1968 - Calypsomania:
Under The Mango Tree
Featuring the band that started it all, ROCKERFELLAS
Under The Mango Tree
A Pica Mosquito
Don't Sleep In The Subway
MAVIS JOHN - Come By Here
Featuring The Rockerfellas Combo
First single "TABU" recorded and released by Michael Boothman & Family Tree - 1970. It features Andre Tanker on flute.
Video by: David Boothman
Second single released by Michael Boothman - Diego Shuffle (1975)
This coincided with the dance of the same name, introduced by Boothman. The song became one of the longest standing local chart hits, remaining at number 1 for many weeks. In 1976 it was released in the USA on the Brooklyn based label Charlie's Records. Both releases had Diego Shuffle as the A side and Saying It With Music as the B side.
1975 original 7" 45-RPM release pressed in Trinidad. Released by Michael Boothman
1976 USA release pressed in Brooklyn, New York
Saying It With Music
1980 Michael Boothman released the US Billboard hit single "Touch", which introduced local Trinidadian singer Charmaine Forde who featured on both songs "What You Won't Do For Love" and "Waiting For Your Love" (lyrics penned by Carl Jacobs). This single was hugely successful as one of the first non-Calypso hits produced out of Trinidad and Tobago. Original pressings have become highly valued among vinyl collecting enthusiasts
The Kysofusion Band is a band formed by Michael specifically to explore the fusion of local and traditional instruments with international genres.
2001: Caribbean Jazz Colours. This compilation album features Michael and his band with the sweet sound of pan doing justice to two Jazz classics, Bluesette and Spain.
2018: Break Away. Michael's first independent studio release from his Poui Tree Studios. This was mixed by Grammy engineer Howard Linderman.
2021 "Saying It With Music" Originally released in 1975, this modern take brings Michael right into the forefront of contemporary music in Trinidad and Tobago. The single is from his new forthcoming album which features some of the most talented young and established artists in Trinidad and Tobago.
Vocal by: Genisa St Hillaire
2021: Passion Fruit (feat: Orville Roach)
The story behind Passion Fruit – My late uncle, Geoffrey Holder, the actor, dancer, musician, and artist always encouraged me to explore music on an emotional level and create compositions that stir and move the soul. He urged me to do a cover version of Bachianas Brasileiras Aria (Cantilena). I sent it to him and he had a violinist collaborate on the production with me. That cover is now immortalised on my Taste of Heaven CD – limited print.
Passion Fruit, in collaboration with Orville Roach has been influenced by my uncle’s love, mentorship and unwavering encouragement. Its emotion provoking melodies will take you on an internal journey to the core of yourself, and gently lead you to a place of acceptance, peace and reconciliation. In loving memory of my uncle Geoffrey Holder, forever loved and forever missed.