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 
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
none Julie  album cover Moonlighters (4) Julie none Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
none Rock Baby / Let's Sing The Blues  album cover The Wiggans Rock Baby / Let's Sing The Blues(7", Single) WIRL none Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
none Change Of Mind / Sha Ba Da  album cover Higgs & Wilson Change Of Mind / Sha Ba Da (Single) none Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
ZSP51212/1A Will You Dream Of Me / Please Honey  album cover The Wiggans Will You Dream Of Me / Please Honey(7", Single) WIRL ZSP51212/1A Jamaica 1961 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
none Come To Me Softly / My Request  album cover Jimmy James (2) Come To Me Softly / My Request(7", Single) WIRL none Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
none What You Don’t Like  album cover Derrick Morgan What You Don’t Like(7", W/Lbl) WIRL none Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
ST 1793 Ramblin' Rose  album cover Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 1793 Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
TW -3162 Love In The Cemetery  album cover Lord Kitchener Love In The Cemetery (Single) TW -3162 Jamaica 1962 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
G19 Deep In My Heart / Kisses  album cover Higgs And Wilson* Deep In My Heart / Kisses(7", Mono) Gaydisc G19 Jamaica 1963 Sell This Version
none Harry And Mama / Dan Is The Man  album cover Sparrow* Harry And Mama / Dan Is The Man (Single) none Jamaica 1963 Sell This Version
none Yellow Bird / Island In The Sun  album cover Totlyn Jackson & The Audley Williams Combo Totlyn Jackson & The Audley Williams Combo - Yellow Bird / Island In The Sun(7", Single) WIRL none Jamaica 1963 Sell This Version
none Cherry / Starlite  album cover Millie & Roy* Cherry / Starlite(7", Single) WIRL none Jamaica 1963 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
none Bagaboo / I Remember  album cover Laurel Aitken Bagaboo / I Remember(7") WIRL none Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
none Ska Boo  album cover Randy's All Stars / The Maytals Randy's All Stars / The Maytals - Ska Boo(7") Randy's none Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
none Colly Bud / Yaga Yaga  album cover The Skatalites, Delroy Byfield The Skatalites, Delroy Byfield - Colly Bud / Yaga Yaga(7", Blu) Pat's Record none Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
WIRL 001 Firefly Jump Up   album cover Byron Lee And The Dragonaires Firefly Jump Up (LP, Album) WIRL WIRL 001 Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
WIRL 1016 The Most Of Millie (And The Boys)  album cover Millie* The Most Of Millie (And The Boys)(LP) WIRL WIRL 1016 Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
WIRL 1030 R.J.R. Band Of The Year  album cover The Mighty Vikings R.J.R. Band Of The Year(LP, Album) WIRL WIRL 1030 Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
L/P 1911 Favourite Hymns  album cover Kingston College Chapel Choir Favourite Hymns(LP, Album) WIRL, WIRL L/P 1911 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none Take Me Serious / You Don't Know Like I Know  album cover Owen Gray Take Me Serious / You Don't Know Like I Know(7", Single) WIRL none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none Break These Chains  album cover Sonny Bair* With The Mapletoft Poulle Orchestra* Sonny Bair* With The Mapletoft Poulle Orchestra* - Break These Chains (Single) none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none Island In The Sun / Yellow Bird  album cover Derrick Harriott With Audley Williams Combo* Derrick Harriott With Audley Williams Combo* - Island In The Sun / Yellow Bird(7") WIRL none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
R 91 How Can I Forget You / I've Been Weeping And Crying  album cover Laurel Aitken How Can I Forget You / I've Been Weeping And Crying(7", Single) WIRL R 91 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
RM-101 Calypso Noel  album cover St. Peter's R.C Church Choir* Calypso Noel(LP, Album) WIRL, WIRL RM-101 Trinidad & Tobago 1965 Sell This Version
W 1-252 Shook, Shimmy And Shake / I'm Going Back  album cover Owen Gray Shook, Shimmy And Shake / I'm Going Back (Single) W 1-252 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WI-255 Jackie Edwards White Christmas(7", Single) WIRL WI-255 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WI-512 Dr. Kitch  album cover Lord Kitchener Dr. Kitch(7") WIRL WI-512 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WI-612 Dr. Kitch / Come Back Home Meh Boy  album cover Lord Kitchener Dr. Kitch / Come Back Home Meh Boy (Single) WI-612 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WIRL 1021 Saxful Of Harry  album cover 560 Jazz Quartet Saxful Of Harry (Album) WIRL 1021 Guyana 1965 Sell This Version
WIRL 1038 Yellow Bird  album cover Billy Vernon And The Celestials Yellow Bird (Album) WIRL 1038 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WIRL 1039 Folk Songs Of The Caribbean  album cover Hazel And Her Carib Quintet Folk Songs Of The Caribbean(LP, Album) WIRL WIRL 1039 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WIRL. 1040 Lord Jellicoe At The Sheraton  album cover Lord Jellicoe & His Calypso Monarchs* Lord Jellicoe At The Sheraton (Album) WIRL. 1040 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WL 1050 Jamaica Farewell  album cover Keith Stewart Jamaica Farewell(LP, Album) WIRL WL 1050 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
WL S 1028 Cry Me A River / Shelter The Storm  album cover Jackie Opel Cry Me A River / Shelter The Storm(7", Single) WIRL WL S 1028 Jamaica 1965 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
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
1034 I'll Remember Jamaica  album cover Various I'll Remember Jamaica (Comp) 1034 Jamaica 1966 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
45-931 Keep On Running   album cover Jackie Edwards Keep On Running (Single) 45-931 Jamaica 1966 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
M.M. 006 You Sweeten Me  album cover The Merrymen You Sweeten Me (Album) M.M. 006 Barbados 1966 Sell This Version
none Archie (Breck Them Up)  album cover The Merrymen Featuring Emile Straker The Merrymen Featuring Emile Straker - Archie (Breck Them Up) (Single) none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none Llans Plays It All  album cover Llans Thelwell And The Celestials* Llans Plays It All(LP, Mono) Soul (3), WIRL none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none Ten Commandments From Man To Woman  album cover Prince Buster All Stars* Ten Commandments From Man To Woman(7", Mono) WIRL none Barbados 1966 Sell This Version
none Big Bamboo / Island Woman  album cover Emile Straker And The Merrymen Emile Straker And The Merrymen - Big Bamboo / Island Woman (Single) none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none Keep On Running   album cover Jackie Edwards Keep On Running (Single) none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none Walk Right Back / Hurt  album cover The Mighty Vikings Walk Right Back / Hurt(7") WIRL none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings / Tell Him You Lied  album cover Jackie Edwards Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings / Tell Him You Lied(7", Single) WIRL none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none Jamaica's Ambassadors Of Song - Vol.1  album cover Various Jamaica's Ambassadors Of Song - Vol.1(LP, Comp) WIRL none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
TF. 641 Pride And Passion / Call On Me  album cover Jimmy Cliff Pride And Passion / Call On Me(7", Single) WIRL, WIRL TF. 641 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
WI-265 My Desire / That's How Strong My Love Is  album cover Jackie And Millie My Desire / That's How Strong My Love Is(7", Single) WIRL WI-265 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
WIRL 1015 Caribbean Treasure Chest  album cover The Merrymen Caribbean Treasure Chest (Album) WIRL 1015 Barbados 1966 Sell This Version
WIRL. 1027 Ska-Motion In Ska-lip-so  album cover The Hiltonaires (2) Ska-Motion In Ska-lip-so (Album) WIRL. 1027 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
WL 1045 The Voice Of Love  album cover Archie Lewis The Voice Of Love(LP, Album) WIRL WL 1045 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
WL - 1047 Runaway Moods  album cover The Billy Cooke Trio Runaway Moods(LP, Album) WIRL WL - 1047 Jamaica 1966 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
DB-1075 I Won't Hang Around Like A Hound Dog   album cover Diane Lawrence I Won't Hang Around Like A Hound Dog (7") Doctor Bird DB-1075 UK 1967 Sell This Version
DB-1090 I Need A Woman  album cover Joe White I Need A Woman(7") Doctor Bird DB-1090 UK 1967 Sell This Version
DB-1091 Nice Time  album cover Bob Marley And The Wailing Wailers* Nice Time(7") Doctor Bird DB-1091 UK 1967 Sell This Version
DB-1098 Whup Whop Man / Wind Up Doll  album cover Lee Perry And The Sensations Lee Perry And The Sensations - Whup Whop Man / Wind Up Doll(7") Doctor Bird DB-1098 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LP-948 Club Ska '67  album cover Various Club Ska '67(LP, Album, Comp) WIRL, WIRL LP-948 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LP-956 Club Ska '67 Vol. Two  album cover Various Club Ska '67 Vol. Two(LP, Album, Comp) WIRL LP-956 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none Diane Lawrence I Won't Hang Around Like A Hound Dog / Read It Over(7", UK ) Not On Label none UK 1967 Sell This Version
none You'll Never Know / Bad Day At Black Tock  album cover Bobby Aitken And The The Carib Beats Bobby Aitken And The The Carib Beats - You'll Never Know / Bad Day At Black Tock (Single) none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none Train To Skaville  album cover The Ethiopians With The Supersonics The Ethiopians With The Supersonics - Train To Skaville(7", Single, W/Lbl) Wirl none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none Lonely Lover / Right On Time  album cover The Sensations Lonely Lover / Right On Time none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none Let It Happen Now / You Don't Know  album cover Ewan McDermott & Denver*, The Gaytones Ewan McDermott & Denver*, The Gaytones - Let It Happen Now / You Don't Know(7") WIRL none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none The Sensations With The Carib Beats The Sensations With The Carib Beats - Sweets For My Sweet / Love Makes The World Go Round(7", W/Lbl) WIRL none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none She's Dressed In Black / Why Must I Go On  album cover The Sensations She's Dressed In Black / Why Must I Go On(7") WIRL none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
RZ-3003 Homburg / Good Captain Clack  album cover Procol Harum Homburg / Good Captain Clack(7") WIRL RZ-3003 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WIRL 3374 Where In This World  album cover Carlton Alphonso Where In This World(7", W/L) WIRL WIRL 3374 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WL.115 Tell Me Right Now   album cover Joyce Bond Tell Me Right Now (7") WIRL WL.115 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WL 117 Sweets For My Sweet / Love Makes The World Go Round  album cover The Sensations With The Carib Beats The Sensations With The Carib Beats - Sweets For My Sweet / Love Makes The World Go Round(7") WIRL WL 117 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WL 120 Let Them Have A Home / Temptation  album cover The Upsetters (3) With Bobby Aitken & The Carib Beats The Upsetters (3) With Bobby Aitken & The Carib Beats - Let Them Have A Home / Temptation(7") WIRL WL 120 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WL 125 Rudie's All Around / Bad Man  album cover Joe White, Lynn Taitt And The All Stars Joe White, Lynn Taitt And The All Stars - Rudie's All Around / Bad Man (Single) WL 125 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WL-159 What You've Got  album cover Lloyd & Glen What You've Got(7", Single) WIRL WL-159 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WL 1052 Hold 'Im, Joe  album cover The Hiltonaires (2) Hold 'Im, Joe(LP, Album) WIRL WL 1052 Jamaica 1967 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) 1060 Jamaica 1968 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
DB-1147 Engine 54  / Give Me Your Love  album cover The Ethiopians Engine 54 / Give Me Your Love(7") Doctor Bird DB-1147 UK 1968 Sell This Version
FLR 7320 / FLR 7321 Socking Good Time / I'll Take You To The Movies  album cover The Gladiators Socking Good Time / I'll Take You To The Movies(7", Single) WIRL FLR 7320 / FLR 7321 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
MN-0024 Something Has Gone Wrong / The Fugitive  album cover The Merrymen Featuring Emile Straker The Merrymen Featuring Emile Straker - Something Has Gone Wrong / The Fugitive(7", Single) WIRL, WIRL MN-0024 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none You Sweeten Me/It's All Over  album cover The Merrymen Feat Emile Straker The Merrymen Feat Emile Straker - You Sweeten Me/It's All Over(7", Single) WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none Dobby Dobson, The Soul Vendors Dobby Dobson, The Soul Vendors - Walking In The Footsteps / Studio Rock(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none Oh Tell Me  album cover The Schoolboys (2) Oh Tell Me(7", Single, W/Lbl, Yel) WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none Hill And Gully Rider  album cover Alva Lewis Hill And Gully Rider(7") WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none Long Life  album cover Bill Gentles Long Life(7", Single, W/Lbl) WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none Lloyd Terrel* / Jamaica's "Mrs. Miller"* Lloyd Terrel* / Jamaica's "Mrs. Miller"* - Bang Bang Lulu / I Never Knew(7", W/Lbl) WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none She Want It / Joy In The Morning  album cover The Gaylads She Want It / Joy In The Morning (Single) none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none The Train Is Coming Back / Feeling So Fine  album cover The Gladiators The Train Is Coming Back / Feeling So Fine(7", Single, W/Lbl) WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none Girl You're Cold / Soul Man  album cover Hopeton Lewis, Glenmore Brown* Hopeton Lewis, Glenmore Brown* - Girl You're Cold / Soul Man(7") WIRL none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version