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Junior Pouchet

Started Apr 5, 2012 0 Replies

I knew Junior in 1952 when he invited me to be a member of his 1st SteelbanNamed:- Gold Coast. Bunny Sosa was also a member of the band ,we praticed in Cocoerite.  After Silver Stars came into being.…Continue

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Sonny Blacks left a comment for Charles Assevero
"Hi Charles,  j Just spoke to Curtis Pierre in Trinidad and he getting on good, still funny with all those long time jokes, Peace and Blessings to you.  Sonny Blacks   he is doing good."
Dec 27, 2016
Charles Assevero replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion How about a tribute to THE MIGHTY SPARROW???
"I like Jean and Dina( the 1st one).2nd Benwood Dick. ,3rd The child resemble your uncle Joe.    Charles Assevero( Born and raised in Belmont,P.O.S,  living in Plano, Texas.  78 years old.  He is the greatest Calypsoian(…"
Jun 7, 2016
Charles Assevero replied to Pan Times's discussion REMEMBERING ASAMI -- High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago
"This is for Clyde Mathura.   Expressing your concern on the death od Asami is a good thing.  C.A."
Feb 22, 2016
VICTOR MATTHIAS liked Charles Assevero's discussion Junior Pouchet
Jan 20, 2016
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"I remember going to Dem Boys pan yard in Lockhart lane in Belmont when I was 17 years old to listen and copy their arrangements. ( I then became a member of Dixieland steelband , 1954,55,56 arranger Curtis Pierre.  Charles Assevero  ,…"
Jan 19, 2016
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Jun 29, 2015
Charles Assevero replied to bigsands's discussion Does it annoy you when people use the phrase Steel drum band?
"I am  a Belmont Boy 76 years old.  I  do not like the phrase "Steel Drum Band"      I always knew it as Steel Band which is played in a Pan Yard.   I was  a member of Dixieland STEEL…"
May 29, 2014
Charles Assevero replied to Pan Times's discussion Condolences to the family and friends of Champion Arranger Edwin Pouchet
"I was fortunate to practice with Junior and Edwin Pouchett in their yard in Cocorite approx. 1953 for a short period. The band was named GOLD COAST and then became "Silver Stars". I lived  in Belmont and found this was  long ride…"
Apr 3, 2014
Charles Assevero left a comment for Sonny Blacks
"Sonny I forgot to mention that I was member of Dixieland in 1954, 1955, 1956 and played on the road for Carnival those years, we came out form Belmont. I was on 2nd pan.  Charles Assevero. In 1956 Dixieland played Sioux  Indian"
Sep 11, 2013
Charles Assevero left a comment for Sonny Blacks
"Sonny this is Charles Assevero. We met at Hilton In Trinidad and again at Pizza Hut in St James carnival 2005 with Curtis Pierre.  Hope all is well with you.  I was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1963, 1964 with a combat ready…"
Sep 11, 2013
Charles Assevero replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Curtis Pierre of Dixieland Steel Orchestra: An Original Trinidad Pan Story - UpClose!
"I was fortunate to be a member of  Dixieland  Steel Band under Curtis Pierre in 1954, 1955, 1956. In 1956 I migrated to the USA with my parents. I saw Curtis for the first tim since 1956 in 2005 at the Pizza Hut in St.James( Roxy Theatre).…"
Jul 17, 2013
Charles Assevero replied to Pan Times's discussion New York Steel Band Pioneers to be Honored!
"Hello I was fortunate to enjoy being one of the band members. We  paraded in Harlem in 1958 on what was called West Indian day parade. Carl Derra Carablo, Break nose Carl( Deceased) , Carlos Lezama, Horace Butcher . I was also a member of…"
Apr 16, 2012
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"Hi Charles,  Happy to have known you in the Peoples' Republic of Belmont and in Dixieland.  Those are very memorable days. Lennox Borel.  "
Apr 6, 2012
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Apr 5, 2012
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Junior Pouchet

I knew Junior in 1952 when he invited me to be a member of his 1st SteelbanNamed:- Gold Coast. Bunny Sosa was also a member of the band ,we praticed in Cocoerite.  After Silver Stars came into being. I was never a member of Silver Stars.I was with Dixieland in 1955 and 1956. I the migrated to the USA. The las time I saw and spoke to Junior P. was many years ago in Disney World where he was performing.. Junior was a mild mannered Man  and a misic Genius.  All to his love onesSincerely Charles…See More
Apr 5, 2012

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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
Grew up in Belmont. Migrated to the US in 1956. I have seen steelband from the age of four years. It is in my blood. I was amember of the Dixieland steelband from 1954 to 1956. Was also am member of a Steelband from 1958 to 1974. I remember when there was a Bugle played in the band. I remember Rising Sun, Sunland, Tokyo,Despers, Cyncopaters and all of the band back in the forties and fifties, the tuneboom,Kettle drum etc Regards Charles

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At 11:11am on December 27, 2016, Sonny Blacks said…

Hi Charles, 

j

Just spoke to Curtis Pierre in Trinidad and he getting on good, still funny with all those long time jokes, Peace and Blessings to you. 

Sonny Blacks 

 he is doing good.

At 9:26am on April 6, 2012, Lennox Borel said…

Hi Charles,  Happy to have known you in the Peoples' Republic of Belmont and in Dixieland.  Those are very memorable days.

Lennox Borel.

 

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