This list includes cover versions of Calypsos and Jamaican Mentos.

Mento was Jamaica's own Calypso, popular in the 1950's and the first music recorded in Jamaica from the early 50's on.

For more information about Mento visit the fantastic Mentomusic website.

PENNY REEL - original Mento version by Lord Power and Ska version by Eric Morris

Jamaican folk songs & Mento
Original Artist Composer Jamaican Artist / Title / Producer
"Bank To Bank" (aka "River To The Bank") trad. Baba Brooks "Bank To Bank (parts 1 and 2)" (Reid 1963)
Derrick Morgan "River To The Bank" (Bunny Lee 1968)
Edric Conner "One Solja Man" (LP 'Songs From Jamaica' Argo 1952)
Lord Flea "Wheel And Turn Me" (Ken Khouri)
Lord Fly "Medley Of Jamaican Mento" (featuring "Fan Me Solja Man" / "One Solja Man" / "Yah No Hear Weh De Old Man Seh" / "Slide Mongoose") (MRS 1951 / Stanley Motta) - by the way, this medley is said to be the very first Jamaican record ever, released 1951 on Stanley Motta´s MRS record label in Kingston!
trad. Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook "Wheel And Turn" (Dodd 196?)
Lord Invader "Sly Mongoose" (Asch Recording N.Y.)
Lord Fly "Medley Of Jamaican Mento" (featuring "Fan Me Solja Man" / "One Solja Man" / "Yah No Hear Weh De Old Man Seh" / "Slide Mongoose") (MRS 1951 / Stanley Motta)
Count Lasher "Slide Mongoose" (Caribou 1959 / Dada Tewari)
trad. Gaylads "Sly Mongoose" (Dodd 1965)
"Lawless Street" trad. Skatalites "Lawless Street" (Yap 1965)
Lord Power "Penny Reel" (Trojan 1958 / Duke Reid) trad. Eric Morris "Penny Reel" (Reid 1964)
Lord Power "Miss Goosey" (Stanley Motta JA)
Hubert Porter "Miss Goosy (Medley)" (Ken Khouri JA)
trad. Pat Satchmo "Goosie" (Perry 1969)
Lord Composer "Hill And Gully / Mandeville Road" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta)
Edric Conner "Hill And Gully" (LP 'Songs From Jamaica' Argo 1952)
trad. Charmers (as L. Reid) "Hill And Gully Ride " (Reid 1964)
Edric Conner "Sammy Dead" (LP 'Songs From Jamaica' Argo 1952) trad. Eric Morris "Sammy Dead Oh" (Byron Lee 1964)
"Oil In My Lamp" trad. Ska Kings "Oil In My Lamp" (Byron Lee 1964)
Edric Conner "Rook Combine" (LP 'Songs From Jamaica' Argo 1952)
a.k.a. "Khaki Pants"
trad. Carlos Malcolm "Rukmbine" aka "Khaki Pants" (Malcolm 1964)
Shenley Duffus "Rukumbine" (King Edwards 1964)
"Annie Palmer" trad. Danny Hill "Annie Palmer" (Neville Foo-Loy 1964)
"Run Joe" trad. Stranger Cole "Run Joe" (Reid 1965)
Lord Composer "Hill And Gully / Mandeville Road" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta) trad. Gaylads "Gal A´ Boy" aka. "Mandeville Road" (Dodd 1966)
Lord Flea "Brown Skin Gal" (Ken Khouri) trad. Gaylads "Brown Skin Gal" (Dodd 1966)
Hubert Porter "Miss Goosy (Medley)" (Ken Khouri) trad. Eric Morris "Number One" (Reid 1964)
Edric Conner "Nobody´s Business" (LP 'Songs From Jamaica' Argo 1952)
Boysie Grant "Sweet Charlie / Mattie Rag / Nobody´s Business" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta)
trad. Frank Cosmo "Nobody´s Business" (H. Cosmo 1964)
Louis Prima / Sam Butera "Papa Luigi"
Lord Lebby "Papa Luigi"
Ali / Cadena Carlos Malcolm "Papa Luigi" (Malcolm 1965)
Arthur Knibbs with Cecil Knott & his Joybell Orchestra "Banana" (Stanley Motta, MRS) ? Laurel Aitken "Green Banana" (Laurel Aitken, Blue Beat 1966)
Lord Invader with Lionel Belasco & His Orchestra "The Soldiers Came And Broke Up My Life" (Decca)
Arthur Knibbs with Cecil Knott & his Joybell Orchestra "Soldier Man" (Stanley Motta, MRS)
? Derrick Morgan "The Soldier Man" (Prince Buster, Islam 1964)
Boysie Grant "Sweet Charlie / Mattie Rag / Nobody´s Business" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta) trad. Lord Tanamo "Ol' Matilda" aka "Mattie Rag (Part 1)" (Reid 1965)
Baba Brooks "Mattie Rag Part 2" (Reid 1965)
Harry Belafonte "Matilda, Matilda"
Lord Composer "Gal A Gully / Matilda" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta)
trad.
Harry Thomas
Prince Buster, Stranger Cole & Teddy Charmers "Matilda" (Buster 1965)
Lord Fly "Swing Lane Gal / Iron Bar" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta)
Mapletoft Pouille "Iron Bar" (LP 'Jamaica Mento', WIRL)
trad. Lord Tanamo "Iron Bar" (Lindon Pottinger 1965)
Harold Richardson "Healin´ In The Balmyard" (MRS / Stanley Motta) trad. Prince Buster "Healing (In The Balm Yard)" (Buster 1964)
Boysie Grant "Come We Go Down A Unity / Old Lady O / Linstead Market" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta) trad. Prince Buster "Fire Stick" aka. "Old Lady Oh" (Buster 1964)
Lord Flea "Magic Composer" (Capitol 1957) trad.
Billy Saxon
Sir Lord Tacky "Badder Man" aka "Bado Man" (Buster 1964)
Lord Flea "Shake Shake Sonora" (Capitol 1957) trad.
Menning / Samuel
Laurel Aitken "Shake" (Aitken 1966)
Lord Flea "Naughty Little Flea" (Capitol 1957)
Boysie Grant & Raymond´s Calypso Clippers "The Naughty Little Flea" (MRS / Stanley Motta)
Ben Bowers & Bertie King´s Royal Jamaicans "Naughty Little Flea"
trad.
Norman Thomas
Maytals "Little Flea" (Buster 1964)
"Soldering" trad. Desmond Dekker & the Aces "Soldering" (Leslie Kong 1964)
Lord Messam & his Calypsonians "Monkey" (Stanley Motta) ? Derrick Harriott "Monkey Ska" (Gay Disc 1965 / Pottinger)
Hubert Porter & the Jamaican Calypsonians "Ten Penny Nail" (Times 78rpm / Ken Khouri) ? Upsetters "Ten Penny Nail" (Sonia Pottinger, Gay Feet 1965)
Lord Lebby "Etheopia" (Kalypso 1955) ? Prince Buster "Come Along" (Prince Buster 1964)
Hiltonaires "Ethiopia" (Dodd, Studio One 1965)
Count Lasher "Calabash" (Caribou / Dada Tuari production) ? Baba Brooks "Collie Foot" (King Edwards)
"Hill And Gully" trad. Alva Lewis "Hill And Gully Rider" (Bunny Lee 1968)
"Weel O Matilda" trad. Alva Lewis "Weel O Matilda" (196?)
"Hold Your Donkey" trad. Pioneers "Hold Your Donkey" (196?)
Edric Conner "Day Deh Light" (LP 'Songs From Jamaica' Argo 1952)
Harry Belafonte "The Banana Boat Song" 1957
trad.
Attaway/Burgie
Prince Buster "Day O" aka "Banana Boat Song" (Buster 1964)
Techniques "Day-O" (Reid 196?)
Edric Conner "Missa Ramgoat" 1952 trad. Theo Beckford "Bredda Ram Goat" (1969)
Edric Conner "Chi Chi Bud O" 1952 trad. Starlites "Some A Weh A Ball" (Ranglin 1970)
Max Romeo "Chi Chi Bud" (1971)
Boysie Grant "Come We Go Down A Unity / Old Lady O / Linstead Market" (Medley) (MRS / Stanley Motta) trad. Prince Buster "Oh Lady Oh" (Buster 1969)
Lord Tickler "Medley #5" (Medley featuring "Jackass" / "Ya Ma Mama Ma Ma") (Ken Khouri)
Lord Fly "Medley Of Jamaican Mento" (featuring "Fan Me Solja Man" / "One Solja Man" / "Yah No Hear Weh De Old Man Seh" / "Slide Mongoose") (MRS 1951 / Stanley Motta)
trad. Prince Buster "Tie The Donkey´s Tail" aka "Here Wey The Old Man Say" (Buster 1969)
Chin´s Calypso Quintet "Walk And Talk" (Kalypso 1958) E. Williams Nora Dean "Man A Walk And Talk" (Bunny Lee, Black Beard 1973)

Chin´s Calypso Sextet "Big Boy And Teacher" (Chin´s 1956)

E. Williams U Roy "Big Boy And Teacher" (Duke Reid, Treasure Isle 1970)
Chin´s Calypso Quintet "Night Food" (Kalypso 1958) E. Williams Nora Dean "Night Food Reggae" (Big Shot 1972)
Calypso & others
Original Artist Composer Jamaican Artist / Title / Producer
Lloyd Prince Thomas "Enjoy Yourself" (Que) ? Prince Buster "Enjoy Yourself" (Buster 1963)
Cyril X. Diaz & his Orchestra "Tabu" (Cook)
Trinidad
? Gaylads "Africa" (Dodd 1967)
Lord Kitchener "Edna What You Want" (Melodisc 1960) A. Roberts lyrics quotet in:
King Horror "Wood In The Fire" (Laurel Aitken 1970)
Lord Invader
Andrews Sisters "Rum And Coca-Cola" (Decca 1944)
Lionel Belasco, Massie Patterson (music)
Rupert Westmore Grant (lyrics)
Prince Buster "Rum And Coca Cola" (Buster 1965)
Harry Belafonte "Coconut Woman" (RCA Victor 1957) Harry Belafonte Desmond Dekker "Coconut Water" (Kong 1968)
Harry Belafonte "Island In The Sun" (RCA Victor 1957) Irving Burgie (aka. Lord Burgess), Harry Belafonte Winston Groovy "Island In The Sun" (? 1969)
Harry Belafonte "Jamaica Farewell" (RCA Victor 1957) Irving Burgie (aka. Lord Burgess) Laurel Aitken "Kingston Town" (Laurel Aitken 1970)
Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba "One More Dance" (RCA Victor LP 'Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall', 1960) C.C. Carter, Rosemary Primont Jamaicans "Woman Go Home" (Duke Reid, Treasure Isle 1968)
Marie Bryant "Little Boy" (Lyragon 1953)
Mickey & Sylvia "Mommy Out De Light" (RCA Victor 1960)
Henderson
(credited to George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore on the Mickey & Sylvia release)
Joya Landis "Out The Light" (Duke Reid, Treasure Isle 1968)
Nora Dean "The Same Thing You Gave To Daddy" (Lee Perry, Upsetter 1969)
"Wings Of A Dove" trad. Prince Buster "Wings Of A Dove" (Buster 1964)
Wailers "Flying Ska" (Dodd 1965)
Carlos Malcolm "Wings Of A Dove" (Dennis Sindrey 1965)
Blues Busters "Wings Of A Dove" (Byron Lee 1965)
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires "Wings Of A Dove" (Byron Lee)
Sir Lancelot "Shame And Scandal"
Lance Percival (UK) "Shame And Scandal In The Family" (Parlophone 1965)
The song was written for the movie I Walked with a Zombie in 1943 and originally titled "Fort Holland Calypso Song".
Lord Melody, Sir Lancelot Peter Tosh & The Wailers "Shame And Scandal" (Dodd 1965)
Derrick Harriott "Shame And Skandal" (Malcolm 1965)
Blues Busters "Shame And Scandal" (Byron Lee 1967)
Count Lasher´s Calypso Quintet: "Mo-Bay Chinaman" (Ivan Chin) ? Four Aces "Hoochy Koochy Kai Po" (Leslie Kong, Beverley´s 1964)
Lord Lebby & the Skatalites "China Man From Mobay" (Vincent Chin?)
Lord Tanamo "China Man From Montego Bay" (Bunny Lee, Third World 1978)
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