Brute Force Steel Bands of Antigua

Brute Force Steel Bands of Antigua

Various Artists COOK01042

For this Cook recording, the Brute Force Steel Band of Antigua performs mambos, rumbas, sambas, calypsos and meringues plus a march and a bolero. A Trinidadian / Tobagan innovation that came out of WWII, the steel pan has enjoyed enormous popularity as a defining "musical sound of the Caribbean."

Year Released 1955
Record Label Cook Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1955 Cook Records
Genre(s) Caribbean; World
Country(s) Antigua and Barbuda
Instrument(s) Drum, steel; Steel drum
Subject(s) Calypso; Christmas music; Fiddle tunes; Mambo (Dance); Merengue (Dance); Steel bands (Music)
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101 Mambo Jambo The Brute Force Steel Band 3:34
102 Mambo No. 5 The Brute Force Steel Band 2:23
103 Alec Besta The Brute Force Steel Band 3:32
104 Del Magreto Del Bay The Brute Force Steel Band 3:35
105 Hold 'Em Joe The Brute Force Steel Band 3:04
106 Jingle Bells The Brute Force Steel Band 2:05
107 Brown Skinned Gal The Brute Force Steel Band 2:25
108 Under the Double Eagle The Brute Force Steel Band 2:28
201 Cantata The Hell's Gate Steel Band 3:24
202 Meringue No. 1 The Big Shell Steel Band 3:09
203 Meringue No. 2 The Big Shell Steel Band 3:34
204 Meringue No. 3 The Big Shell Steel Band 2:07
205 Leeward Island Mambo The Big Shell Steel Band 3:09
206 La Paloma (bolero) The Big Shell Steel Band 4:57
207 Saturday Night The Big Shell Steel Band 3:47
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