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The funeral of Desperadoes' Rudolph Charles - posted by David Rudder:

David Rudder: It was taken by a young Indo-Trinidadian photographer, she used a special type of film. I believe that this is the only one in existence and she offered me first bidding. I bought it right away . That's the true beauty of this place,the Ganges meets the Nile .

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Comment by Ronald C. Emrit on March 29, 2019 at 11:40am
Comment by Kenneth Ramchand on March 29, 2016 at 3:13pm

Evocative. Poignant. Thanks for posting.

Comment by Russell Providence on September 27, 2014 at 1:52am

King David, dis is one to frame. Thank you.

Comment by Hamilton web lexander on September 18, 2014 at 11:05am

I recognized him as a great leader. I tried to emulate him when I became the leader of my Band.

I think I recognize the scenery where the Photo was taken. 

Comment by Ayesha Mohammed on March 30, 2014 at 10:12am

Thanks for sharing, David! We need those reminders! Hope you have the original properly protected and displayed.

Hail Rudolph Charles! He left us too soon.

Comment by sheldon reyes on March 29, 2014 at 4:56pm

proud to say i played one of his  six cello dat he made

Comment by VALENTINE YOUNG on March 29, 2014 at 2:56pm
I can't say what caused his Demise. What I can recall is that He Died on a Friday 29th March 1985.
Comment by lennox Grant on March 29, 2014 at 2:25pm

When exactly did he die? Of what? Historical details count.

Comment by VALENTINE YOUNG on March 29, 2014 at 1:17pm
Rudolph "aka"Charlo/Trail Charles was one of T&T gifts from our Creator. With due respect to all those Great Ones that contributed to our Steel band Culture, His input is the most recognized internationally. Forget about the Quadraphonic Pans or 9 or 12 Basses. When ever we see a Chrome Pan. We see Rudolph Charles. He was a Great man of Vision. Give Thanks.
Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on March 29, 2014 at 12:49pm
Classic Photo . Didn't think you had to identify the photographer as Indo Trinidadian . Of no significance whatsoever. Trinidadian would have been sufficient All I all good memory . Blessings.

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