RCA

RCA first established a recording studio in Trinidad at the St. James Theatre in Port of Spain in the late 30s and issued calypso releases on the Bluebird label.

In 1957, Leslie “Lucky” Samaroo obtained a license to issue RCA recordings in Trinidad, established a pressing plant, and recorded local music. He would later establish the Tropico label. More information can be found in Andreas Vingaard’s interview with Samaroo on othersounds.com.

The majority of the discography below was compiled by Dmitri Subotsky (Calypso Archives).

340 records.

Label Artists Title Year Format
RCA 7-1030
Mighty Duke Tribute to My Mother / Buy Savings Bonds 1961 45
RCA 7-1033
Conqueror Take Example / Teenage Girl 1961 45
RCA 7-1034
Lord Brynner The Budget / Happy Birthday 1961 45
RCA 7-1049
Mighty Sparrow Panama Woman / Police Get More Pay 1961 45
RCA 7-1050
Lord Caruso Don't Give Them / Too Much of Them 1961 45
RCA 7-1051
Lord Superior Collie Smith’s Death / Artifical Girls c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1052
Lord Creator Christmas Time Is Near / Merry Christmas To You c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1054
Cyril Diaz You'll Never Walk Alone / Hawaiian Wedding Song c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1057
Joey Lewis Oh Carol / Moonlight Sonata 1961 45
RCA 7-1059
Joey Lewis Besame Labios / Silencio c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1060
Joey Lewis Dream Of Olwen / Monica Doo Doo c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1061
Ebonites Steel Orchestra La Cumpansita / Please c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1062
Joey Lewis Chenita / Mi Cafetal 1961 45
RCA 7-1069
Lord Superior Men Make Women Bad / Pay Later Plan c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1070
Cyril Diaz Ten to One is Murder / Scratch Me Calypso c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1073
Mambo Southern All Star Steel Band Greig's Piano Concerto / Joey's Song c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1075
Joey Lewis Theme From "A Summer Place" / Melvina c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1078
Ebonites Steel Orchestra Kathleen / La Mento Gitano 1961 45
RCA 7-1081
Cito Fermin Vereda Tropical / Mack The Knife 1961 45
RCA 7-1082
Cito Fermin Theme From "Picnic" / Beat Their Hearts So True 1961 45
RCA 7-1091
Naya Zaman Orchestra Zara Sam Nay / Tayra Jadoo c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1092
Tarran Persad & Naya Zaman Orch May Nashay May Hoo / Na Karaitana Pyar 1961 45
RCA 7-1094
Nap Hepburn German Blonde / Tribute to Sparrow 1961 45
RCA 7-1095
Bentley Jack Barbara / Saga Ting 1961 45
RCA 7-1096
Lord Superior Drive-In / Monica 1961 45
RCA 7-1098
Cito Fermin The Breeze And I / Chiribiribin c. 1961 45
RCA 7-1099
Joey Lewis Teensville / Stairway to the Sea c. 1961 45
RCA 7-2003
Errol Ince La Macarena / El Merecumbe 1961 45
RCA 7-2004
Errol Ince La Macarena / El Merecumbe 1961 45
RCA 7-2006
Cito Fermin Chipi Chipi / For Your Love c. 1961 45
RCA 7-2007
Roderick Borde Madam Dracula / Dance Saga Dance 1961 45
RCA 7-2008
Roderick Borde This Love of Mine / The Princess & The Cameraman 1961 45
RCA 7-2010
Mighty Sparrow Save the Last Dance / Yes I Will Know 1961 45
RCA 7-2011
Dixieland Steel Orchestra Agnus Dei / Benwood Dick 1961 45
RCA 7-2012
Ebonites Steel Orchestra Silencio / Pesa 1961 45
RCA 7-2013
Ebonites Steel Orchestra Liebesfreud / Inch Worm 1961 45
RCA 7-2014
Roderick Borde Jigger Foot / Las Muchachitas 1961 45
RCA 7-2016
Cyril Mitchell, Roderick Borde, Nap Hepburn Saga Girl Jean / Ugly Mildred 1961 45
RCA 7-2018
Cyril Mitchell, Nap Hepburn Elsie / Life Begins at 84 45
RCA 7-2019
Nap Hepburn Sam Cooke Show / The Accident c. 1961 45
RCA 7-2021
Joey Lewis Joey's Merengue / Garrot Bounce 1961 45
RCA 7-2022
Joey Lewis Madam Dracula / One Of The Boys c. 1961 45
RCA 7-2023
Cyril Ramdeo And His Orchestra Sam Cooke Show / Life Begins At 84 c. 1961 45
RCA 7-2037
Mighty Sparrow Hucklebuck / Hither, Thither and Yon 1961 45
RCA 7-2038
Mighty Sparrow Don't Touch Me / Maude 1961 45
RCA 7-2041
Mighty Sparrow Veronica / Mr. Rake and Scrape 1961 45
RCA 7-2042
Mighty Sparrow The Pudding / Roy Sweeter Than You 1961 45
RCA 7-2043
Mighty Sparrow Plenty Style / Darling You Don't Know 1961 45
RCA 7-2044
Mighty Sparrow Nice Senorita / Drink Your Balisier 1961 45
RCA 7-2045
Mighty Sparrow Gloria / Princess and the Cameraman 1961 45
RCA 7-2047
Roderick Borde Plenty Style / Gloria 1961 45
RCA 7-2049
Mighty Sparrow Royal Jail / Freezing in New York 1961 45
RCA 7-2055
Mighty Sparrow My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own / If I Had a Girl 1961 45
RCA 7-2059
The Offbeats Chi Chi Cha Cha Cha / Tammy 1961 45
RCA 7-2066
Mighty Sparrow Race Track Scandal / Police Get More Pay 1961 45
RCA 7-2067
Mighty Sparrow Wear Your Balisier / Panama Woman 1961 45
RCA 7-2068
Lord Brynner Gang War / Nightclub Brawl 1962 45
RCA 7-2072
The Mighty Duke Know Your Friend / Highlights Of 1960 c. 1961 45
RCA 7-2073
Dutchy Brothers Moonglow / Pepe c. 1962 45
RCA 7-2074
Dutchy Brothers Look For A Star / Caramelos 1962 45
RCA 7-2076
Cyril Diaz Portrait Of My Love / Frenesi Cha Cha 1962 45
RCA 7-2077
Mighty Dougla I Ain't Travelling Again / Sports Pools 1962 45
RCA 7-2083
Lord Brynner We Want The Queen / Jamaica Why You Run c. 1962 45
RCA 7-2084
Lord Brynner Anita / The Twist Calypso 1962 45
RCA 7-2089
Joey Lewis, Errol Ince Acapulco / My Home Town c. 1962 45
RCA 7-2092
Mighty Duke The Duke's Twist / Live Good c. 1962 45
RCA 7-2093
Mighty Duke Dorothy / City Girl 1962 45
RCA 7-2096
Fitz Vaughan Bryan Fitz's Twist / Moon River 45
RCA 7-2096
Mighty Duke Sign of the Pagan / Blakie Live Nice 1962 45
RCA 7-2097
Fitz Vaughan Bryan Peanut Vendor-Calypso-El Manicero / Blue Moon 1962 45
RCA 7-2099
Hawk Boldface Tenant / Why Worry 1962 45
RCA 7-2100
Dutchy Brothers Stormy Weather / Blue Malibu 1962 45
RCA 7-2102
Fitz Vaughan Bryan Take Five / Afrikaan Beat 1962 45
RCA 7-2103
The Conqueror Dog Eat Dog / Women and Money 1962 45
RCA 7-2104
Mighty Sparrow Federation / Roy Sweeter Than You 1962 45
RCA 7-2105
Bonaparte Brothers Orchestra La Novia / El Cachin Cachumba 1962 45
RCA 7-2107
Fitz Vaughan Bryan Sucu Sucu / Young Ones 1962 45
RCA 7-2108
Dutchy Brothers Crazy Crazy / Majorca c. 1962 45
RCA 7-2110
Mighty Duke Immigration Bill / I Don't Care 1962 45
RCA 7-2112
Hawk Bribe / Consent 1962 45
RCA 7-2113
Hawk No Favours / Willing But Weak 1962 45
RCA 7-2116
Lord Brynner Trinidad & Tobago Independence / Ozzanna 1962 45
RCA 7-2117
Dutchy Brothers Anita / Creole Tempo 1962 45
RCA 7-2118
Various Aye Aye Ya Karoo Mye Kya Fookoo Sookoo / Ehsaan Tayra Hoga Mujpar 1962 45
RCA 7-2121
Mighty Sparrow Suzie Jumbie / Angelina and the Yankee 1962 45
RCA 7-2122
Mighty Sparrow Hangman's Cemetary / B. G. War 1962 45
RCA 7-2123
Mighty Sparrow Robbery with V / Renegades 1962 45
RCA 7-2124
Mighty Sparrow Take Your Bundle and Go / Wahbeen and Grog 1962 45
RCA 7-2125
Mighty Sparrow Vincentian / Fool And His Money 1962 45
RCA 7-2126
Mighty Sparrow Our Model Nation / English Society 1962 45
RCA 7-2128
Lord Brynner Come With Me / My Doolahin 1962 45
RCA 7-2128
Lord Brynner Carrerra / Infidelity 1962 45
RCA 7-2129
Lord Brynner Wedding in November / Michael 1962 45
RCA 7-2130
Lord Brynner My Doolahim / Come With Me 1962 45
RCA 7-2131
Lord Brynner Vagabonds / Publicity for So 1962 45
RCA 7-2133
Dutchy Brothers Tonight / Me Voy Par La Villas 1962 45
RCA 7-2134
Dutchy Brothers Al De La / Theme from The Apartment 1962 45
RCA 7-2135
Lord Melody Melo in Love / Conrad 1963 45
RCA 7-2136
Dutchy Brothers Maria (From West Side Story) / Guajira Dancers 1963 45
RCA 7-2137
Mighty Sparrow Smart Bajan / Sparrow Come Back 1963 45

1 of 4