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.
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Contact Info:
Charlie's Records
1265 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11216

and

Charlie's Records
5411 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
[l61879]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Contagious  album cover Second Imij Contagious(LP, MiniAlbum) Charlie's Records 001 US 1991 Sell This Version
001 Dr. Soca  album cover Merchant Dr. Soca(LP) Charlie's Records 001 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
001 De Soca Thing   album cover King Wyre De Soca Thing (7") Charlie's Records 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
#003 Slane Again  album cover Slane (3) Slane Again(LP, Album) Charlie's Records, Charlie's Records #003 US 1984 Sell This Version
13 CR 1987 Cocoa  album cover Becket* Cocoa 13 CR 1987 US 1980 Sell This Version
0099 Something's In The Mortar  album cover Johnny King (4) Something's In The Mortar(LP, Album) Johnny King 0099 US 1988 Sell This Version
100 Jam On Somebody  album cover Johnny King (4) Jam On Somebody(12") King Charles Productions 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
138 Sugar Bum Bum  album cover Kitch* Sugar Bum Bum(7") Charlie's Records 138 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
254 Rocking & Funking  album cover King Swallow Rocking & Funking(LP, Album) Charlie's Records 254 US 1980 Sell This Version
464 Monkey Woop Wham  album cover Flatbush (3) Monkey Woop Wham(7") Charlie's Records 464 Barbados 1975 Sell This Version
480 Authenticity  album cover Kitch* Authenticity(LP) Charlie's Records 480 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
0511 Tender Love  album cover Fay Henry "Sugus"* Tender Love(12") deeb disco 0511 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
555 Tell Santa Clause  album cover Charlies Roots Tell Santa Clause(7") Charlie's Records 555 USA & Canada 1977 Sell This Version
1075 Soca Kingdom  album cover Swallow (4) Soca Kingdom(LP) Charlie's Records 1075 US 1995 Sell This Version
1-111 Merry Merry Christmas  album cover Clatisal (Mighty Dougla)* Merry Merry Christmas(7", Single) Charlie's Records 1-111 Trinidad & Tobago 1974 Sell This Version
1990 Charlie's Dance Mix  album cover Errol Ince Charlie's Dance Mix(LP) Charlie's Records 1990 US Unknown Sell This Version
3246 Flashlite  album cover X-Press Band Flashlite(LP) Charlie's Records 3246 US 1988 Sell This Version
3515 Hold The Wood  album cover Swallow (4) Hold The Wood(12") Charlie's Records 3515 US 1993 Sell This Version
6857 The Hitman  album cover Swallow (4) The Hitman(LP) Charlie's Records 6857 US 1987 Sell This Version
'007-503JK You Are What Love Is / Run Away  album cover Mavis John & Dave Elcock Mavis John & Dave Elcock - You Are What Love Is / Run Away(7", Single) Charlie's Records '007-503JK US 1977 Sell This Version
007-504JK You Are What Love Is / Run Away  album cover 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 For The Second Time / Come Closer  album cover Freedom Suite For The Second Time / Come Closer(7") Charlie's Records 007-505JK US 1978 Sell This Version
45781 Scorpion Gyul / Phuluwarie Bina Chatnee   album cover Sundar Popo Scorpion Gyul / Phuluwarie Bina Chatnee (7") Charlie's Records 45781 Trinidad & Tobago Unknown Sell This Version
151.165 Margarita  album cover Mighty Sparrow Margarita(12") CNR 151.165 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
ACR 316 This World  album cover King Austin This World(LP, Album) Charlie's Records ACR 316 US 1982 Sell This Version
ACR 370 Tonight / Today's Society  album cover King Austin Tonight / Today's Society(12") Charlie's Records ACR 370 US 1985 Sell This Version
AD3 Jam Something / Darling Cool It  album cover Asterisks Jam Something / Darling Cool It(12") Charlie's Records AD3 US 1982 Sell This Version
ALPS-1014 Funny* Have Fun With Funny(LP) Antillana, Charlie's Records ALPS-1014 US 1975 Sell This Version
AT 1000 Wisdom Song   album cover Skylark (11) Wisdom Song (7") Charlie's Records AT 1000 US 1977 Sell This Version
ATM 157 Amazing Grace / Dead Or Alive  album cover Mona's Jewel 22 Amazing Grace / Dead Or Alive(12", Single) Charlie's Records ATM 157 US 1980 Sell This Version
Avec 0001 Raw Calypso  album cover Becket* Raw Calypso(LP, Album) Dumpling Records Avec 0001 US 1976 Sell This Version
B005 Canadian Mama / Debbie Rock She  album cover The Mighty Bottle Canadian Mama / Debbie Rock She(12") Charlie's Records B005 US 1989 Sell This Version
Bax-001 Something Special  album cover Explainer Something Special(LP) Charlie's Records Bax-001 US Unknown Sell This Version
BCR 313 Superman  album cover Blue Boy (5) Superman(LP) Charlie's Records BCR 313 US 1983 Sell This Version
BCR 3538 10th Anniversary  album cover Superblue* And The Love Band (2) Superblue* And The Love Band (2) - 10th Anniversary BCR 3538 US 1990 Sell This Version
BF 1451 He Eating  album cover Falcon (6) He Eating(12") Charlie's Records BF 1451 US 1983 Sell This Version
BPI-132 Fun Time  album cover Lord Smokey Fun Time(12", Single) Charlie's Records BPI-132 US 1980 Sell This Version
BR 004 Roll Baby Roll  album cover 17 Plus Int Roll Baby Roll(12", Single) Charlie's Records BR 004 1987 Sell This Version
BT 1002 Sing A Song For M / Pitiki Ting Tong  album cover Trinidad Bill Sing A Song For M / Pitiki Ting Tong(12") Charlie's Records BT 1002 US 1981 Sell This Version
C-1 Freedom In The Morning  album cover Gerry Oniel Freedom In The Morning(12") Charlie's Records C-1 US 1981 Sell This Version
C-126 Place In The Sun / My Connie  album cover 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 Man From Africa   album cover Mighty Arrow* Man From Africa (LP) Charlie's Records CAC 101 US 1980 Sell This Version
CARI 007 Ah Go Tell  album cover Lord Protector Ah Go Tell(12", Single) Charlie's Records CARI 007 US Unknown Sell This Version
CCR 001 Maria / Festival  album cover Chevi Maria / Festival(12") Charlie's Records CCR 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
CCR 3510 Limbo  album cover Carl* & Carol Jacobs Carl* & Carol Jacobs - Limbo(12") Charlie's Records CCR 3510 US 1989 Sell This Version
CCR 3548 Christmas Parang Parti  album cover Crazy (4) Christmas Parang Parti(12") Charlie's Records CCR 3548 US 1990 Sell This Version
CE - 1208 Maradjhin  album cover The Mighty Sparrow* Maradjhin(7", Single, Mono) Charlie's Records CE - 1208 US 1981 Sell This Version
CEM-001 I Man  album cover Lord Melody I Man(LP) Charlie's Records CEM-001 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
CH-002 Movin' Up  album cover 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 Tan Tan  album cover Charlie's Roots* Tan Tan(12") Charlie's Records CLO 202 US 1978 Sell This Version
CLO 344 Ah Love Them  album cover Rajah (8) Ah Love Them(7") Charlie's Records CLO 344 US 1979 Sell This Version
CLO 345 Imitation Rasta / Tricica  album cover Funny* Imitation Rasta / Tricica(7") Charlie's Records CLO 345 US 1978 Sell This Version
CLO 346 Telco Poops / Taxi Women  album cover Penguin (3) Telco Poops / Taxi Women(7") Charlie's Records CLO 346 US 1979 Sell This Version
CLO 347 Sky Lab  album cover Debbi Selvon*, Vonrick Maynard Debbi Selvon*, Vonrick Maynard - Sky Lab(12") Charlie's Records CLO 347 US 1979 Sell This Version
CLO-350 Look The Devil Dey / Ah Tired  album cover Penguin (3) Look The Devil Dey / Ah Tired(12") Charlie's Records CLO-350 US 1980 Sell This Version
CLO 352 Ah Soul Man / Endless Jam  album cover Funny* Ah Soul Man / Endless Jam(12") Charlie's Records CLO 352 US 1981 Sell This Version
CLO 353 Lorraine / Obeah  album cover David Rudder Lorraine / Obeah(12") Charlie's Records CLO 353 US 1982 Sell This Version
CLO 555 Tell Santa Clause / Tell Santa Clause  album cover Charlie's Roots Tell Santa Clause / Tell Santa Clause(7", Single) Charlie's Records CLO 555 Unknown Sell This Version
CLO 1002 "D" Hardest  album cover Merchant "D" Hardest(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CLO 1002 US 1980 Sell This Version
CO 3182 "Pan In Honey"  album cover The West Indian Tobacco Desperadoes* "Pan In Honey"(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CO 3182 Trinidad & Tobago 1977 Sell This Version
CON-418 Love African  album cover Mighty Sparrow Love African(7") Charlie's Records CON-418 US 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's Super Album  album cover Crazy (4) Crazy's Super Album(LP) Charlie's Records CR 0001 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR-001 Hot Man  album cover Lord Smitty Hot Man(7") Charlie's Records CR-001 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR-0001 Kung Fu Fighting / Tribute To Spree  album cover Ron Berridge And His Orchestra Kung Fu Fighting / Tribute To Spree(7") Charlie's Records CR-0001 US 1975 Sell This Version
CR-01 Brass Vibration  album cover The Saints Brothers Brass Vibration(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR-01 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR 2 Shift Yur Carcass / Statistics Of Love  album cover Shadow (11) Shift Yur Carcass / Statistics Of Love(7") Charlie's Records CR 2 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR 002 The Golden Hits Of Soca Calypso  album cover Various The Golden Hits Of Soca Calypso(CD, Comp) Charlie's Records CR 002 US 1992 Sell This Version
CR-003 Rock The Boat  album cover Gemini Brass Rock The Boat(7", Single) Charlie's Records CR-003 Trinidad & Tobago 1974 Sell This Version
CR-003 Constant Jamming  album cover Shadow* Constant Jamming(LP) Charlie's Records, Richie's Music CR-003 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR003 The Best Of Swallow  album cover Mighty Swallow The Best Of Swallow(CD, Comp) Charlie's Records CR003 US 1987 Sell This Version
CR 004 Red Hot Soca  album cover Various Red Hot Soca(CD, Comp) Charlie's Records CR 004 US Unknown Sell This Version
CR 05 The Hammer  album cover Charlies Roots The Hammer (Album) CR 05 US 1986 Sell This Version
CR 006 10th Anniversary Album  album cover Charlie's Roots* 10th Anniversary Album(LP, Gat) Charlie's Records CR 006 US 1987 Sell This Version
CR-06 Labour Day Brakeway   album cover Calypso Rose Labour Day Brakeway (7") Charlie's Records CR-06 US 1975 Sell This Version
CR-007 More Woman  album cover King Wellington More Woman(7") Charlie's Records CR-007 US 1974 Sell This Version
CR 008 Ge Me Moh / Treat The Woman Nice   album cover H. W. Quashie Ge Me Moh / Treat The Woman Nice (7") Charlie's Records CR 008 US 1974 Sell This Version
CR 011 The Cry  album cover Tambu The Cry(LP, Album) Charlie's Records, Lypsoland CR 011 US 1990 Sell This Version
CR 014 Reach Out  album cover Tambu Reach Out(LP) Charlie's Records CR 014 US 1991 Sell This Version
CR 015 Sweet Beat  album cover Arrow (2) Sweet Beat(LP) Charlie's Records CR 015 US 1978 Sell This Version
CR 016 Soca-Rocka  album cover Arrow (2) Soca-Rocka(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 016 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 017 Instant Knockout  album cover Arrow (2) Instant Knockout (Album) CR 017 US 1980 Sell This Version
CR-018 Double Trouble  album cover Arrow (2) Double Trouble CR-018 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
CR 018 Total Party  album cover Charlie's Roots* Total Party(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 018 US 1991 Sell This Version
CR 019 Hot-Hot-Hot  album cover 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 Back To School / Carnival Bacchanal  album cover Trinidad Bill Back To School / Carnival Bacchanal CR 40 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 54 Rocking & Punking  album cover Mighty Swallow Rocking & Punking(12", Promo) Charlie's Records CR 54 US 1980 Sell This Version
CR 009 (2) Journey, The  album cover Tambu Journey, The(LP) Charlie's Records CR 009 (2) US 1989 Sell This Version
CR-99 Don't Stop The Party  album cover Mighty Swallow Don't Stop The Party (Maxi) CR-99 US 1979 Sell This Version
CR 103 Ghetto Vibes  album cover King Short Shirt Ghetto Vibes (Album) CR 103 US 1976 Sell This Version
CR 131 Hold/Version  album cover Calypso Rose Hold/Version(12", Single) Charlie's Records CR 131 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CR-136 Poetry & Music  album cover The Mighty Duke* Poetry & Music CR-136 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CR 137 Hot And Sweet  album cover Lord Kitchener Hot And Sweet(LP, Album) Charlie's Records CR 137 US 1977 Sell This Version
CR 138 Melody Of The 21st Century  album cover Kitch* Melody Of The 21st Century (Album) CR 138 US 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 N.Y.C. Blackout  album cover Sparrow* N.Y.C. Blackout (Album) CR 139 US 1977 Sell This Version
CR 140 Georgiaman Tracks  album cover Rawle-Titus {Axe}* Georgiaman Tracks(LP) Charlie's Records CR 140 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CR143  200 Years Of Mass  album cover Lord Kitchener 200 Years Of Mass(LP) Charlie's Records CR143 Unknown Sell This Version