Island Boys Herbie-Ronnie-Johnnie

Go Calypso x 3 EP's / full set of 3 x UK EP

London : RE-R 1122 / 1123 / 1124

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  • Artist: Island Boys Herbie-Ronnie-Johnnie
  • A Side: Go Calypso x 3 EP's
  • B Side: full set of 3 x UK EP
  • Label: London
  • Format: EP



  • Vinyl Condition: E
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: E

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An incredibly rare offering of ALL three 1957 / 1958 tri-centre EP's released on UK London the complete "Go Calypso " .7"

Please note in 1957 these discs were released as SEPERATE 7" EP's it is very rare to see all three together. With the last in the series 1958 no. 3 RE-R 1124 extremely hard to acquire.

The Island Boys a vibrant Calypso trio of Herbie • Ronnie • Johnnie (we are not sure at this time of their full names). It seems on no. 1 & 2 were also released in the USA on the Kapp labels, just like vthe UK release no. 3 seems to be out-of-reach RARE. The Island Boys were 50's leaders of the Calypso sound, that was sweeping London in the 50's.

No. 1 EP 1. Marianne 2. I Talk To The Trees 3. Bahama Lullaby 4. Banana Boat (Day-O)
No. 2 EP 1. Rum And Coca Cola (Rum And Limonada) 2. Champagne Wine 3 Cindy Oh Cindy 4.Man, Man Is For The Woman Made
No. 3.EP 1. Come Back To De Virgin Isle 2. De Boys And Girls 3. Poppa Don't Raise No Cotton 'n' Corn 4. Sly Mongoose

A fabulous threesome for London label collectors trying to fill in those frustrating gaps in their run. The covers are artistically frame-worthy "cool" the music completely encapsulates the pre-SKA Jamaican sound.

See condition in the reports below.

Condition Report

Conditions vary first condition is VINYL, next condition is LABEL. Last condition is LAMINATD PICTURE COVER. No. 1 EP RE-R 1122 Ex+ / Mint- / Ex+. No. 2 EP RE-R 1123 Ex/EX+/Ex+ . No. 3 RE-R 1124 vg+ / Ex+ / vg the light creased cover has repair to side opening, tiny part missing bottom right corner.

A Side

  • Title: Go Calypso x 3 EP's

    B Side

  • Title: full set of 3 x UK EP
  • Year: 1957 / 1958
  • City: United Kingdom