Tue, 18 April 2006
Way back now, in Episode 001 of this podcast, I played a calypso cover of "Long Time Boy" done by Nadia Cattouse of Belize. Nadia had moved to the UK and recorded several LPs and singles for Parlophone and RCA in the early 60's. Apparently she was also on a kind of TV variety show as well. Her material has never been reissued on CD and her LP's now commonly reach $80 when they come up for sale. "Long Time Boy" was the b-side to "Boy Without a Heart" which fetches up to $20 for the single.
Thank God a record collecting group called The Numero Group are around. They crate dig with the best of em and they compiled a splendid compilation of Belizean artists entitled Belize City Boil Up. They included Nadia which is where I discovered her.
Unfortunately the prices of her albums have excluded me from getting anything else but a single split with her singing "Judas and Mary."
In an attempt to further infect the ears of music fans with her rare sound, here is a MP3 of "Long Time Boy."
This might backfire though, as more people discover Nadia, her record prices will only keep going up.
Also, supposedly, Nadia is still alive and in good health having returned to Belize.
Support what The Numero Group is doing by buying the compilation here.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 1:09am CDT