Directors

Delroy “Sweeper” Messam - Director

Another collector whose long-standing support for VRCA is well renowned, Delroy official membership commenced in 2007.

His love for music and collecting vinyl has its origins in Jamaica. When he migrated to Canada naturally he took his record collection with him. Delroy lived in Canada but worked in New York, and it was there he met the legendary collector Spencer Tracy. Spencer, as Delroy often reminds us, was his chief mentor, and you can’t go higher than that.

Always willing to share his knowledge he never disappoints in his musical offerings at VRCA events and elsewhere. Those who were present in New York, Sunday May 30, 2004 cannot easily forget his awesome display at the VRCA Memorial Weekend main event.

A humble character, Delroy brings a quiet efficiency to our organization and is highly dependable. He became a member in 2010.

O’R’ielly “Glen” Henry - Director

Someone who prefers as he says to “remain under the radar” Glen has been collecting records since 1968 when at that time he sourced his supply from a friend who worked at Federal Recording Company.

Migrating to New York in 1969 he reconnected with a friend from Jamaica, Paul Hutton himself an avid record collector. Being a music lover eventually be became acquainted with the likes of , John “John Public” Bartlett and Leslie “Soul “Seeker” Bryan - all stalwarts on the record collecting scene in New York.

Glen names Roy Hamilton, Slim Smith and Ruth Brown as his favorite artistes, but his collections span a wide variety of musical genres. He became a member of VRCA in 2010.

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