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Web Posted - Sunday February 28, 2021
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The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra performs “Don’t Leave Me This Way” | Gamble/Huff/Gilbert

1981 Studio Recording

Global - Listen to The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra perform a Clive Bradley-arrangement of “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Gamble/Huff/Gilbert- in a 1981 Charisma Records recording.

Desperadoes Steel Orchestra 45 label



Web Posted - Saturday February 27, 2021
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Revealed: the Queen Mum’s love for The Desperadoes

Global - It comes as no surprise to me that the recent revelations about the record collection of the late Queen Mum has indicated the royals spend their evenings behind palace doors ‘grooving’ to black music.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Web Posted - Friday February 26, 2021
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Queen Mother A Desperadoes Fan!

Global - Among the other surprises in the Queen's collection are records by The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, a steelband from Trinidad...

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on her 50th birthday
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on her 50th birthday

Web Posted - Thursday February 25, 2021
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The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra - “The Greatest Love” | Michael Masser & Linda Creed

1981 Studio Recording

Global - Listen to The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra perform a Clive Bradley-arrangement of “The Greatest Love Of All” by Michael Masser & Linda Creed - in a 1981 Charisma Records recording.

  • Robert Greenidge - Conductor
  • Rudolph Charles - Producer
Desperadoes Steel Orchestra album


Web Posted - Wednesday February 24, 2021
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Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra - “Memory (Theme from the Musical "Cats") ” | Big5 Pan Concert 2019 ‘Tribute to Neville Jules’

Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra performs a classic Rudy Wells-arrangement of  “Theme from the Musical ‘Cats’” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.


Web Posted - Monday February 22, 2021
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Despers USA Steel Orchestra - “Wining Queen” | Brooklyn, NY Panorama 2013

Tempo Version - Basement Yard Recordings 2013

Despers USA Steel Orchestra

Brooklyn, New York, USA - It’s the annual New York Panorama. Despers USA Steel Orchestra is playing “Wining Queen” written by “Denise Belfon” - and arranged by Odie Franklin for Panorama 2013.


Web Posted - Sunday February 21, 2021
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A Musical Tribute to the Mighty Shadow (Winston “Shadow” Bailey) - “Dingolay,” “Bassman,” “Stranger” | Brooklyn, NY, USA

Khuent Rose on piano

Brooklyn, New York, USA - A musical tribute to the to the late great calypsonian Winston “Shadow” Bailey by musician standout Khuent Rose.




Web Posted - Saturday February 20, 2021
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Andy Akiho & The Knights - “Opus Pocus” | Jaco Pastorius | Brooklyn, New York, USA

Andy Akiho & The Knights

Brooklyn, New York, USA - Andy Akiho & The Knights performs the classic “Opus Pocus” by Jaco Pastorius.


Web Posted - Friday February 19, 2021
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Renegades Steel Orchestra - “Pan on The Road” | Jit Samaroo | Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2004

Renegades Steel Orchestra

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - It’s Panorama Finals. Renegades Steel Orchestra is playing “Pan on The Road” written by Jit Samaroo and Michael Marcano and arranged by Jit Samaroo for Panorama 2004.


Web Posted - Thursday February 18, 2021
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Jaco Pastorius’ “Opus Pocus” featuring panists Othello Molineaux & Leroy Williams

Panist Othello Molineaux with Jaco Pastorius

Global - “Opus Pocus” by Jaco Pastorius, featuring Othello Molineaux and Leroy Williams on steelpan - from the album “JACO PASTORIUS” released in 1976 by Epic/Legacy...


Web Posted - Wednesday February 17, 2021
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Frankie McIntosh & the Garvin Blake Sextet - ‘One for “Boogsie”’ | An Evening of Calypso Jazz, Afro-Caribbean Music and Global Jazz 2016

Dr. Frankie McIntosh - arranger - ensemble version - In Concert

Dr. Frankie McIntosh with the Garvin Blake Sextet

New York, USA - Frankie McIntosh & Garvin Blake Sextet perform a Dr. Frankie McIntosh-arrangement and original composition of ‘One for “Boogsie”’ by Frankie McIntosh - at Brooklyn College’s Whitman Theatre in concert at An Evening of Calypso Jazz, Afro-Caribbean Music and Global Jazz 2016.


Web Posted - Tuesday February 16, 2021
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Jon Batiste, Stay Human Carnival Celebration ft. New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Kees Dieffenthaller of Kes the Band, Etienne Charles, panist Josanne Francis, Ajibola Richardson, more!

Carnival 2021 - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Global - Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform a special medley to celebrate Mardi Gras, Brazil's, and Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival, featuring the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Brazil's Quarteto Do Groove, Etienne Charles, Kes, panist Josanne Francis, Ajibola Richardson and more!

Kes, Quarteto Do Groove, Etienne Charles, Josanne Francis et al

Web Posted - Tuesday February 16, 2021
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TTT Trinidad Live Stream

Carnival 2021

Trinidad & Tobago - Listen to TTT live stream...


Web Posted - Tuesday February 16, 2021
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Top 10 Panorama Performances Of All Time

Carnival 2021

Trinidad & Tobago - TTT 2021 ‘Carnival presentation’ - with hosts Ruskin Mark and Ria Roopchansingh, featuring respective performances from Trinidad and Tobago’s top steel orchestras.

Top 10 Panorama Performances graphic
 

Web Posted - Monday February 15, 2021
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NIU Steelband - “Spain” | Chick Corea | Northern Illinois University School of Music 2014

In Concert

Illinois, USA - Listen to NIU Steelband perform a Khan Cordice-arrangement of “Spain” by Chick Corea - in concert at Northern Illinois University School of Music 2014.

NIU Steelband




Web Posted - Friday February 12, 2021
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New York Pan Stars - “Spain” | Chick Corea | Pantastic Friday 2014

In Concert

Global - Listen to New York Pan Stars perform a Marc Brooks-arrangement of “Spain” by Chick Corea - in concert at Pantastic Friday 2014.

New York Pan Stars Steel Orchestra play Chick Corea's “Spain”


Web Posted - Friday February 12, 2021
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New York Pan Stars - “Spain” | Chick Corea | Despers USA 2011 Launch

In Concert

Global - Listen to - New York Pan Stars perform a Marc Brooks-arrangement of “Spain” by Chick Corea - in concert at Despers USA 2011 Band Launch.

New York Pan Stars Steel Orchestra play Chick Corea's “Spain”


Web Posted - Thursday February 11, 2021
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Clive Bradley – The “Ah Goin’ And Party Tonight” Story - UpClose!

a Von Martin Interview

Global - Listen to - an exclusive Von Martin–interview with the legendary Mr. Clive Bradley, champion arranger for Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, one of the world’s finest steel orchestra music franchises. Here is Bradley’s story in his own words on his 1982 saga - with noted author and journalist Von Martin.



Web Posted - Wednesday February 10, 2021
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William Jones of CASYM Steel Orchestra: An American Success Story - UpClose!

Global - An exclusive When Steel Talks interview with the late Mr. William Jones of CASYM, one of the standout steelpan music franchises in America. Here is his story in his own words.

William Jones
William Jones

Web Posted - Tuesday February 9, 2021
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Pan Explosion – The Making of The Jit Samaroo Sound

by Garvin Blake

Global - Recording and performing artist Garvin Blake provides an in-depth and careful look at that defining moment when one of the most important musicians in the history of the steelpan music artform - Dr. Jit Samaroo - triumphantly displayed his creative genius and signature style to the world..

Dr. Jit Samaroo
 

Web Posted - Sunday February 7, 2021
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Panorama 1993 Panyard interviews with Alvin Daniell

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - It’s the 1993 Panorama season in the Land of Pan! Television presenter Alvin Daniell visits 12 different panyards throughout Trinidad as they prepare for the Panorama Semi-Finals, interviews their arrangers et al, and records their practice sessions.


Web Posted - Friday February 5, 2021
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Starlift Steel Orchestra - “Natasha (Du Du Yemi)” | Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 1978

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - It’s Panorama Finals. Starlift Steel Orchestra is playing “Natasha (Du Du Yemi)” written by Winsford Devine -  performed by “The Mighty Sparrow” and arranged by Herschel Puckerin for Panorama 1978.


Web Posted - Thursday February 4, 2021
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RIP - President emeritus William Jones of CASYM Steel Orchestra has passed

Global - When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of  William Jones and CASYM Steel Orchestra.

Williams “Jonesy” Jones
William Jones

Web Posted - Friday February 2, 2021
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Pan Ramajay 2021 returning this June

Pan Ramajay 2021

Global - After a very successful run in 2020, the hit international steelpan music competition, Pan Ramajay, will return this June.




Web Posted - January 2021
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Happy New Year 2021 & Cheers To Life

Happy New Year 2021 & Cheers To Life from When Steel Talks (WST)

Global - When Steel Talks extends New Year's greetings to all.




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