Caribou

Caribou (Jamaica) / c. 1953

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Design: The rough, hand-drawn label name lettering fills the upper segment, the bottom edge made to look like a rising stage curtain. Below, a cross-legged performer, wearing a robe, sings while playing some kind of stringed instrument.

History: 'Carib,' for Caribbean, is no doubt the basis for the label name, but 'Caribou' calls to mind the North American reindeer. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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