Vitadisc

2021-12-13T11:18:18+01:00Dezember 13th, 2021|

Trinidad based label set up by Vital Angel in 1954 after the demise of SaGomes records.

Released Calypso, Steel Pan and Jazz. The label issued 78rpm shellac singles, vinyl LPs and 45rpm singles and EPs. Records were pressed in England, and shipped over to Trinidad for sale. At the time they were only licensed for sale in Trinidad, although many found their way elsewhere.

Some LPs, such as “Royalties Of Calypso Kingdom”, were compilations of previously released 78s. The calypso recordings were usually backed by the She She Calypso Band, and most Vitadisc 78s were backed with an instrumental version of a previously released calypso song.

The label was still putting out the occasional single by the early 60s (as seen in the Vilma Ali example), but ceased operations not long after.

 
Source: mentomusic.com