Charlie's Records

Charlie's Records

Profile:
Store/label/studio founded and operated by Rawlston Charles.

Since Rawlston Charles opened Charlie’s Calypso City, on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, in July 1972, the store has been a hub for Brooklyn’s Caribbean community, reinventing itself for each era.
Mr. Charles, a native of Tobago, started the store largely because he couldn’t find the calypso records that had been a vital part of his youth. Soon the store became a go-to source for sounds straight out of Port of Spain, Trinidad. In the 1980s, when Mr. Charles opened a recording studio and a record company upstairs, it was a magnet not just for calypso performers, but also for rappers like Whodini and the Fat Boys.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, as the borough’s island population grew, the record store expanded and became an essential part of the annual West Indian American Day Parade in Crown Heights, holding a party to start the Labor Day weekend.
Sublabel
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Second Imij Contagious(LP, MiniAlbum) Charlie's Records 001 US 1991 Sell This Version
001 Merchant Dr. Soca(LP) Charlie's Records 001 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
001 King Wyre De Soca Thing (7") Charlie's Records 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
#003 Slane (3) Slane Again(LP, Album) Charlie's Records, Charlie's Records #003 US 1984 Sell This Version
0015 Various Rising Stars Of The Sparrow's Young Brigade Calypso Tent(LP, Comp) Charlie's Records 0015 US 1987 Sell This Version
0099 Johnny King (4) Something's In The Mortar(LP, Album) Johnny King 0099 US 1988 Sell This Version
100 Johnny King (4) Jam On Somebody(12") King Charles Productions 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
138 Kitch* Sugar Bum Bum(7") Charlie's Records 138 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
395 Explainer Rebound(LP) Charlie's Records 395 US 1986 Sell This Version
464 Flatbush (3) Monkey Woop Wham(7") Charlie's Records 464 Barbados 1975 Sell This Version
480 Kitch* Authenticity(LP) Charlie's Records 480 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
0511 Fay Henry "Sugus"* Tender Love(12") deeb disco 0511 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
555 Charlies Roots Tell Santa Clause(7") Charlie's Records 555 USA & Canada 1977 Sell This Version
1075 Swallow (4) Soca Kingdom(LP) Charlie's Records 1075 US 1995 Sell This Version
1-111 Clatisal (Mighty Dougla)* Merry Merry Christmas(7", Single) Charlie's Records 1-111 Trinidad & Tobago 1974 Sell This Version
1990 Errol Ince Charlie's Dance Mix(LP) Charlie's Records 1990 US Unknown Sell This Version
3246 X-Press Band Flashlite(LP) Charlie's Records 3246 US 1988 Sell This Version
3515 Swallow (4) Hold The Wood(12") Charlie's Records 3515 US 1993 Sell This Version
6857 Swallow (4) The Hitman(LP) Charlie's Records 6857 US 1987 Sell This Version
007-504JK Mavis John & Dave Elcock Mavis John & Dave Elcock - You Are What Love Is / Run Away(7") Charlie's Records 007-504JK US 1977 Sell This Version
007-505JK Freedom Suite For The Second Time / Come Closer(7") Charlie's Records 007-505JK US 1978 Sell This Version
45781 Sundar Popo Scorpion Gyul / Phuluwarie Bina Chatnee (7") Charlie's Records 45781 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
151.165 Mighty Sparrow Margarita(12") CNR 151.165 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
ACR 316 King Austin This World(LP, Album) Charlie's Records ACR 316 US 1982 Sell This Version
ACR 370 King Austin Tonight / Today's Society(12") Charlie's Records ACR 370 US 1985 Sell This Version
AD3 Asterisks Jam Something / Darling Cool It(12") Charlie's Records AD3 US 1982 Sell This Version
AT 1000 Skylark (11) Wisdom Song (7") Charlie's Records AT 1000 US 1977 Sell This Version
Bax-001 Explainer Something Special(LP) Charlie's Records Bax-001 US Unknown Sell This Version
BCR 313 Blue Boy (5) Superman(LP) Charlie's Records BCR 313 US 1983 Sell This Version
BCR 3538 Superblue* And The Love Band (2) Superblue* And The Love Band (2) - 10th Anniversary BCR 3538 US 1990 Sell This Version
BF 1451 Falcon (6) He Eating(12") Charlie's Records BF 1451 US 1983 Sell This Version
BPI-132 Lord Smokey Fun Time(12", Single) Charlie's Records BPI-132 US 1980 Sell This Version
BR 004 17 Plus Int Roll Baby Roll(12", Single) Charlie's Records BR 004 1987 Sell This Version
BT 1002 Trinidad Bill Sing A Song For M / Pitiki Ting Tong(12") Charlie's Records BT 1002 US 1981 Sell This Version
C-1 Gerry Oniel Freedom In The Morning(12") Charlie's Records C-1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
C-126 Errol Kernahan And His Love Kats Place In The Sun / My Connie(7") Charlie's Records C-126 US Unknown Sell This Version
CAC 101 Mighty Arrow* Man From Africa (LP) Charlie's Records CAC 101 US 1980 Sell This Version
CCR 001 Chevi Maria / Festival(12") Charlie's Records CCR 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
CD Charly 92 Sonny Burgess We Wanna Boogie(CD, Comp) Charlie's Records, Sun (9) CD Charly 92 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CEM-001 Lord Melody I Man(LP) Charlie's Records CEM-001 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
CH-002 King Wellington Movin' Up(LP) Charlie's Records CH-002 US 1975 Sell This Version
CH-1639 King Wellington Who Is King Wellington(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CH-1639 US 1974 Sell This Version
CLO 202 Charlie's Roots* Tan Tan(12") Charlie's Records CLO 202 US 1978 Sell This Version
CLO 344 Rajah (8) Ah Love Them(7") Charlie's Records CLO 344 US 1979 Sell This Version
CLO 345 Funny (2) Imitation Rasta / Tricica(7") Charlie's Records CLO 345 US 1978 Sell This Version
CLO 346 Penguin (3) Telco Poops / Taxi Women(7") Charlie's Records CLO 346 US 1979 Sell This Version
CLO 347 Debbie Selvon, Vonrick Maynard Debbie Selvon, Vonrick Maynard - Sky Lab(12") Charlie's Records CLO 347 US 1979 Sell This Version
CLO-350 Penguin (3) Look The Devil Dey / Ah Tired(12") Charlie's Records CLO-350 US 1980 Sell This Version
CLO 352 Funny* Ah Soul Man / Endless Jam(12") Charlie's Records CLO 352 US 1981 Sell This Version
CLO 353 David Rudder Lorraine / Obeah(12") Charlie's Records CLO 353 US 1982 Sell This Version
CLO 1002 Merchant D´Hardest(LP) Charlie's Records CLO 1002 US 1980 Sell This Version
CO 3182 The West Indian Tobacco Desperadoes "Pan In Honey"(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CO 3182 Trinidad & Tobago 1977 Sell This Version
CON-418 Mighty Sparrow Love African(7") Charlie's Records CON-418 1981 Sell This Version
CR 000 Lord Shorty Sweet Music(7", Single, Promo) Charlie's Records CR 000 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR 0001 Crazy (4) Crazy's Super Album(LP) Charlie's Records CR 0001 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR-001 Lord Smitty Hot Man(7") Charlie's Records CR-001 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR-0001 Ron Berridge And His Orchestra Kung Fu Fighting / Tribute To Spree(7") Charlie's Records CR-0001 US 1975 Sell This Version
CR-01 The Saints Brothers Brass Vibration(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR-01 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR 002 Various The Golden Hits Of Soca Calypso(CD, Comp) Charlie's Records CR 002 US 1992 Sell This Version
CR-003 Gemini Brass Rock The Boat(7", Single) Charlie's Records CR-003 Trinidad & Tobago 1974 Sell This Version
CR-003 Shadow* Constant Jamming(LP) Charlie's Records, Richie's Music CR-003 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR003 Mighty Swallow The Best Of Swallow(CD, Comp) Charlie's Records CR003 US 1987 Sell This Version
CR 004 Various Red Hot Soca(CD, Comp) Charlie's Records CR 004 US Unknown Sell This Version
CR 05 Charlies Roots The Hammer (Album) CR 05 US 1986 Sell This Version
CR 006 Charlie's Roots* 10th Anniversary Album(LP, Gat) Charlie's Records CR 006 US 1987 Sell This Version
CR-06 Calypso Rose Labour Day Brakeway (7") Charlie's Records CR-06 US 1975 Sell This Version
CR 007 King Wellington More Woman(7") Charlie's Records CR 007 US 1974 Sell This Version
CR 011 Tambu The Cry(LP, Album) Charlie's Records, Lypsoland CR 011 US 1990 Sell This Version
CR 014 Tambu Reach Out(LP) Charlie's Records CR 014 US 1991 Sell This Version
CR 015 Arrow (2) Sweet Beat(LP) Charlie's Records CR 015 US 1978 Sell This Version
CR 016 Arrow (2) Soca-Rocka(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 016 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 017 Arrow (2) Instant Knockout (Album) CR 017 US 1980 Sell This Version
CR-018 Arrow (2) Double Trouble CR-018 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
CR 018 Charlie's Roots* Total Party(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 018 US 1991 Sell This Version
CR 019 Arrow (2) Hot-Hot-Hot(LP) Charlie's Records CR 019 US 1983 Sell This Version
CR-028 Poser (2) Ah' Tell She / Love And Care(12") Charlie's Records CR-028 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
CR 40 Trinidad Bill Back To School / Carnival Bacchanal CR 40 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 54 Mighty Swallow Rocking & Punking(12", Promo) Charlie's Records CR 54 US 1980 Sell This Version
CR 009 (2) Tambu Journey, The(LP) Charlie's Records CR 009 (2) US 1989 Sell This Version
CR-99 Mighty Swallow Don't Stop The Party (Maxi) CR-99 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 99 Rupert Philo Don't Stop The Party(12") Charlie's Records CR 99 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 103 King Short Shirt Ghetto Vibes (Album) CR 103 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR 131 Calypso Rose Hold/Version(12", Single) Charlie's Records CR 131 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CR-136 The Mighty Duke* Poetry & Music(LP) Charlie's Records CR-136 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CR 137 Lord Kitchener Hot And Sweet(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 137 US 1977 Sell This Version
CR138 Kitch* Melody Of The 21st Century (Album) CR138 Trinidad & Tobago 1978 Sell This Version
CR 138A Kitch* Music Of The 21st Century(LP, Album) Charlie's Records, Borrice Production Inc. CR 138A Canada 1978 Sell This Version
CR 139 Sparrow* N.Y.C. Blackout (Album) CR 139 US 1977 Sell This Version
CR 140 Rawle-Titus {Axe}* Georgiaman Tracks(LP) Charlie's Records CR 140 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CR143 Lord Kitchener 200 Years Of Mass(LP) Charlie's Records CR143 Unknown Sell This Version
CR 143 Shadow (11) De Zess Man(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 143 US 1978 Sell This Version
CR 143 Lord Smity Music Music Music (LP) Charlie's Records CR 143 US 1978 Sell This Version
CR 146 Swallow (4) Beyond The Horizon(LP) Charlie's Records CR 146 US 1978 Sell This Version
CR 152 Shadow, The* Shadow Thing CR 152 US 1977 Sell This Version
CR 153 Shadow (11) If I Coulda I Woulda I Shoulda CR 153 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 155 Liquid Sounds Brass Crucian Vibes(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 155 US 1978 Sell This Version
CR-222 Calypso Crazy Religious Procession/The Electrician(7", Single) Charlie's Records CR-222 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR234 King Short Shirt Summer Festival(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR234 US 1980 Sell This Version
CR 247 King Swallow* Please Don't Stop The Party Party Party CR 247 Barbados 1979 Sell This Version
CR248 Shadow (11) Doh Mess Wid Meh Head(LP) Charlie's Records, Kalinda CR248 US 1980 Sell This Version