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The Steel Drums of Kim Loy Wong

The Steel Drums of Kim Loy Wong

When the British police in Trinidad--then part of the British West Indies--banned traditional bamboo stick bands around the time of World War II, young Trinidadians improvised, and the steel drum was born. (The instrument is actually not classified as a drum but is made from a steel drum container.) As Pete Seeger describes in the liner notes, the steel drum does not produce a pure tone. However, when it is played for street parades or other outdoor celebrations, the dissonances cancel one another out, and the total effect of a steel drum band is "overpowering." The second half of the album provides instruction for aspiring steel bands: each track separates out the individual instrumental parts for easier learning.

Track Listing

101
Anna Kim Loy Wong 4:05
102
Eternally Kim Loy Wong 4:03
103
When the Saints go Marching In Kim Loy Wong 2:52
104
Gunslingers Kim Loy Wong 3:15
105
Piano Concerto Kim Loy Wong 3:37
106
Corson En El Pacho Kim Loy Wong 3:50
201
Anna: a)Cello b)Bass c)2nd Pan d)Conga Drum e)Maracas f)Cowbell Kim Loy Wong 1:41
202
Eternally a)Cello b)Bass c)2nd Pan d)Conga Drum e)Maracas Kim Loy Wong 4:36
203
When the Saints Go Marching In a)Cello b)Bass c)2nd Pan Kim Loy Wong 2:10
204
Gunslingers a)Cello b)Bass c)2nd Pan Kim Loy Wong 3:56
205
Piano Concerto a)Cello b)Bass c)2nd Pan d)Conga Drum e)Maracas Kim Loy Wong 6:40
206
Examples of Maracas Playing Kim Loy Wong 0:30

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