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THE ESSO TRINIDAD STEEL BAND

"Yes, thank you for this.  Almost 50 years ago.  Wonder what has happened to them?  I notice how slender everyone, except one macho belly, are."
Apr 3
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Apr 3
David E Bratt commented on Pan Times's video
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West Indies at War - Part 1

" First class.  Required reading for all West Indians, except those over 65 who still think they are "British"."
Mar 15, 2018
David E Bratt replied to Randi Curvan's discussion Carnival Streaming Today?
"Completely agree!"
Feb 28, 2017
David E Bratt commented on Glenroy R Joseph's video
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J'ouvert Morning steelband parade -1971

"Yes! Dey bomb dat! Sweet pan, holds the melody, nice rhythm, anybody could understand what they playing, designed to please the ordinary pan aficionado not the musicologist yet intricate enough to mesmerize anybody from chile to grey hair. 45 years…"
Feb 15, 2016
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Feb 15, 2016
David E Bratt commented on Pan Times's video
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Lord Kitchener - The Carnival Is Over

"Melody fadder!  Words to linger over.  And so timely.  He always was timely.  Paints a nostalgic picture of what is and was, from the very first words....."The sun is descending, the moon is approaching...and the crowd is…"
Feb 10, 2016
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Feb 10, 2016
David E Bratt replied to Pan Times's discussion Desperadoes Steel Orchestra and Arranger Carlton “Zanda” Alexander Win!
"What I trying to say ("superbly executed") is yes, instruments and playing and quality and complexity of arrangements, is much better and probably to the musicologist more attractive but I am just a person who likes the "sound"…"
Feb 8, 2016
David E Bratt replied to Pan Times's discussion Desperadoes Steel Orchestra and Arranger Carlton “Zanda” Alexander Win!
"Panorama killing pan.  Plenty noise & vigour. Bim bim bang bang!   Supremely executed yes but ultimately boring and no different from what it was 25 years ago.  So no progress.  Without progress, it dies."
Feb 7, 2016
David E Bratt replied to odw's discussion A BREAKTHROUGH in PANORAMA
"Big up Golden Hands!"
Jan 29, 2016
David E Bratt commented on Glenroy R Joseph's video
Mar 5, 2015
David E Bratt replied to Pan Times's discussion Carnival is not just a party
"But surely the "Jamette Carnival", probably deliberately vulgar and shocking by barrack yard "performers", is not the same as the modern day middle class "performers", with their US$1000 "costumes" and AC WCs?"
Feb 28, 2015
David E Bratt replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Why I think we should consider moving panorama away from Carnival, return pan to the road, and how it can be done.
"Excellent review!  Down to the influence of the DJs and the bandleaders.   "it was the steel-band, and to a lesser extent the calypso, that made Trinidad Carnival unique".  End of story. Padner, if we could find a way…"
Feb 27, 2015
David E Bratt liked Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Why I think we should consider moving panorama away from Carnival, return pan to the road, and how it can be done.
Feb 27, 2015
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John Buddy Williams - Alma Llanera

"Wonderful. Any idea when this was recorded?"
Feb 26, 2015

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When I had measles and had was to lie down in bed, used to listen to Dixie Land practicing next door at 3 Scott Bushe St. In Cobo Town.

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