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Black Stalin's "Play One"; Crazy's "Guadeloupe Chick" by Solo Harmonites.(1979)

Two gems from Solo Harmonite's 1979 album "Harmonites at their best".
This album wes produced and distributed by the band, and arranged by their legendary arranger, Earl Rodney

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Comment by Ephraim Serrette on September 7, 2011 at 8:37pm

The reason we could have change songs in 73 was because we use to have 10 well arranged songs only knowing them by numbers not even knowing the titles of the songs. Great days. I played from 73 to 93 on the stage side.

 

 

Comment by lydia millet on August 24, 2011 at 5:29am
"Play One".. dedicated to the legendary Pat Bishop.
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on August 24, 2011 at 2:38am

Kenneth Guppy, This is why many believe that the steelband progress has stagnated. (The famous "Pan is dead " quote comes to mind).

 

Several of the top bands of the sixties and seventies produced multiple record albums in that era.

 

Solo for instance put out a high quality,well arranged, well played record album consisting of about ten tunes for almost every year of the nineteen seventies.

 

Other bands of that era like Desperadoes, All Stars, Silver Stars, Invaders, Cavaliers and Starlift were also making quality records.

I have two questions for this forum :

What happened?

And

Where is the progress?

Comment by Kenneth Guppy on August 24, 2011 at 12:44am
This was the last carnival season album that Solo Harmonites did. i remember playing on 5 of them 1974..75..76..78 & 79 we didn't record any for 1977 carnival....but made an album later that year from a live concert @ queens hall.
Comment by Ronald Moe on August 23, 2011 at 10:55pm
anyone have music from ebonites and wyoming combo
Comment by clyde roberts on May 3, 2011 at 6:36am
In 1973 when Solo Harmonites change from My Connie To Steel & Brass I thought  they won the panorama.
Comment by clyde roberts on May 3, 2011 at 6:29am

How come nobody mention George  Phillips Solo Harmonites Flag Waver .

 

Comment by Aubrey Edward Burgin on March 16, 2011 at 10:28pm
Good blend of music. The Pans were well tuned and the rhythm was real cool.These tunes bring back memories to me because these were tunes played also in St.Vincent by our steelbands.
Comment by lydia millet on March 15, 2011 at 8:47pm
Glenroy, can you put your hands on Penny Lane, Starlift?
Comment by lydia millet on March 15, 2011 at 8:44pm
Keep the gems coming. Really enjoying these old tunes.

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