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Hylanders Steel orchestra "Romance in E Minor"

From the Hylanders Steel Orchestra's 1966 album "A Gift of Steel" , here is a soulful arrangement of Franz Liszt's composition "Romance in E Minor".

This one is dedicated to the memory of the late pan pioneer,inventor, arranger, bandleader and legend Bertram Lloyd "Bertie" Marshall ORTT
(6 February 1936 - 17 October 2012)
R.I.P. Bertie Marshall..

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Comment by Lindy-Ann Villaroel on January 12, 2014 at 12:01pm

My father had the extreme honor and opportunity of playing with Mr. Bertie Marshall and Highlanders in the 60's. I also had the opportunity of hearing great stories of what a great man Mr. Bertie was from my father and I also got to meet him. I was told that my father, Linton Richins, who played with Highlanders, were one of the first men that got to play the Amplified pans with Highlanders. I wish I could have seen the 1966 album "If I loved you" close up, to see if my dad were one of the men. R.I.P. Mr. Bertie Marshall.

Comment by EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO on January 11, 2014 at 3:11pm

The record of bombs live in the memory of early pan lovers.Even though All Stars have been said to have started the Bomb, It was Crossfire's another night like this to which the public responded in 1958.Boms came from many stel bands and the crowds garhered at Green Corner to hear the West bands like Philo James' Starlift, Invaders

Crossfire. Of course there was Ebonites fom Morvant with Rose form the south. All this took place after hearing All Stars on Charlotte Street.After a while the bombs lost their flavour and , in order to save it a competitionwas introduced, but somehoww it never really survived after Panorama started taking most of the bands reheasal  time.

Teddy Pinheiro

Comment by k. Jones on January 10, 2014 at 8:48pm

Hello! Does anyone know if the "BOMB" competitions were documented like the panorama competitions?

I would love to know how many times Hylanders won The BOMB competions and the songs they played.

Thank you!

Comment by Alphonso Bass on January 10, 2014 at 4:54pm

Truly delightful

Comment by Peter Gray on January 10, 2014 at 10:57am

Thanks, again, Glenroy.

Bertie Marshall was the genius/creator/instigator in pan tuning just as Clive Bradley was the genius in pan arranging.


Comment by Harry Laughlin on January 10, 2014 at 7:54am

These old recordings should be re-issued in the wave format with all the scratches on the LP. What about all those old live classical recordings of the steelband festivals at Queen's Hall; in particular Pan Am North Stars?? 

Pan Trinbago should also release from it's archives the voluminous Panorama recordings at the Savannah from the early years, a good form of income for the organization we only hear about eagerly at carnival time.

This is for the Pan Trinbago organization; can the public book Panorama finals tickets online??

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