Bahamas, W.I. - In 1957, Dudley Smith, who had made a name for himself in Trinidad as a Band Leader and Tenor Pan soloist, was brought to the Bahamas by Mrs. Toothe, the widowed owner of the up-scale “Buena Vista Hotel and Restaurant,” located at Delancy Street. The band of eight performers went under the name “Katzenjammers.”
-- Cecil Dorsett
This is a brief account of how Pan came to the Bahamas, and the starting of the first all-Bahamian all-Steel Drum band.