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Remembering Andy Williams -"Moon River" Pan Am North Stars (1962)

Legendary crooner Andy Williams passed away on Tuesday, September 25th at the age of 84.

His most popular hit was his version of John Mercer and Henry Mancini's "Moon River"(1961).

In true Trini style, we would like to celebrate his life with his hit "Moon River" performed by another legend, the fabulous Pan Am North Stars Steel Orchestra.

R.I.P. Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012)

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Comment by Ray L on October 1, 2012 at 9:10am

I am  positive as you mention Shiris Butterfly they the Boston High School played a repertoire of Classical,Jazz,and some Reggae.But the Arranger not only did not have a clue of Trinidad being the inventor of PAN or the fact that Calypso is the root of pan music     

Comment by Shirls Butterfly on September 30, 2012 at 9:38pm

Give me the position of marketing our greatest invention to the people who are not only players of the pan but teaching this in schools etc. all over the world. The Orlando Convention centre, the largest and most well known in Central Florida hosted a "Teachers Convention" and to my total surprise and pleasure, the Boston High School steelpan side played the most enjoyable, talented repertoire of classical, jazz and some 'reggae' to the crowd's delight!! So sad to learn that the 'arranger' had no clue about the history or the country where this great instrument was created!! It ticks me off, definitely lack of marketing especially to those who have already learnt to play and the 'teachers' who are sharing their talents with others, shouldn't the 'singers', performers, writers be introduced to our version of their 'pieces'....the pan needs to be about us and not 'everyone's' rendition of where and how they were told of its creation :( It makes me sad and want to tell its story :) To the world Any Williams was the grand master of lyrics to die for :)

 

Comment by kenneth clarke on September 28, 2012 at 7:52am

Condolence to another legend Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams. Thanks your contribution to this planet and was a pleasure performing your hit "Moon River" arranged my Dr Anthony "Skip/Muffman" Williams and we the members of the then Pan Am Jet North Stars Steel Orchestra. RiP brother  

Comment by John Henry on September 27, 2012 at 7:28pm

Thank you both and may you both RIP.

Comment by Ayesha Mohammed on September 27, 2012 at 6:18pm

Wonder if Andy ever heard this!  RIP legend of the romantic world!

Comment by Ayesha Mohammed on September 27, 2012 at 6:16pm

Sounds so beautiful - cant believe it is '62! For me, Pan was always the greatest!!

Comment by Rum-Pan on September 27, 2012 at 4:48pm

Very beautiful and Evergreen melody! Awesome rendition,so much nice reminiscence.......

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