The Eric Grant Orchestra

DSR-LP-507 * 2012

Cool at the Casa Montego

Cool at the Casa Montego
  • 1. Uncle Joe Listen
  • 2. Mr. Wonderful Listen
  • 3. Razor Merengue Listen
  • 4. Misty
  • 5. Mother And Wife
  • 6. Let's Fall In Love
  • 7. Cha Cha International
  • 8. Anema De Core
  • 9. T'is Wonderful
  • 10. Take Her To Jamaica Listen
  • 11. Mind Your Own Business
  • 12. I Want To Be Happy

Information

A masterpiece of Jamaican Jazz recorded in 1960 by the Eric Grant Orchestra, resident band of the Casa Montego Hotel in Montego Bay. Rhythm & Blues, Jazz standards, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue and Calypso all combine in this wonderful amalgamation of sounds. Produced by the first Jamaican studio, Federal Records, and its founder Ken Khouri, it is now re-issued for the first time ever.

Reviews

  • Time Unlimited  - ReactionTime Unlimited Reaction

    An understated Lee Perry production featuring a young Junior Delgado as the lead vocalist of Time Unlimited. Delgado worked with Perry on a lot of material and this lilting rhythm frames a laid back delivery. Nice.

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  • The Flames  - ZionThe Flames Zion

    The Flames started life as a backing unit for Alton Ellis but recorded under a variety of names The Crashers, The Hurricanes, The Invaders. Winston Jarrett was usually in the mix as the one constant member. Difficult to say who takes the lead vocalist is on this Nyabingi infused number. Most likely its Danny Clarke.

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  • Jimmy Riley/Lee Perry - Sons of NegusJimmy Riley/Lee PerrySons of Negus

    One of Jimmy Rileys best tunes with Lee Perry. An impassioned vocal that lays Jimmys observations on the state of ‘Rasta’ at the time. Jimmy acknowledged Perrys production skills when I asked him how was it at the Black Ark with Scratch, he smiled and said ‘Fun, Scratch was great to work with’ Perry joins in on the vocals on the flipside. Top notch.

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  • Roland Alphonso  - Hop SpecialRoland Alphonso Hop Special

    Two superb rock steady sides produced by Derrick Morgan. Hop Special see's Roland Alphonso lead Saxaphone glide through Procul Harem’s ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’.
    The flip side has The Inventors waxing lyrical on subjects beloved by daytime TV. Relationships and food. The Inventors ‘Food of Love’ has not been re-pressed on 45 since its original release. Comes in a hand stamped sleeves.

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  • The Black Brothers  - You've been saying thingsThe Black Brothers You've been saying things

    The Black Brothers ‘You’ve been saying things’ is a lovely rocksteady harmony workout produced around 1968 by Derrick Morgan. Never before repressed and comes with The Brothers ‘Everyday’ on the flipside. Derrick Morgan was most likely the lead singer on the Brothers track.
    Comes in a hand stamped sleeve. ‘Yeah yeah yeah’

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  • Junior Soul with Lynn Tait & the Jets  - Miss CushieJunior Soul with Lynn Tait & the Jets Miss Cushie

    Limited edition pressing from Sonia Pottingers Gayfeet of just 600 copies of the long out of press ‘Miss Cushie’ by Junior Soul aka Junior Murvin. The super laid back ‘Pure Soul’ with Lennie Hibbert on Vibes. Killer. Pressed in the EU. Miaow.

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