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

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