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1975 - Lord Kitchener - Tribute to Spree Simon

Hatters Steel Orchestra wins the 1975 panorama with a Steve Achaiba arrangement of "Tribute to Spree Simon"


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Comment by Mz.Renegades !! on January 28, 2013 at 7:46pm

Love This One !!!!!

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on July 9, 2012 at 12:22am

The invention of the steelpan was one of those spontaneous happenings that had many "fingerprints" on it, and I do not believe any one individual can take full credit for it.

However, this was a great calypso, and since Lord Kitchener is an entertainer, not a historian, I would allow him the benefit of poetic license.

Comment by terry on July 1, 2012 at 9:58pm

Tune originally featured on Kitch's 1975 LP: Carnival Fever, arranged by Art DeCoteau.

Comment by Ian Franklin on July 1, 2012 at 5:49pm

We must authenticate and document any history of our art-form. I still hear reference on PA systems of Mr. Winston "Spree" Simon as being the maker of the steelpan. We cannot change what's written of the past, but we should create a forum of learning so that we will always give annoucers correct data.


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