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Trinidad All Stars performs in New York as part of the Salute To The Caribbean Concert
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I love it. More More More. What about King Sunny Okusuns "Soweto Burning" on steel pan? There is no musical vibration pan cannot express. We must continue to expand into all genres of music and continue to create new sounds. I always remember Jason "peanuts" Edwards telling me many many years ago when I started to learn the double seconds "Do not play James Brown, Bob Marley nor Sparrow" because "when James do so what are you going to do?" Peanuts advised me to "Practise European classical music because it repeats over and over again; so it is simple. Rhythm & Blues/Soul, Reggae and Calypso is difficult to play because it can change at anytime." Bro. Joseph if you have any of that "old soul music" (Sam and Dave) on the pan, please be kind enough to post it. Thank you!
And by the way Steve, I was a member of Silvertones when kenrick "Kicker" George arranged "Knock on Wood" among several other tunes for us.
I was on tenor bass.
Steve, I'm not talking about the skill of the players, or their ability to play the music. I'm talking about the special vibration that you get from a certain type of music.
As a matter of fact, I feel the same way about guitar based rock music. A steel band can physicallly play the music, but can it capture the edgy hard rock vibe? I really don't think so.
(BTW, I also happen to like classic hard rock).
You take that rock and roll tune and adapt it to a calypso tempo, then its a different story.
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