou  album cover Gordon Henderson, Fred Aucagos Gordon Henderson, Fred Aucagos - Love / Cala Lou(7") WIRL B 373 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B382 In The Beginning / Cry Of The Poor  album cover Y.T.T Of Cariacou In The Beginning / Cry Of The Poor (Single) B382 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B383 Never Let Me Go  album cover Clarence Thompson Never Let Me Go(7") Wirl B383 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 384 I Hate To Do My Woman Wrong  album cover Richard Stoute I Hate To Do My Woman Wrong(7") WIRL B 384 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B385 Best Part Of My Day./ My Girl  album cover Richard Stoute Best Part Of My Day./ My Girl(7") Wirl B385 Barbados 1975 Sell This Version
B 389 Let True Love Begin / Kidio My Love  album cover The Dukes Of Barbados Let True Love Begin / Kidio My Love(7") WIRL B 389 Unknown Sell This Version
B 398 Use Me  album cover The Outfit (10) Use Me(7") WIRL B 398 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 399 African Bump / My Baby's Gone  album cover Lunar 7 African Bump / My Baby's Gone (Single) B 399 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 400 Having A Jolly Good Time / I Can't Make It Alone  album cover Brian Walker And The Lunar 7 Having A Jolly Good Time / I Can't Make It Alone(7") WIRL B 400 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 409 Tear Gas  album cover The Tradewinds* Tear Gas(7") WIRL B 409 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 410 Copy Cats / Sinner  album cover The Tradewinds* Copy Cats / Sinner(7", Single) WIRL B 410 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 422 You Got Me Humming / Love And Emotion  album cover The Draytons Two You Got Me Humming / Love And Emotion(7", Single) WIRL B 422 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
B 425 I'll Be The One For You / Halfway To Paradise  album cover The Escorts (4) I'll Be The One For You / Halfway To Paradise (Single) B 425 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version