(1960) Edric Connor & The Southlanders – Songs from Trinidad (EP)

Year issued: 1960
Argo issue number: EAF9
Original issue: tracks taken from 1955 Argo LP Songs from Trinidad, Argo RG57

Edric Connor – vocals
The Southlanders (Vernon Nesbeth, Frank Mannah, Allan and Harry Wilmot) – harmony vocals


Side A
The Lord’s prayer
Doggie Doggie
Murder in the Market

Side B
One two three
Do Do Petite Po Po
Mercy Pourin’ Down
Bye and Bye Me Lord

One of the first batch of Argo EPs released in July 1960 (most of them mono), this one containing tracks that are five years old.

Here’s what bluesman Alexis Korner said in his review of the EP in the Gramophone magazine:

“This EP… presents us with pretty stuff, Mr. Connor giving his utmost on every title. An occasionally sharp vibrato adds intensity in the most unexpected manner – especially on One, Two, Three – and there is a very coy and plummy version of The Lord’s Prayer.”

For futher details of the original LP see here.

~ by folkcatalogue on May 8, 2009.

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