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Steel Band

Steel Band

The steel band was invented during World War II, and so this 1957 recording of the Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra captures the early days of what is now a widely popular genre of music. According to the liner notes, "It appeals to the kids, the grown ups and the old.... [It] has the power to instill in you the urge to wriggle like a snake, to jump like the goatiest of goats and tip-toe like ... Pavlova." The band has played at every public square in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Liner notes provide a brief history of the development of the steel band.

Track Listing

101
Matilda Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:08
102
On Parade Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:20
103
West Indians Take Over Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:17
104
Master Planner Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:27
201
Trinidad Castillane Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:20
202
Brown Skin Girl Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:11
203
Merry Meringue Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:15
204
Merengue Boom Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:11
205
Mama Gave You Something Trinidad Panharmonic Orchestra 3:03

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