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Ronald C. Emrit
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  • Silver Spring, MD
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Ronald C. Emrit replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion Mikey Philip of Phase ll has passed.
"Mikey came over from Invaders to join us in Starlift in 1963. He was a quiet, respected panman that got along with everyone. We enjoyed a lot of great moments playing on the stage side wherever Angostura wanted us:…"
May 4, 2015
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Sara Paulenti's discussion Can words describe Potts & Pans Steelband?!
"What part of the country is this person from?  It seems that he (she) should relocate to Florida where white folks commonly select white players (who don't seem to be able to play soca or calypso) over black Caribbean players for their…"
Jun 8, 2014
Ronald C. Emrit replied to The Steelpan Store's discussion Evolution of Steelpan Sticks/Mallets
"As far back as the early-1950s, I remember the single bass being strapped around the neck of panmen on the road and one sponge-wrapped stick being used.  The same with the "do-doop" or 2-note smaller bass drum with was invented to…"
Mar 21, 2014
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Pan Times's discussion MSJ MOURNS THE DEATH OF ITS EXECUTIVE MEMBER AND EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OFFICER, BROTHER IAN “TEDDY” BELGRAVE
"In 1962, Teddy and I sat close to each other in Form 5A at QRC and, from then on, there was a constant "woofing" about who was playing with the better band; Teddy with Hilanders, or me with Starlift.  The "ole…"
Jul 22, 2013
Ronald C. Emrit and BEDE LOPEZ are now friends
Jun 17, 2012
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Pan Times's discussion Orville Wright - Educator, Performing Artist & Steelpan Supporter has passed
"I first met Orville in 1974 when he was arranging for the Modern Sounds steelband in Boston and he was at Berklee.  It was a pleasure playing his music during the 1974 Boston Carnival.  I last saw him at the Copley Hotel in May 1991 when I…"
Jun 17, 2012
Ronald C. Emrit left a comment for Peter deLight
"Pete!  It has been 47 years since I left home.  I am drawing a blank on your identity.  Please enlighten me.  You knowledge of the people you have cited makes me believe that you lived on Luis Street between Roberts Street and…"
May 24, 2012
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Pan Times's discussion Emmanuel Riley - Pan Tuner and Renowned Pan Soloist Revisited
"I grew up on Luis Street in Woodbrook, two blocks from the Invaders yard.  In the mid-fifties, when the great steelband experiment was accelerating from single pans (around the neck) to multiple-pan instruments, one could hear the sweet sound…"
May 20, 2012
A.L.Nunes left a comment for Ronald C. Emrit
"Hi Ronald I remember that bomb tune very well. In those days I was a staunch Starlift supporter up until 72-73 when the band split.......I distinctly recall your home was the ONLY home I went to in which a tenor pan was in the living room.......you…"
Nov 7, 2011
Charlene Lusk left a comment for Ronald C. Emrit
"Hi Ron, tried to send you a note and it got messed up, hope this gets through. As I was saying that off beat phrasing that we have come to know as a trade mark of Invaders was there long before Zephryn and Ray was on the scene. Those influences…"
Nov 5, 2011
Ronald C. Emrit commented on Pan Times's video
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Starlift Steel Orch Orpheus In Hades

"This was our "Bomb" tune for Carnival 1965, arranged by Ray Holman.  The clarify of the sound emanating from ALL sections of the band is amazing, considering that this tune was recorded 45 years ago.  I cannot express…"
Nov 5, 2011
Ronald C. Emrit commented on Steve "Carter" K.'s video
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Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra ..wmv

"I grew up two blocks from the yard, and this is the kind of music I heard all year round while growing up in Woodbrook.  With Emmanuel Riley on tenor-pan, the smooth strumming style of the double-seconds made for a distinctive sound that…"
Nov 5, 2011
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks sends Birthday Greetings to Earl La Pierre
"Happy Birthday Earl!!!!  From Newtown Boys RC School in the mid-1950s to Invaders (1961) to 2nd Place with Metronomes in the 1962 Steelband Music Festival, we spent a lot of time together.  Do you ever cross paths with other festival…"
Oct 30, 2011
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Ronald Emrit
"I left for Howard U in 1965 and can't remember your face after all these years.  Are you a member of the Hinkson family that lived on Luis Street before moving to Warren Street?  Was your Dad a policeman?  Thanks for the…"
Jun 27, 2011
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Ronald Emrit
"I left for Howard U in 1965 and can't remember your face after all these years.  Are you a member of the Hinkson family that lived on Luis Street before moving to Warren Street?  Was your Dad a policeman?  Thanks for the…"
Jun 27, 2011
Ronald C. Emrit replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Ronald Emrit
"Thanks for the greeting.  Where are you writing from? Ron Emrit Bowie, Maryland"
Jun 27, 2011

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At 7:28am on November 7, 2011, A.L.Nunes said…

Hi Ronald

I remember that bomb tune very well. In those days I was a staunch Starlift supporter up until 72-73 when the band split.......I distinctly recall your home was the ONLY home I went to in which a tenor pan was in the living room.......you tried to show me how it was played but for the life of me I could not use both hands at the same time to do separate things........I still can't.....impossible for me to play a cuatro or piano let alone a pan.  If you are the Ron Emrit who lived on Luis Street, perhaps you may recall me - - - two houses down from Emmamali's......opposite Miss Blanche!!  I somehow though link you with Solo and Errol with Starlift. Is Errol in T&T. Would love to establish contact.

At 1:50pm on November 5, 2011, Charlene Lusk said…

Hi Ron, tried to send you a note and it got messed up, hope this gets through.

As I was saying that off beat phrasing that we have come to know as a trade mark of Invaders was there long before Zephryn and Ray was on the scene. Those influences came from people like Kelvin Dove, Lloyd Lori, Oliver Mc Colin, Myfan who were the predecesors the Modern Invaders.....just so your info is more accurate O.K.

 

At 12:20pm on June 26, 2011, Pan Times said…
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