Showing posts with label Typically Tropical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Typically Tropical. Show all posts

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Barbados - Typically Tropical

Typically Tropical was a British duo comprising Geraint Wyn Hughes and Jeffrey Calvert. They met through Hughes' band Quasar. They recorded the song 'Barbados' in 1974, after Calvert had been on holiday in Barbados and based the song on his experiences. It was recorded with various session musicians, including guitarist Chris Spedding, drummer Clem Cattini, and Vic Flick.

The song was ready for release in November 1974, but the release was stalled by the record company because they thought the song was better suited as a summer hit. They were right: the song reached number 1 in the UK singles chart, also peaking at number 10 in the Dutch Top 40 shortly afterwards. The Dutch Vengaboys made a horrible version of this song in 1999, entitled 'We're going to Ibiza'.

My collection: 7" single no. 4731
Found: Kringloop, Den Haag, March 20, 2010
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Barbados' / 'Sandy'

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