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The Clarence Curvan Orchestra"Sweet and Lovely"

My favorite Trinidad dance orchestra of the nineteen sixties was the Clarence Curvan orchestra, and their 1962 album "The Greatest Sound Around"was one of the most popular albums ever in Trinidad.

"Sweet and Lovely" was one of the hits from that album which featured the guitar of Freddie Harris, who Clarence himself described as "born with a gift".

Many of us consider Freddie to be the best guitarist to emerge from Trinidad in the sixties, a time when the guitar was the featured instrument of many bands of the day.

This arrangement was by Beverly Griffith (piano), and also featured was Ron Berridge on trumpet.

Listen, and enjoy!

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Comment by bigmacttwi on November 9, 2011 at 8:01am

Ooops...yeah boy Randisc...my bad....just did some homework here...all the time I thinking it was Thelonious Monk...lol...and yuh boy showing off too bad...lol...

Comment by Randi Curvan on November 8, 2011 at 6:41pm




Comment by bigmacttwi on November 8, 2011 at 3:56pm
Ok WST people...music knowledge quiz...who is the composer of "Sweet and Lovely"...let me see how good we are...the winner gets to answer another question at another time...lol
Comment by Cheryl Flemming on November 8, 2011 at 1:37pm
The Great Clarence Curvan beautiful indeed.
Comment by Mervyn Taylor on November 8, 2011 at 12:50pm
have you heard Norman Tex Williams' version of the same tune, played at bolero tempo? as my friend blacks would say, "music for your dancing pleasure!"

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