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"Chip n' Jump Carnival"- Live Steelband Parade Trinidad Carnival 1960

From the 1962 RCA album. "Chip n' Jump Carnival", here is a taste of steelbands on the road on Carnival day, 1960.
The steelband parade features North Stars Steel Orchestra playing Sparrow's "May May", Savoys Steel Orchestra with- "Cute Chick", and Ebonites Steel Orchestra with an arrangement of Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler's "Liebesfreud"....

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Comment by Anthony Corbin on July 19, 2015 at 2:25pm

You can actually hear the melodies, backed up by a well synchronised rhythm section

of iron, second pan & bass. Unlike today's 'bradam-bradam' overarranged noises.

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on July 19, 2015 at 12:45am

Here is another of those live Carnival day steelband recordings, this one from 1960. Check the popular Ebonites arrangement of "Liebesfreud".

Comment by Michaele on June 27, 2012 at 10:17pm

wow  THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING.  My life has been so enriched by all that you have shared.

Comment by kenneth clarke on June 8, 2012 at 4:39pm

Thanks Glenroy for bring back some fond memories of the Steel Pan from the 60s

Comment by jerome ebenezer clarke on June 7, 2012 at 6:24pm

Glenroy this is a part of the History of T&T,,it would be beautiful if such pans can be founded and or reproduced  with an exhibition being given.,keep up your good work,,respect,God Bless.

Comment by Ajamu Nyomba on June 7, 2012 at 5:41pm

Yes Ian, May May was the 1960 road march.

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on June 7, 2012 at 4:14pm

Thank you, Ian. Then the parade was Carnival 1960.

Comment by ronald lewis on June 7, 2012 at 2:19pm

It's so refreshing to hear steel band music when bands could have been distinguished by their unique sound unlike now. I rememder standing at the corner of Gatacre St and Tragarete Rd and being able to distinguish the different bands coming out of the west. Invaders' Starlift, Blue Stars, Cross Fire, Pan Am, West SIde Symphony, Sun Valley, Symphonettes,Tripoli, Third World and even Kool and the Gang

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on June 7, 2012 at 12:49pm

The RCA album is dated 1962, but I'm pretty sure that this was earlier since, I believe that Sparrow's May May was a hit in the late fifties, and back then bands only played current calypsoes.

Also by '62 I think the bands were more powerful.

I'll have to check it out, but I'm sure someone knows and will correct me :)

Comment by Ian Franklin on June 7, 2012 at 12:07pm

Glenroy, nice hearing pan on carnival day before our independence. This album may have been made in 1962, but wasn't "May May" the roadmarch for (1960)? 

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