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Photo by Mirabel White


The Caribbean roots resonate on each of his albums as on the furious trance of his latest album, with a band directly connected to this part of the world. The London poet and musician who is also a dedicated digger selects five gems from his island, Trinidad. It’s «all about the late 60s soul calypso sound, big band soul»!


Ron Berridge & His Big Sound Orchestra



«Big Band Afro-Calypso from the legendary Trinidadian trumpeter Ron Berridge, and his big band. Similar to the things Fela was doing around the same time in London.»

Joey Lewis & His Orchestra
Peanut Vendor



«Calypso goes New Orleans! The late, great Joey Lewis goes Meters on the old latin standard.»

Sel Duncan
Bombay Ducklin



«More late 60s Trinidad big band sounds from one of the legends of the art. This one reminds me of Sun Ra’s work with Salah Ragab!»

Pat Baptiste
You’ve Got My Love



«Trinidad Northern Soul. Pat Baptise was a local soul singer from the late 60s/70s. This is an extremely rare 7” on the great Antillana label

Bill Trotman
Run Joe



«A late 60s Tropical Northern Soul flavoured groover from one of Trinidad’s best loved singers, calypso/soca artists, MC and painter. Released on The Mighty Sparrow’s own National label.»

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