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CultureShare ARCHIVES 1991: KEN Professor PHILMORE "Hold de bam bam" (HD) tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2018-09-30:2534462:Video:678236 2018-09-30T21:54:41.874Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/g-b-t-v-cultureshare-archives-1991-ken-professor-philmore-hold-de"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971079460?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>8-24-91 - KINGS OF KINGS IN CONCERT @ THE GOLDEN PAVILLION, BROOKLYN NY<br></br> <br></br> <br></br> Ken "Professor" Philmore . as we remember him , a master musician , arranger and tenor pan player<br></br> <br></br> May he Rest in… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/g-b-t-v-cultureshare-archives-1991-ken-professor-philmore-hold-de"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971079460?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />8-24-91 - KINGS OF KINGS IN CONCERT @ THE GOLDEN PAVILLION, BROOKLYN NY<br /> <br /> <br /> Ken "Professor" Philmore . as we remember him , a master musician , arranger and tenor pan player<br /> <br /> May he Rest in Peace Remembering Desperadoes classic perforance of "The Jammer" arr. by Clive Bradley tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-11-29:2534462:Video:639473 2017-11-29T18:06:11.426Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/desperadoes-steel-orchestra-the-jammer-arr-by-clive-bradley"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="196" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970970262?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=196" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Modern panorama music is all glitz, speedy runs ,great panmanship and complex arrangements.<br></br> <br></br> But they are like fast food ; filling at the moment , but lacking the satisfaction you get from a good home cooked meal.<br></br> <br></br> A classic panorama performance , on the other hand is like a good , home cooked Trini meal. It "sticks to your… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/desperadoes-steel-orchestra-the-jammer-arr-by-clive-bradley"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970970262?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=196" width="240" height="196" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Modern panorama music is all glitz, speedy runs ,great panmanship and complex arrangements.<br /> <br /> But they are like fast food ; filling at the moment , but lacking the satisfaction you get from a good home cooked meal.<br /> <br /> A classic panorama performance , on the other hand is like a good , home cooked Trini meal. It "sticks to your ribs" as the saying goes, and the enjoyment remains even after the meal has been digested.<br /> <br /> Similarly , these classic arrangements remain stuck in the memory forever, unlike today's "fast food" arrangements , which are quickly forgotten.<br /> <br /> This Desperadoes performance is one such classic.<br /> <br /> Panorama Final night in 1984 was a night of a number of memorable steelband performances, and WITCO Desperadoes placed fourth with this arrangement of Winsford Devine's composition "The Jammer" as performed by calypsonian Baron.<br /> <br /> This performance by Desperadoes Steel Orchestra is a classic Clive Bradley arrangement that brings out the true Desperadoes sound and musical attitude.<br /> <br /> I thought that Bradley deliberately chose a tempo and rhythm with this arrangement to convey the impression of a musical jam, which may or may not have gotten across to the judges, but all in all I think it was an outstanding performance , in spite of the fact that I've heard that Despers encountered some problems on stage.<br /> <br /> You may also at time 6:23 catch a glimpse of the band's legendary former leader , the late Rudolph Charles.<br /> <br /> From Panorama Finals Night 1984 , live from the Queens Park Savannah in Trinidad , here is WITCO Desperadoes Steel Orchestra and Clive Bradley's arrangement of "The Jammer" Dama Antonona by The Chase Manhattan Savoys Steel Orchestra.(Steelband Festival 1966) tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-09-16:2534462:Video:631867 2017-09-16T15:08:50.871Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/dama-antonona-by-the-chase-manhattan-savoys-steel-orchestra"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971070473?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The T&amp;T Steelband Music Festival of 1966 was a landmark in the development in the steelband art-form , and a significant milestone in the development of the steelpan as a versatile musical instrument .<br></br> <br></br> All of the finalists at that festival performed at their highest level , and another fine performance was that of the Chase… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/dama-antonona-by-the-chase-manhattan-savoys-steel-orchestra"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971070473?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The T&amp;T Steelband Music Festival of 1966 was a landmark in the development in the steelband art-form , and a significant milestone in the development of the steelpan as a versatile musical instrument .<br /> <br /> All of the finalists at that festival performed at their highest level , and another fine performance was that of the Chase Manhattan Savoys Steel Orchestra.<br /> <br /> Here they are as they performed "Dama Antonona" , as composed by Venezuelan composer Francisco de Paula Aguirre (October 20, 1875 – 1939) and arranged by Martin Albino , of the highly accomplished musical Albino family. Remembering the late Ansel Wyatt -Prelude in A minor tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-08-08:2534462:Video:627872 2017-08-08T17:28:45.360Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/prelude-in-a-minor-ansel-wyatt"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971070489?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The nineteen sixties were my formative years, and was a great time to be young in Trinidad , especially since our musical culture , influenced by modern trends, had reached perhaps its most vibrant and creative era.<br></br> That was the decade during which the steelbands matured into a viable musical alternative to the wind and string instrument bands , both in parties and… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/prelude-in-a-minor-ansel-wyatt"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971070489?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The nineteen sixties were my formative years, and was a great time to be young in Trinidad , especially since our musical culture , influenced by modern trends, had reached perhaps its most vibrant and creative era.<br /> That was the decade during which the steelbands matured into a viable musical alternative to the wind and string instrument bands , both in parties and dances, and on the road at Carnival.<br /> In the early sixties the dance bands also improved significantly, with big new sounds from bands like the Clarence Curvan Band , The Dutchy Brothers band , Joey Lewis, the Bonaparte Brothers , and others , including a few years later the band I consider to be the best of the big band era , the Ron Berridge band..<br /> Bands moved away from the formal dance hall style of the fifties as featured by the Sel Duncan Orchestra , for example , to a more modern youthful sound influenced by rock and roll and Latin American sounds.<br /> <br /> In this musically rich environment of the early sixties , we also saw the growth and popularity of the combo style band.<br /> Influenced by instrumental rock groups like the Ventures , Booker T and the MGs and others, "combo-mania " as we called it exploded on the scene and caught the imagination of the youth.<br /> One of the pioneers and most influential of the early combo groups was the Ansel Wyatt Combo.<br /> The band featured Ansel Wyatt on lead guitar , supported by Steve Khan on second guitar , with the Sammy brothers ( with Morris "Boojie" Sammy on bass ) as rhythm section.<br /> <br /> The Ansel Wyatt Combo was incredibly popular , and garnered a large and enthusiastic following , especially among us who were teenagers at that time ; particularly since the band members were no more than teenagers themselves.<br /> On a personal note , the success of this band inspired some friends and I to form our own combo , The Silhouettes Combo of Marabella , which achieved a moderate level of success , even after I left T&amp;T in 1968.<br /> As the combo movement grew ,the combos became more sophisticated , including vocalists , keyboards and even wind instruments in some instances.<br /> However , the cultural importance of Ansel Wyatt and his pioneering combo cannot be overstated , and Ansel Wyatt should be recognized as an influential contributor to Trinidad's culture of the nineteen sixties and seventies.<br /> <br /> With little fanfare , and unfortunately little public acclaim , Ansel Wyatt passed away on June 18th , 2017.<br /> He was an authentic Trinidadian guitar hero.<br /> <br /> May he Rest in Peace.<br /> <br /> *** R.I.P. Ansel G. Wyatt (Dec 10, 1943 - Jun. 18, 2017) *** "Pan in A Minor" by Sun Valley tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-08-06:2534462:Video:627459 2017-08-06T03:22:42.614Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/pan-in-a-minor-by-sun-valley"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971070549?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>PANORAMA FINALS 1987.<br></br> Sun Valley had a pretty good arrangement of Lord Kitchener's classic calypso , though it was overshadowed by Jit Samaroo's legendary arrangement for Renegades.<br></br> Sun Valley is one of those venerable steelband names, celebrated in calypso and steelband lore , but unfortunately I know little of their history.<br></br> Recently , a noted pan historian… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/pan-in-a-minor-by-sun-valley"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971070549?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />PANORAMA FINALS 1987.<br /> Sun Valley had a pretty good arrangement of Lord Kitchener's classic calypso , though it was overshadowed by Jit Samaroo's legendary arrangement for Renegades.<br /> Sun Valley is one of those venerable steelband names, celebrated in calypso and steelband lore , but unfortunately I know little of their history.<br /> Recently , a noted pan historian asked me if I knew any of the back story of this band for the historical record , and I decided to open the question to the forum.<br /> Any information about the history of this band will be welcome , and be recorded for posterity.<br /> BTW , does anyone know who arranged this tune ?