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January 31, 2019



In 60, ‘Caribbean Honeymoon’, on Oriole,

for Frank Weir, peaked at No.42.

And in 91, Enya, on the Wea label,

sailed up to No.13 with ‘Caribbean Blue’.


In 75, UK duo – Typically Tropical, on Gull label,

with ‘Barbados’, had a UK No.1 seller.

And in 07, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z, on Def Jam label,

had her second US No.1 and a 10 week UK No 1, with ‘Umbrella’.


In 82, ‘The Sun Of Jamaica’, on Epic,

reached No.5 for Goombay Dance Band.

And in 93, ‘Jamaican In New York’, on Elektra,

for Shinehead, in the Top 30, did land.


In 89, ‘Walking On Sunshine’, on Blue Wave,

for Eddy Grant reached a UK No.63.

And in 2001, now on Ice label,

this song, for Eddy Grant, at 57 was to be.


In 81 ‘Caribbean Disco Show’ on Polydor,

climbed to No.8 for Lobo.

And in 07, ‘Footprints in the Sand’ was at No.25,

for Leona Lewis, on Syco.


In 77, ‘Jamming’/’Punky Reggae Party’, on Island,

by Bob Marley & The Wailers, at No.9 we did see.

And in 78, ‘Dreadlock Holiday’, on Mercury,

became a gold selling UK No.1 for 10C.C.


In 57, ‘Island In The Sun’ on RCA,

for Harry Belafonte, peaked at No.3 in the charts.

Also in 57, ‘When Rock ‘n’ Roll came to Trinidad’, on Capitol,

for Nat King Cole, a Top 30, winning lots of hearts.


In 84, ‘Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)’,

on Jive, gave Billy Ocean a US No.1 and UK No.6.

And in 88, ‘On The Beach (Summer 88)’, on Wea label,

at No.12 for Chris Rea – last in this mix.











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