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Steelband Pioneer & Arranger Junior Pouchet Remembered: Eulogy

by Dalton Narine

Global - Since I spoke with Les Slater this morning about the passing of Junior Pouchet (pictured), related to me by his family in Orlando, I’ve been playing Silver Stars’ double CD, 27 cuts by Junior’s band and nine by his brother Edwin’s. Their playlist has never sounded finer or resonated deeper.


....Here’s how former Trinidad All Stars captain and arranger Neville Jules reminds those who say that Junior Pouchet has been Pan’s unsung hero:

“Pouchet was no unsung hero. He was the real thing - a tough competitor. A great steel band man. We always had to worry about what he was coming with - his next Bomb. His music. Always.”
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A great tribute, Dalton, to a great man.  Junior will indeed be missed.  Being part of  Dixieland  we often competed against Junior and Silver Stars, but despite the rivalry we always had great respect and admiration for Junior and his clan.  Requiescat in Pace.


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