Benjamin, Heartsille-Virgin Island Steel Band- LP- Stereo-Philips PHS 600-015 - Approx. 1963 release. According to notes, this steel band originated in the Virgin Islands, then began playing in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St.Croix, and were finally invited to play the US. Played the Dinah Shore & Dave Garroway TV shows & were featured at the Sugar Hill club in San Francisco. Music is very well recorded, authentic steel band music in classic style. Tunes include "Johnny Cake", "Peanut Vendor" & "Jamaica Farewell". Cover is still shrinkwrapped & disc appears unplayed!
Chubby Checker-Limbo Party- LP- Mono-Parkway P7020 - 1962 release with gorgeous, glossy Mint cover. 12 tracks for the classic limbo time. We know that the limbo craze has been around since the dawn of mankind, but it was Chubby who started a frenzy for it in the states with his infectious "Limbo Rock" included here as well as "Somebody Bad Stole the Wedding Bell", "Mary Ann Limbo" and "Banana Boat Limbo Song." Vinyl is extremely clean and glossy, showing only one heavy spindle mark which does NOT affect play. Beautiful copy!
Daville, Russell, with Bill LaMotta Orchestra & Chorus-Carnival in the West Indies- LP- mono-Rainbow RA 003 - 1950's original US Calypso LP-33 1/3 RPM. Issued on the Rainbow label, which was mostly known for US Rhythm & Blues. Singer Daville is from Martinique, according to liner notes. Tracks include "Hurricane Hannah", "Bombs Negra", and "Ugly Woman". LP is listed among "relatively authentic Calypso" LP's on the Hyp Records Vinyl Safari site (this is their top grade). Handsome glossy cover depicts island beach scene. Cover is extremely clean-2 small yellow (marker) spots on back cover at top right-seam split at top right has been neatly repaired from the inside. Disc is clean glossy and Near Mint.
Rolfo's Trinidad Steel Band-Mrs. Robinson- LP- Stereo-Capitol ST 223 - Green label, approx. 1968, Trinidad steel band recorded in England plays hits of the sixties. (Bacharach, Beatles, Spector tunes!!), cool record, top condition! - (NM/NM) - $5.99- Order
Trinidad Steel Band-Trinidad Steel Band- LP- mono-Audio Fidelity AFLP 1809 - (Approx) 1956 release. Pure Trinidad Steel Band style-excellent playing! Tracks include: "Papa Loves Mambo," "Green-Faced Man," and "Dragon Song." Cover has 1" seam split and slight crease at bottom right-nice, clean, glossy front-grades EXC+. Disc is Near Mint. Excellent vintage steel band LP!