One of my pet peeves over the years have been calypsonians who've made records glowingly praising the steel-band, and yet didn't even include a token tenor pan solo in their composition.
What is particularly galling is when a synthesizer is substituted for a pan.
Few calypsonians have ever recorded supported completely by a steel-band.
Legendary calypsonian The Mighty Spoiler(Theophilus Phillips) , who was born and raised in Princes Town Trinidad, was one of the first to do so.
He died in 1960 at the peak of his career at the youthful age of of thirty four.
Here is the Mighty Spoiler , backed by the Southern Symphony Steel-band, and "My Shadow"