Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
This is from The Brute Force Steel Bands of Antigua B.W.I. album.
Artist Brute Force (Musical group) ; Recorded by Emory Cook ; Produced by Emory Cook 1955
Here then, in the warm and pleasant tropical evening,
men of the Brute Force congregate !$ the house of Mr.
and Mrs. F. V. D. GriAth, near St. Johns. Griffith,
retired harbourmaster of Antigua is also bandmaster of
the police band, and for a lifetime has been a musical
force in the B. W. I. Udder the steps leading up to the
veranda a musically astute cricket keeps time with the
Brute Force as they play and sing, Mrs. Griffith entertains
graciously as the concert goes along; friends, tourists,
neighbors and strangers drop in, attracted by music in the
night. and all are welcome.
Farther down along the beach is a club where visitors
may enjoy a quiet evening swim and the excellent native
rum. Here in the shadow of the tropical palms, the Big
Shell Band plays, and in the interval following La Pdoma
a la bolero, the quick restless surf rhythms of Antigua's
northern coast are heard as the microphone volume is
So from Antigua, an obscure island in the British
West Indies, where we find one man who uses an 1837
gravestone for his coffee table, where the parakeets scream
in a French patois, comes - steel band.
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