Box set of the The Olympic singles recorded by the Termites. Lovingly hand made box comes with a limited folded silk screen printed poster inside as well as 6 vinyl singles from the Olympic label. Box colours vary slightly due to being hand printed and the process involved. Posters and boxes are all numbered. The singles come in a brown paper sleeve with a stamp on the sleeve also done by hand.
From Sounds Of The Universe Records:
In the world of record collecting there is the rare, there is the obscure and then there is the completely unknowable. The Termites were a vocal duo comprising Lloyd Parks and Wentworth Vernal, and the rocksteady tunes they recorded for Studio 1 in 1967 achieved great popularity. But the sides they recorded just afterwards remain shrouded in mystery. Some were issued in minute quantities on blank labels, some have never been seen by even the most ardent of collectors. Some were not attributed to The Termites at all.
And the man who produced them, an entrepreneur known as “Dampy”, remains almost completely unknown, with even The Termites themselves having no real memory of who he was. What we do know is that Dampy, also known as “Dampa”, was a “big man”, operating a “lawn” or drinking hangout at 34½ Spanish Town Road, just opposite May Pen cemetery. No one is even sure of his real name, although the “CB” matrix on his records (sometimes “FCB”) may refer to a Carl Baugh, Carl Bradford or possibly Carl Bennett.
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