All Videos Tagged kitchener (When Steel Talks) - When Steel Talks 2021-09-21T22:35:02Z https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=kitchener&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Lord kitchener "SWEET PAN" (1984) tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2015-02-06:2534462:Video:487792 2015-02-06T15:55:49.070Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-sweet-pan"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971047189?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>As we all know , nobody ever sang for and about the steelband as well as the late Grand Master , Lord Kitchener , and his music was certainly appreciated by the steelbands.<br></br> <br></br> The great arranger Jit Samaroo, who seemed to have a special feel for Kitch's tunes , achieved much success with his arrangements of the Grand Masters work , and his arrangement of this tune brought… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-sweet-pan"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971047189?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />As we all know , nobody ever sang for and about the steelband as well as the late Grand Master , Lord Kitchener , and his music was certainly appreciated by the steelbands.<br /> <br /> The great arranger Jit Samaroo, who seemed to have a special feel for Kitch's tunes , achieved much success with his arrangements of the Grand Masters work , and his arrangement of this tune brought his band , Renegades Steel Orchestra to winners row in 1984.<br /> <br /> Kitch's gift was his ability to see and understand the pulse of the steelband movement , and express it in calypso rhyme and rhythm better than just about anyone else.<br /> This tune , simply called "Sweet Pan" is one of his best and his panorama imagery expressed is unparalleled.<br /> <br /> <br /> From the 1984 album "Simply Wonderful' , here is Lord Kitchener and "Sweet Pan". Lord Kitchener "Home For Carnival" tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2014-12-31:2534462:Video:480093 2014-12-31T16:26:33.741Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-home-for-carnival"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971050327?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>My dear Caribbean and Carnival loving friends , on the subject of " going home for Carnival" calypsos , no one ever did it better than The late Grand master of Calypso ,The Lord Kitchener .<br></br> <br></br> This one from the album "Home For Carnival" was big in 1976.<br></br> <br></br> The Lord Kitchener and "Home For… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-home-for-carnival"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971050327?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />My dear Caribbean and Carnival loving friends , on the subject of " going home for Carnival" calypsos , no one ever did it better than The late Grand master of Calypso ,The Lord Kitchener .<br /> <br /> This one from the album "Home For Carnival" was big in 1976.<br /> <br /> The Lord Kitchener and "Home For Carnival" Lord Kitchener "No Pan" tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2013-09-14:2534462:Video:392704 2013-09-14T20:39:19.761Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-no-pan"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970983973?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>From the album, "Lord Kitchener Classics Vol. 2 - Kitchener Forever", this is Kitch's description of Carnival 1979 when the steelbands went on strike and there was no pan on the road.<br></br> Many believe that this incident opened the door for DJ music to take over the streets of T&amp;T at Carnival, from the steelbands.<br></br> <br></br> To me, however it's much more complicated than… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-no-pan"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970983973?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />From the album, "Lord Kitchener Classics Vol. 2 - Kitchener Forever", this is Kitch's description of Carnival 1979 when the steelbands went on strike and there was no pan on the road.<br /> Many believe that this incident opened the door for DJ music to take over the streets of T&amp;T at Carnival, from the steelbands.<br /> <br /> To me, however it's much more complicated than that.<br /> The decline of the steelbands' power on the road at Carnival actually began in about the mid nineteen sixties.<br /> <br /> As the popularity of the Panorama competition increased, many bands began to focus more on the competition, and less on other music for the Carnival, and for the road.<br /> <br /> At a time when masqueraders were beginning to demand a more professional musical presentation on the road, the steelbands were falling short.<br /> <br /> Musical repertoires were limited for most bands, and there were complaints that many bands only had "one tune".<br /> That may have been an exaggeration, but that began to be the perception.<br /> <br /> (Now, before you all disagree, remember I'm reporting what I personally experienced)<br /> <br /> Few bands approached playing music for their supporters and masqueraders on the road as a job, since by and large, most panists received little if any payment.<br /> <br /> And there was also the "sagaboy" panman.<br /> <br /> We all knew him.<br /> He may have been around to play on the road at J'ouvert, and maybe a couple hours Tuesday, but for the most part his rack was empty.<br /> <br /> He was more interested in hugging his girl friends than wrapping his fingers around his pan sticks.<br /> <br /> There were quite a few of them and by late evening there would be enough empty racks to make a difference.<br /> <br /> So the decline of the pan on the road at Carnival wasn't an accident.<br /> <br /> The door had been ajar before the strike.<br /> <br /> And when the strike, occurred , the opportunity was there, and the DJs took full advantage. Lord Kitchener - "Love In The Cemetery" (1986 remake) tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2013-08-20:2534462:Video:382409 2013-08-20T14:40:14.655Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-love-in-the-cemetery-1986-remake"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971020721?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The influence of Leston Paul was all over the T&amp;T music in the nineteen eighties and nineties and no where was it more evident than in this nineteen eighty-six re-issue of the sixties hit "Love in The Cemetery" .<br></br> <br></br> The Grand Master, Lord Ktchener was at his best in this one, and as usual Leston's arrangement… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-love-in-the-cemetery-1986-remake"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971020721?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The influence of Leston Paul was all over the T&amp;T music in the nineteen eighties and nineties and no where was it more evident than in this nineteen eighty-six re-issue of the sixties hit "Love in The Cemetery" .<br /> <br /> The Grand Master, Lord Ktchener was at his best in this one, and as usual Leston's arrangement sparkles! Lord Kitchener "Take Yuh Meat Out Mih Rice" tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2013-05-27:2534462:Video:355926 2013-05-27T23:21:48.083Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-take-yuh-meat-out-mih-rice"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971020482?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In 1968, being young and restless, I got a job in St Croix, USVI, and left T&amp;T for good. (Except for visits, of course)<br></br> <br></br> Knowing what a sweet, kind, loving people we Trinis are, I naively assumed that we were universally loved by all.<br></br> To my chagrin, I found that not to be the case.<br></br> <br></br> Many of the other islanders thought of us as… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/lord-kitchener-take-yuh-meat-out-mih-rice"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971020482?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In 1968, being young and restless, I got a job in St Croix, USVI, and left T&amp;T for good. (Except for visits, of course)<br /> <br /> Knowing what a sweet, kind, loving people we Trinis are, I naively assumed that we were universally loved by all.<br /> To my chagrin, I found that not to be the case.<br /> <br /> Many of the other islanders thought of us as "Trickydadians", as in "Dem Trickidadian rass, dey tink dey smarter than everybody, with dey mout' full of gold teeth……".<br /> I soon observed that the gold teeth part was true, as I noticed that many Trinidadians, as was the style back then, had some gold in their mouths, and that included yours truly.<br /> <br /> But smart ? Tricky?<br /> <br /> In Caribbean speech, a 'smartman" is also a term for a conman. and every Trinidadian knows who the biggest "smartmen" in the Caribbean are.<br /> <br /> They are the Bajans, of course. As far as we are concerned, they are legendary smartmen.<br /> Why, to prove it, I could tell you a story……….<br /> <br /> Better yet, I'll let the Grand Master himself tell the story. He's a better storyteller than I am.<br /> <br /> So here is Lord Kitchener , backed by the big sound of the Ron Berridge band, and "Take yuh meat out me rice"