Driving in snowy New England, I'm listening to Solo Harmonites albom "The Wrecker" (1968) , still sounding good after all these years.
I'm thinking , that Earl Rodney is one heck of an arranger.Won't it be great if he was able to take one more crack at the big prize?
I'd love to hear what he would do with a modern Panorama arrangement.
Anyway, much respect, Mr Earl Rodney..
(BTW, the panmen were prettty good too, back then)
Earl Rodney is one of the true greats
I was very fortunate to have played Earl Rodney's music in Solo Harmonites. He introduced a very effective Latin beat in his Panorama tunes which was somethig new and well accepted. He won very early for Solo which was a very young band at the time. I think he was one of the best arrangers of his era.