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Pan Am North Stars - The Mighty Sparrow's "Dan is the Man (in the van)" -Panorama winners 1963

The legendary Pan Am North Stars Steel Orchestra created history when they won the very first T&T Steelband Panorama which was held in 1963.

Led by arranger, pan tuning pioneer and inventor, Anthony Williams, here is their arrangement of the Mighty Sparrow's "Dan is The Man In The Van"

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Comment by kenneth clarke on November 10, 2014 at 1:59pm

Thanks for the fond memories Glenroy. You just took me back to my younger days when my musical career was was in full swing with the then Pan Am Jet North Stars Steel Orchestra. This is for the history books. I was the youngest to play and tour on 5 and 6 basses with the orchestra. Also with the then BWIA Sun Jet Steel Orchestra. Thanks again and Gods blessings. Kenneth Panam Clarke

 

Comment by Steve "Carter" K. on February 26, 2013 at 8:52pm

Thanks GRJ. They were not only CHAMPIONS , they were also our HEROES for they were FIRST in the FIRST and they set such a very high standard for others to emulate that I believe it is one of the main reasons why Steelpan music as excelled so rapidly in such a short space of time. I say " Tony is the man in this GREAT BAND" .

Comment by spikytenor on February 26, 2013 at 1:48am
What a gem! Carnival season is over, pan season never ends! Thanks again for sharing!

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