All Videos Tagged symphony (When Steel Talks) - When Steel Talks 2021-09-20T08:32:18Z https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=symphony&rss=yes&xn_auth=no BONAPARTE BROS & ORCH - WATERMELON MAN. tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2015-03-08:2534462:Video:500964 2015-03-08T18:40:07.975Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/bonaparte-bros-orch-watermelon-man-calypso-soul-jazz-funk-r-b"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971048186?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>One of the least known and appreciated of all the pan pioneers of Trinidad and Tobago is Belgrave Bonaparte, the leader of the La Brea steelband Southern Symphony.<br></br> Southern Symphony, a pioneering steelband, was the first to introduce arranged and written music to the steelband , according to sources like Junior Pouchet and Ray Holman.… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/bonaparte-bros-orch-watermelon-man-calypso-soul-jazz-funk-r-b"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971048186?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />One of the least known and appreciated of all the pan pioneers of Trinidad and Tobago is Belgrave Bonaparte, the leader of the La Brea steelband Southern Symphony.<br /> Southern Symphony, a pioneering steelband, was the first to introduce arranged and written music to the steelband , according to sources like Junior Pouchet and Ray Holman.<br /> This band also introduced pan legends like tuners and musicians Alan Gervais , Lincoln Noel and arranger Earl Rodney.<br /> Bonaparte was also an original member of the legendary TASPO Steel orchestra that introduced Britain and Europe to the steelband in the early 1950s.<br /> Belgrave Bonaparte was also one of the few panmen to successfully transition to conventional music when, after being away from Trinidad for a number of years , he and his brothers returned to Trinidad as the Bonaparte Brothers dance band , which quickly gained popularity and a following in the Trinidad music scene of the early 1960s.<br /> <br /> For the longest while . I've been trying to get an example of the sound of that band , and I've finally found one.<br /> From the late 1960s,here is the Bonaparte Brothers Dance Band and "Watermelon Man" The Mighty Spoiler , backed by the Southern Symphony Steel Band- "My Shadow" tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2012-06-19:2534462:Video:270156 2012-06-19T13:25:23.463Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/the-mighty-spoiler-backed-by-the-southern-symphony-steel-band-my"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971002048?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>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.<br></br> <br></br> What is particularly galling is when a synthesizer is substituted for a pan.<br></br> <br></br> Few calypsonians have ever recorded supported… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/the-mighty-spoiler-backed-by-the-southern-symphony-steel-band-my"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971002048?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />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.<br /> <br /> What is particularly galling is when a synthesizer is substituted for a pan.<br /> <br /> Few calypsonians have ever recorded supported completely by a steel-band.<br /> Legendary calypsonian The Mighty Spoiler(Theophilus Phillips) , who was born and raised in Princes Town Trinidad, was one of the first to do so.<br /> <br /> He died in 1960 at the peak of his career at the youthful age of of thirty four.<br /> <br /> Here is the Mighty Spoiler , backed by the Southern Symphony Steel-band, and "My Shadow" Byron Lee's "Jamaica Ska" by West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra. tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2011-07-21:2534462:Video:155455 2011-07-21T23:27:25.866Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/byron-lee-s-jamaica-ska-by"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970990922?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A rare taste of Ska music on pan by West Side Symphony.<br /> <br /> From the 1965 compilation album "Tiger Goes Calypso", here is West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires' hit from 1964, "Jamaica Ska" <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/byron-lee-s-jamaica-ska-by"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970990922?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A rare taste of Ska music on pan by West Side Symphony.<br /> <br /> From the 1965 compilation album "Tiger Goes Calypso", here is West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires' hit from 1964, "Jamaica Ska"