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Stormy Weather was a big hit for the Dutchy Brothers dance band of San Fernando in the early sixties.
Originally sang by Ethel Waters at the Cotton Club of Harlem in 1933 , this song became a standard , covered by diverse artists as Frank Sinatra ,Etta James , Billy Holiday and Lena Horne , to name a few.
I remember this Dutchy Brothers hit occupying the Trinidad music charts for quite some time , as it was an extremely popular dance and party hit back then.
As kids , the Dutchys were musical prodigies, often featured on the popular children's show of that era , The Auntie Kay Show.
From left to right in photo :
Leonard Louis "Dutchy" De Vlugt, father of all following;
Peter, saxophonist, and band leader in adulthood;
Angela and Dorinda, their sisters;
Leo De Vlugt, saxophonist and percussionist;
and Eugene De Vlugt, bass guitarist.
As requested , here are the Dutchy brothers and "Stormy Weather"