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The most underrated Tenor Pan Player and Tuner, May God Bless his Soul, http://www.bestoftrinidad.com/steelband/johnston.html
He definitely never got Credit for who he was and the Things he did,
Lawford Dupres, The Echophone was like a Triple Tenor, with a Tone between a Double Second and a Double Guitar, He was really a Great Player and a Great Tuner, Bless his Soul.
Are there any 'echophones' around today?
Patrick Ramdoo, if there are any Echoplones around its probably somebody personal pan that I am sure they Cherish,
We must not forget our pan pioneers.
Lawford Dupres, I played the Echophone in 1965 with West-Side (50) yrs ago, it was not as deep as a Tenor but deep as a Double Tenor, kinder flat (remember in those days them Double Tenors were not as deep as now a days)
After playing that year I never saw an Echophone anywhere, therefore I can't remember how the Notes were and where they were placed. If you can post a picture or send me a Picture I will appreciate it.
I wish somebody on this WST site who read this and have or can take an inside Picture of an Echophone, please Post it, it will bring back memories. thks
I saw one at Rock's house in the Rockaways. It was the sweetest sounding pan I ever heard. That was a long, long time ago.
Ok Lawford Dupres, that's great
As far as I can remember the last set of pans he made was a 7-bass for Disney world, which was never used. No one really knew why Junior (Pouchet) refused to use them. He was an excellent tuner, arranger and player, somewhat low key, pardon the pun.