Walter Gavitt Ferguson - Keep The Cabin Above The Wata - Benefit Album 

DIGITAL ONLY (2020)



A GREATEST HITS ALBUM: Treat yourself to a generous "Greatest Hits" selection of authentic Calypsos recorded by Walter Gavitt Ferguson between 1979 and 1998 in Cahuita. An exklusive BENEFIT ALBUM for Don Walter Ferguson, author of the famous «Cabin in the wata» - all proceeds go to the retired Calypso King and his family who are struggling to keep their heads and cabin rental business above the water because of the COVID-19 Lockdown.

Release Date: 17.04.2020 

Label:  Bongo Joe  

Catalog: Discogs

Format / Tracks / Listen:  

Digital only
listen / buy here


All music recorded by Walter Gavitt Ferguson in Cahuita between 1979 and 1998, except track 24 - 27 recorded by Michael Williams in Cahuita 1981 and 1983. Audio restauration, compilation and artwork by Niels Werdenberg / The Walter Gavitt Fergsuon Tape Hunt / Rootsprovisonah Productions. Thanks to Walter and Peck Ferguson and to all tape hunt associates: Marcyn Ward, Manuel Monestel, Paula Palmer, Michael Williams, Cousin David, Mario Chacon, Gustavo Morales, Pablo Alvarado, David Chavarria, Mariana Riviera, Erin MacLeod (The Guardian), Clayton Conn (BBC).


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Walter Gavitt Ferguson - King Of Calypso Limonense. The Legendary Tape Records Vol.2 

LP - CD - MC - DIGITAL  (2019)


AUTHENTIC AND IRRESISTIBLE AGAIN: The second "Tape Hunt" compilation album features another string of 15 previously unreleased jewels, carefully selected and restored from the Calypso King's legendary home-recorded Audio Cassettes that were found in various places in Costa Rica, the United States and in Canada. CD and LP come with extensive Liner notes on Ferguson's Biography, his tapes and the recent finds by the ongoing Tape Hunt.

"The follow-up to the popular first installment of the precious cassette sound left by the legendary King." Diskunion (JPN)

"Grâce a Bongo Joe, gagnez un voyage dans les Caraïbes Avec le roi (retrouvé) du calypso" Le Grigri (FR)

"A découvrir absolument" Around The Wax (FR)"The finest acoustic calypso with a warm and fresh sound - Big recommendation!" Reconquista (JPN)

Release Date: 20.09.2019 

Label:  Bongo Joe  

Catalog: Discogs

Format:  

CD 
buy hereavailable in Costa Rica 
LP(limited to 500) buy here available in Costa Rica 
available in Costa Rica 
MC(limited to 50) buy hereavailable in Costa Rica  
Digital buy here  

Tracks / Listen:  

 1.Intro 00:33  
 2.One Pants Tearing Off 03:31  
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Emelda 05:40
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 16. Someone To Love Me 03:55 

All songs composed and written by Walter Gavitt Ferguson. Compilation, Research and Texts: Niels Werdenberg. Artist Supervision & Production:  Cyril Yeterian. Audio Restauration & Master: Tim Stollenwerk. Vinyl Cut: Adi Flück at Centraldubs. Artwork: Felix Vincent. Thanks to Walter and Peck Ferguson. Dedicated to Don Claudio Reid.

Booklet & Liner Notes:

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Walter Gavitt Ferguson - King Of Calypso Limonense. The Legendary Tape Records Vol.1

   LP - CD - MC - DIGITAL (2018)







AUTHENTIC AND IRRESISTIBLE: The first "Tape Hunt" album brings you 15 previously unreleased jewels featuring the unique Calypso Blues Style from Don Walter's home-recorded Audio Cassettes that were recovered some 25 years later in an attic in Canada. CD and LP come with extensive Liner notes on Ferguson's Biography, his tapes and the start of the Tape Hunt.

"...Roots music so irresistible, that one could listen to it endlessly."  Télérama (FR)"Indispensable" Jazz News (FR)


Release Date: 22.06.2018 

Label:  Bongo Joe  

Catalog: Discogs

Format:  

Tracks / Listen:  

 1. 02:44  
 2.Me Neighbour 03:22  
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 03:02
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 04:29
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 04:40
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 04:29
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15.
 02:07

All songs composed and written by Walter Gavitt Ferguson. Compilation, Research and Texts: Niels Werdenberg. Artist Supervision & Production:  Cyril Yeterian. Audio Restauration & Master: Tim Stollenwerk. Vinyl Cut: Adi Flück at Centraldubs. Artwork: Felix Vincent. Thanks to Walter and Peck Ferguson.

Booklet & Liner Notes:





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Walter Gavitt Ferguson - King Of Calypso / Going To Bocas 

7" Vinyl (2019)


A RAW PLEASURE! This highly collectible 7inch vinyl record features two raw & unique "Tape Hunt" versions of Walter Fergusons classic Calypsos Going to Bocas and King Of Calypso

Release Date: 13.04.2019 (Record Store Day)

Format: 

7" vinylcolored vinyl
(limited to 200)
buy hereavailable in Costa Rica 
Digital buy here  

Label:  Denki Records and La Flaca

Catalog: Discogs

Tracks / Listen: 

 1.Going To Bocas   03:31(Tape Hunt Version) 
 2.King Of Calypso  04:00(Tape Hunt Version)

Musica y letra: Walter Gavitt Ferguson. Recopilacion de cintas: Niels Werdenberg. Restauración: Andres Gomez Pela (La Flaca Recordings). Masterizacion: Barry Grint (Alchemy Mastering). Diseno: Pablo Alvarado. Con la colaboracion de la familia Ferguson.

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