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Steelband Promenade

Various Artists
Steelband Promenade

Emory Cook recorded three of the top West Indian steelbands—Brute Force, The Southern All-Stars and the Merrymakers—under the stars, in a vegetable garden and from the cloakroom of Port-au-Spain's posh Hotel Normandie, respectively for this recording that is so authentic it comes complete with its own cricket noises. Despite the somewhat unusual and slightly awkward venues, these are highly listenable tunes.

Track Listing

101
Lisboa Antigua The Merrymakers 3:14
102
The Bandit (O Canganceiro) Southern All Stars 3:46
103
Semi-Lo Southern All Stars 2:11
104
Wild Merengue in C Southern All Stars 2:57
105
Chow Chow The Merrymakers 2:53
106
Puerto Rico Southern All Stars 2:37
201
Little Darling The Merrymakers 3:25
202
Chouconne The Merrymakers 2:43
203
Doctor Nelson The Merrymakers 2:43
204
Back to Rome The Merrymakers 2:11
205
Measurement The Brute Force Steel Band 3:04
206
Silent Television The Brute Force Steel Band 3:19

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