All Videos Tagged hurrricaes (When Steel Talks) - When Steel Talks 2021-09-26T13:31:18Z https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=hurrricaes&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Wonderful Land - Johnny Lee & The Hurricanes tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2015-05-21:2534462:Video:509605 2015-05-21T11:22:00.515Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini In my opinion , the period from the mid nineteen sixties into seventies was the most progressive and exciting era in the history of Trinidad's music.<br></br> The steelbands had reached maturity and dominated the road at carnival time , and were present in the dance halls and on the concert and classical music stages.<br></br> Dance bands like Ron Berridge , Joey Lewis , Clarence Curvan, the Dutchy brothers , Bonaparte Brothers and others were playing and producing dance music of the highest quality… In my opinion , the period from the mid nineteen sixties into seventies was the most progressive and exciting era in the history of Trinidad's music.<br /> The steelbands had reached maturity and dominated the road at carnival time , and were present in the dance halls and on the concert and classical music stages.<br /> Dance bands like Ron Berridge , Joey Lewis , Clarence Curvan, the Dutchy brothers , Bonaparte Brothers and others were playing and producing dance music of the highest quality , much of which has stood the test of time, and is pleasing to the ear even today.<br /> And then we also had the combos.<br /> They were young , imaginative , exciting and creative , experimenting with various musical ensembles and styles to entertain the youth of the day.<br /> One of the more progressive of the combos was the group Johnny Lee and the Hurricanes.<br /> They were a unique group that included the standard leading guitars, but with vibraphones and vocals.<br /> As a matter of fact , since local dance music in that era was dominated by instrumental music bands , they were one of the first of the dance groups to include a lead singer .<br /> One of their biggest hits was this well played , well arranged and moving song called "Wonderful Land".<br /> Today , this song cannot help but evoke a feeling of nostalgia for that glorious era , the music we enjoyed, and the land where it all happened.<br /> For everyone who was around in those days , and even for those who weren't, Here is the combo "Johnny Lee and the Hurricanes" from Trinidad and " Wonderful Land"