Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Emory Cook , an American recording engineer and audiophile was obsessed with faithful sound reproduction, and is responsible for some of the best recordings of early calypso and steelband.
Here he captures the sound of a steelband live on the road at Trinidad Carnival 1956. Sparrow had won his first calypso crown on Dimanche Gras the night before with "Jean and Dinah"(Yankees Gone), and overnight the bands learnt the tune for J'ouvert morning.
Close your eyes, open your ears and go back in time to J'ouvert Morning 1956.
"Mama, look de band passing"
That's how the road march was created that year.