"Thanks, fellas--this is a treat. My instinctive reactions? On those I listened to from the 1960s/70s: First, the relatively high quality of instruments and panmanship then. I had forgotten how good these were. Arrangements were less complicated than…"
"Missing: footage of the last big 'steelband clash' that occurred Carnival Tuesday, 1967, on Charlotte St, in front of the General Hospital. It was the only clash I ever witnessed (being a country boy). It was between San Juan All Stars and…"
"Wonderful memories of one of TT's (and the Caribbean's) greatest musicians of all time. I used to refer to his music as 'indigenous', meaning it encompassed all Caribbean genres, yet every song or piece sounded original. Maybe…"
"A treat for me, since I was abroad (at military college) when Bobby and Cavaliers were in their glory days. I did get a chance to listen to the band later, but, as I recall it, shortly after its tours with Amral's, it fizzed out. What a pity.…"
"Beautiful music, excellent 'panmanship'. Pity the Pope was not in the appreciative audience. If he were, he might have requested a pan ensemble for the Vatican. We in TT should help the Cubans build on their love for steelband music, and…"
"It's so great to have good cargo on board. Always been a captain steering the course, aggressive knoting the course and finally arriving at distination. Happy birthday glad to have you on board the "WST""
It's so great to have good cargo on board. Always been a captain steering the course, aggressive knoting the course and finally arriving at distination. Happy birthday glad to have you on board the "WST"
I was so pleased to see your name on the WST site...its been a long time since I last saw you and yes you had just returned from the Officers course at Sandhurst around 1962/63/64???!!! I am glad that you just said yes to being my friend because after the event in 1970 I never heard about you again.......I moved to the UK 30 years ago despite flying to and fro between London and Trinidad as my ex husband was a BWIA Pilot....I have two children ...Richard who you may have met when he was 2 and Penny who you may not have known...I have 4 grandchildren....3 of whom live in FRance with Penny and her husband..Richard and his wife live in the Middle East and my eldest grandaughter 14 is at school in Yorkshire, boarding....I remember meeting you at the officers mess at Tetron Bay around 1965 just before I joined BWIA.....my maiden name was Edwards...I was the eldest......the rest is history......stay in touch that was very nice of you to reply as I wondered if you might have remembered my married name...!!!! now I have put you into the picture..perhaps you can tell me about your family as well......!! Love from Charlotte xx
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