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

  • Tommy McCook/The Skatalites - SauvittTommy McCook/The SkatalitesSauvitt

    Killer double A side from the masters at Studio One. Latin inspired Tommy McCook on the one side with Sauvitt and the Skatalites on the flipside with 'Well Charge' Both well worth having. Check the sound clips before you buy as they are Jamaican pressings.

    7"
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  • Dixie Peach & Disciples  - My SoundDixie Peach & Disciples My Sound

    Nice uptempo roots from Russ in tandem with Dixie Peach.

    12"
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  • Cornell Campbell  - Jah Give Us LoveCornell Campbell Jah Give Us Love

    4 uptempo steppers cuts of the Cornell Campbell roots classic 'Jah Give Us Love'. Comes with a minimal dubbed out piece by Prince Far i 'Tenastelin' and then 2 further cuts on the flipside Charlie Chaplin with 'Air is Polluted' and a dub version. Produced by Roy Cousins and comes in a hand stamped bag. Big and broad.

    10"
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  • Scientist/Roy Cousins - Four Track 10' E.P.Scientist/Roy CousinsFour Track 10' E.P.

    Roy Cousins is primarily known for his vocal group the Royals. But working with Scientist in his prime in the early 1980s he was able to spin out some formidable versions to his excellent vocal productions. These four cuts are awesome. Seismic and heavy - check em out.

    10"
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  • Disciples feat Mark Iration  - Humble LionDisciples feat Mark Iration Humble Lion

    Disciples - Positive Vibration / Verse 2 / Disciples ft Mark Iration - Humble Lion / Verse 2 (Jah Roots Hi-Fi) UK 12"

    12"
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  • Nello B ft Sizzla Kalonji - I'n'I A Soldier / Rest - I'N'I a SoldierNello B ft Sizzla Kalonji - I'n'I A Soldier / RestI'N'I a Soldier

    Collaborative release between Switzerland's Addis Records and Russ D's Backyard Movements label.

    10"
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