Reggae and calypso collector from Ontario, Canada. I collect mostly island music, but deal in all genres.
Recent Activity
submitted Dinah Washington - Drinking Again. about 7 hours ago
submitted Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Elizabeth Serenade / Love Is Blue. 4 days ago
submitted The Whores (2) / Barrington Spence - Dead Buddy / Where Must I Go. 4 days ago
submitted Al Brown (4) - Here I Am Baby. 4 days ago
submitted Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer. 4 days ago
submitted Jermaine Jackson - Daddy's Home. 4 days ago
submitted Dinah Washington & Brook Benton - Baby (You've Got What It Takes) / I Do. 4 days ago
submitted Gladys Knight & The Pips* - I Don't Want To Do Wrong / Is There A Place (In His Heart For Me). 4 days ago
submitted Solomon King - She Wears My Ring. 4 days ago
submitted Sil Austin - Danny Boy / The Hungry Eye. 4 days ago
submitted Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting. 9 days ago
submitted The Spinners* - My Whole World Ended. 9 days ago
submitted Louis Brooks And His Hi-Toppers - Chicken Shuffle. 9 days ago
submitted The Heptones - Original Medley Pt.1. 9 days ago
submitted Count Lasher - Font Hill Duppy. 9 days ago
submitted Sir Horace* - Walk Good Festival. 9 days ago
submitted Radcliffe Butler - What Is A Jamaican?. 9 days ago
submitted Terry Gilkyson And The Easy Riders - Marianne / Goodbye Chiquita. 9 days ago
submitted The Jivers (6) - Cherie / Little Mama. 9 days ago
posted a review of Juno D'Lord - Wine & Grine. 9 days ago
Killer soca from the seemingly unknown Juno D'Lord out of Toronto! The title track samples from "It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock... need I say more? Instrumentation is top notch, especially the heavy drums and synth in the background. "Song to ... See full review
submitted Lord Power, Calypso Quintet - Penny Reel / Chambolina. 9 days ago
submitted The Jamaican Calypsonians - Miss Goosie (Medley) / Ugly Woman. 9 days ago
submitted Marie Bryant - Tomato / Little Boy. 9 days ago
submitted Lord Fly, Dan Williams & His Orchestra - Medley Of Jamaican Mento-Calypsos / Strike, Strike, Strike. 9 days ago
submitted Denroy Morgan - Cool Runnings / I'll Be There. 11 days ago
submitted Shine Chris & Doctor Fish - Want Sound Fi Dead / Weed Have Fi Bun / Prepare You Funeral Spot / Them A Fass. 11 days ago
submitted Alton Ellis, Simple Simon, Barington Levy* - Chat Chat / Foreign Mind / Bad Vibes. 11 days ago
submitted Bunny General / Girth Up - Hey Sound What You Doing Out There / Gemini Kill Drum Pan Sound / Sweet Virgin / Father God. 11 days ago
submitted Echo Minott, Anthony Johnson - My Fat Millie / Yah We Deh. 11 days ago
submitted Tristan Palmer, Johnny P - No Feel No Way Gemini Just A Play / Gemini Gonna Break Your Heart / Cock Up Your Bumper / Prepare Fi Die Soundboy. 11 days ago
submitted Cocoa Tea, Frisco Kid, Lee Anthony (3) - We Gon Rain Dubplate Tonight / A Nuh Your Fault If A Gal Salt / Gemini Girls Have The Fat Wacki Wacki / Any Time Gemini Play We Make A Soundboy Run Away. 11 days ago
submitted Trevor Sparks, Courtney Melody, Josey Wales - Bye Bye Love / My Lady / Culture A Lick. 11 days ago
submitted Junior Irie, Unknown Artist, Stonewall Jackson (2), Ian Sweetness - Soundboy Haffi Wait / Trouble Agai / Killa Tone Rule The Town / Rougher Than Your Sound. 12 days ago
submitted Danger Wong, General Pecos, King Kong, Patrick Irie, Chicken Hawk (2), Pompidoo, Unknown Artist - Intros To King Kong Sound. 12 days ago
submitted King Kong, General Pecos, Ignorance (4), Culture T, Pompidoo, Unknown Artist - Introductions To King Kong Sound. 12 days ago
posted a review of Otis Wright - The Man Of Galilee / Take Up The Cross. 12 days ago
Two of the greatest classics of Jamaican gospel are featured on this 7" - any reggae collector should have a little Otis Wright in their boxes!
posted a review of A. Crooks - By And By / You Never Mention Him To Me. 12 days ago
A great Jamaican gospel release. Some have taken the "Alton, USA" legend on the label as meaning that this was an imported recording, either from Alton, Mississippi or Alton, Illinois - take your pick, but it doesn't seem to have been released anywhere ... See full review
posted a review of Harry Belafonte And The Islanders (6) - Folk Songs And Calypso. 12 days ago
In typical budget label fashion, Coronet/Premier/Celebrity etc. stretched out these same Belafonte tracks over at least two albums. Harry Belafonte Sings Five Early Songs / Calypso In The Sun is the other, featuring five of the same Belafonte tracks ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is the one added here). ... See full review
posted a review of Harry Belafonte / The Islanders (6) - Harry Belafonte Sings Five Early Songs / Calypso In The Sun. 12 days ago
The Harry Belafonte side is lame - what you want here are the five tunes by the Islanders, which are great Jamaican mento. All five Islanders tracks are excellent and recorded in good quality for a budget label.
posted a review of Various - Trojan Records Mento & Calypso Volume 1. 12 days ago
This is a good compilation, but the biggest problem is the title, as much of the content is neither mento nor calypso. Probably because Trojan didn't release much of that, most of it came out on Pama sublabels or on Kalypso in the UK. You do get great ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Calypsos From Jamaica. 12 days ago
Good compilation of Jamaican mento (not calypso) aimed at tourists. As such, the music is top-notch but in terms of meaning, there's not much here. The exception is Lord Lebby's famous "Kinsey Report" which is a commentary on the groundbreaking sexual ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Souvenir Of Jamaica. 12 days ago
An interesting compilation of mento and calypso which Request Records dug up from who knows where. Many tracks are still unidentified in terms of performers! Some of these ("Mambo from the West Indies", for instance) seem like US-recorded tracks cashing ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Meet Me In Jamaica (B.W.I.). 12 days ago
A great compilation of Jamaican mento tracks, all of which were originally released on 78 rpm exclusively in Jamaica (except for track A1, which was a US release of a Jamaican recording). Personal favorites of mine are "Night Food" by Chin's Calypso ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Calypsos, Too Hot To Handle. 12 days ago
One of many compilations of early Jamaican and Trinidadian material released on LP during the 1950s. This one features a less-than-stellar tracklist. The Lord Kitchener and Marie Bryant tracks are over-compiled and not the greatest works of either ... See full review
posted a review of Lord Protector - No Peace. 12 days ago
A strange Canadian release which finds the Protector, best known as a soca performer, instead doing roots reggae! Surprisingly, his voice is well suited for this and the instrumentation (probably featuring the backing band used by Ronnie Davis and ... See full review
posted a review of Bread (10) - Emelda / Run To The Sun. 12 days ago
An interesting piece of Toronto soca. "Emelda" is the story of a party-loving woman who drags the reluctant singer along for the ride, featuring some hard drums but mostly the usual Toronto soca sound. "Run to the Sun" is something completely different, ... See full review
posted a review of The Mighty Bread* - Run To The Sun. 12 days ago
Killer 12" from Bread featuring the amazing, ethereal music of Eddie Hooper ("Rockers Rock"). Both tunes on this 12" are subdued, funky calypsos with the unique Hooper sound. This is NOT the same recording of "Run to the Sun" that later appeared In ... See full review
posted a comment on Sugar Aloes - Michael Aosouna - Party Time. 12 days ago
Great double-sider from Sugar Aloes featuring two tracks written by Mohan Paltoo, who also wrote for chutney greats Sundar Popo and Kanchan. "Roti & Dhalpouri" was a huge hit live, and the recorded version is equally amazing. It has a similar, ... See full review
posted a review of Shadow (11) - Winston Bailey Is The Shadow. 12 days ago
Unsatisfied with his collaborations with arranger Frankie McIntosh, Shadow jumped ship and moved to the up-and-coming Kisskidee label - a label with a different musical philosophy revolving around modernizing calypso while maintaining its classic roots. ... See full review
posted a review of Shadow (11) - Pressure Point. 12 days ago
The second album Shadow released with arranger Frankie McIntosh, following the death of his longtime associate Art DeCouteau in 1987. This album has little in common with Shadow's earlier, funkier material - instead, it's a more typical soca party album ... See full review