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

  • Barry Brown - Blackman should never turn his backBarry BrownBlackman should never turn his back

    Barry Brown roots produced by Ripton "Eek-A-Mouse" Hilton in the mid-seventies. Very rare tune to find but no re-issued by Gaffa Blue. Nice dub piece on the flipside of the same tune.

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  • The Heptones - Get In The GrooveThe HeptonesGet In The Groove

    A Studio One Classic 'Get In The Groove' has the superb Heptones backed by the Sound Dimension. JA presssings so check the sound clips.

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  • Ernest Wilson  - Undying LoveErnest Wilson Undying Love

    Peach of a record. All time classic. How did music ever sound this good?

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  • Wailers - Guided MissileWailersGuided Missile

    Drum machine led roots. There is a strong Lee Perry influence on this one. Not quite as over the top as Scratchs productions but never the less a good tune.

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  • The Heptones  - Be A ManThe Heptones Be A Man

    The Heptones in fine form backed by the Sound Dimension. Correct b side. Check the sound clips as they are JA pressings.

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  • Bunny Lee/Various Artists - Full UpBunny Lee/Various ArtistsFull Up

    A post rocksteady jamboree of Striker Lee's early reggae productions. Includes some pulsating instrumentals, soulful vocals and twisting dj verbosity. 21 tracks many from original master tapes, laced with evocative photographs that have been supplied by Bunny and his family and some excellent notes on the ‘Bunny Lee’ modus operandi by Diggory Kenrick. A single CD and double Vinyl Lp.

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