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My name is Winston Dayal grew up at 94 Cofee Street almost opposite the old ice factory ,right next to Howard Lane . Lil Carib steelband was to the back of out house . I used to hang out there as a kid helping out on the percussion . I started playing tenor pan with Gondoliers , right after the split with Bobby Mohammed who later formed Cavaliers .my teacher and arranger was Benji who at the time was an excellent soloist . Our pan yard was on Black st . We visited Barbados in the sixties . Other moved on to Antilleans on Christian St. Arranger was Jameel Whiby , our tenor men was myself Georgy Donawa , Clarence Matthews and Micheal Kowlessar . After Antilleans broke up. I played for a short time with Teenage Symphony and we then formed Southland Steel Symphony in Ramba's yard . Clarence Matthews was the arranger . Pan was the sweetest in south tuned by Alan Gervais . Later Antilleans joined with AllStars to form JU-CAntilleans led by Irwin Donovan (Tacky) Jameel was the arranger . In about 1969
Jameel got married and left . I them took over arranging for the stage side and Jameel came back for panorama . I then immigrated to Canada in 1971 , I gave up the pan until 1997 when I went into Gospel Music Ministry . I have 4 albums .Anointed pan which won the best instrumental album in 2002 at the Covenant Awards Followed by Glorious Pan , Christmas Rythyms on Steel and 20 Favouritr Love Songs on
Steel , of which four songs are on utube , At Last , What a difference a day makes , Unchained Melody and Stormy Weather . Web. WWW. WinstonDayal.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gons ,I will listen to your music since it's what I enjoy and appreciate. I am writing my memoirs and I am recollecting and glad to meet others who share some of the memories from growing up in TnT. I am grateful for the music and memories from WST and Glenroy.
I went to San F'do Methodist then Naps and San F'do Tech in '56. My boyhood friend Ronald Narine(now Naraine) went to Grant. His bro Allan went there also and then Pres. I mentioned that because he did beat with Maestros (Sea Bees). You would know the Lalsinghs.( Nerlin lived opposite them.) Steve Lalsingh was my wife's (now EX) cousin
However I grew up literally on the Coffee,and limed at Tookies but a lot more often at "Philberts". I got married to Lynda in '67 and moved to Canada( Wpg) in Jan '68 then moved to"TO" in '70. I now reside in Dallas since '84. I was curious about if I knew you as well, Your name reminded me of Winston Dindial who had a Combo called The Young Ones.
My Stepfather ( Peppy) was a barber at the shop where Antilleans yard was.I played mas with him when I lived with my Mum on Lower Hillside.I actually started playing Wild Indian with Mac Copeland 's older brothers when I was 5 and was the youngest and first in Sando in '47.Back in the day we put on a display when we would meet other Indians at Coffee and Drayton. Mikey Babwah, Vin and Mickey Cardinal and Hendy Cooper started playing with us in the early '50s.
When Hendy went on his own Courtney Gomes started with him ,then Mickey Ali joined Hendy later on.They were my boyhood friends since '49.
We played one year with Rudolph Belgrove and we were in "Free French " steel band.Rudolph was my Uncle in law and a master wire bender who later on brought out King Sailor bands.
Mas and Football and Track were how I spent my youth among other things. My older Bro grew up in POS and started with Satisfiers and Ancil Joseph then Dem Fortunates.
He joined Pan Am and played Tenor in the Music Festival when they won and Guinness placed 3rd. He toured with the band was the band Sec and toured and was on Ivory and Steel and Clair de Lune with Winnifred Atwell. I will share more if you need to have more memories. I have limed at a lot of pan yards but never had the time to learn but enjoy it very much.I played with Bobby and Selwyn Mohammed before they started Gondoliers and Cavs.I listened to Melody Makers,Sundowners,Hatters,and Fonclaire( Wire went to Tech when I was there).Georgey Donawa and Tony Blackman were long time friends.
Not sure we 'know' each other, Gons, but glad to talk to you...make a friend, and be able to learn more about pan, etc. Have been on this site, WST, for quite a while now and have learned so much. of course I am in love with pan.