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Page last revised: 7/28/05

 

Mento Poster: A faux concert poster, circa 1957, for "Mento Time" the greatest mento concert that never really happened. The poster lists all the top stars of that era.
 
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This design is also available as a T shirt, sweat-shirt or sports shirt at www.mikesreggaeshirts.com .

 

Mento fruit crate montage: A wooden fruit-crate's lid features the legend, "Jamaican Mento Music", along with a montage of vintage photos, mento records and LP jackets.
 

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A Lord Messam single on the MRS label: The absolute classic side, "Jamaica Mentos: Mango Walk; Gi me back me Shilling; Chichi bud oh; Hog in me miny tea".
 
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Kalypso: Along with the legend, "Jamaican Mento Music", the Kalypso logo and elements from four other classic mento labels appear in this montage. These are the Caribou drummer, Lasher Disc guitar, Chin's speaker and the MRS note and star.
 
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An improved version  was posted on 7/19/03.

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