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Redirected from Esso Steel Band). The Esso Trinidad Steel Band was a steel band from Trinidad, active from 1942 to 1976. The group began in 1942 as the Tripoli Steel Band, named after a lyric in the United States Marines' Hymn. In 1951, the group came under the leadership of Hugh Borde, who directed the ensemble to greater technical skill and established them as contenders in local Carnival competitions. In 1964, the group won the Steel Band Music Festival.
Esso Trinidad Steel Band has been added to your Cart. Produced in 1971 by Parks and originally released by Warner Brothers, this album showcases the extraordinary talents of 23 steel pan players conjuring dense, swinging soundscapes that seem to be made out of pure light. The band work their magic on tunes by the Kinks, the Jackson 5, and even Simon & Garfunkel, as well as a few classic calypsos, classical pieces, and a new tune by Parks. The music is as dizzyingly intricate as that of any classical ensemble, yet the band grooves, swings, and bounces with the precision of a machine.
Produced by Van Dyke Parks, the Esso Trinidad Steel Band's self-titled LP is a wonderfully funky collection of calypso-inspired renditions of pop hits like the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia. The sheer magnitude and intricacy of the steel drumming is astounding. The two-dozen percussionists are like cogs in a colossal machine, each working in perfect harmony with the others and all of them essential to the outcome. Parks' sun-kissed production contributes mightily to the overall party.
Esso Trinidad Steel Band. If You Let Me Make Love to You Then Why Can't I Touch You?, 03:04. J. Geils Band - Centerfold. Kool & The Gang Fresh. Laid Back Sunshine Reggae.
The Esso Trinidad Steel Band was a steel band from Trinidad, active from 1942 to 1976. year, the petroleum corporation Esso began sponsoring the group, who renamed themselves the Esso Trinidad Steel Band.
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|A2||If You Let Me Make Love To You Then Why Can't I Touch You?||3:01|
|A3||Ride On Sammy||2:54|
|A6||I Want You Back||2:19|
|B2||Come To The Sunshine||1:21|
|B3||Erasmus B. Black||2:56|
|B4||If I Had The Wings (Like A Dove)||3:15|
|WS 1917||The Esso Trinidad Steel Band||Esso (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||WS 1917||US||1971|
|BSR102||Van Dyke Parks Presents The Esso Trinidad Steel Band||Van Dyke Parks Presents The Esso Trinidad Steel Band - Esso (CD, Album, RE + DVD)||Bananastan Records||BSR102||US||2009|
|WS 1917||The Esso Trinidad Steel Band||Esso (LP, Album, Promo)||Warner Bros. Records||WS 1917||US||1971|
|WPCR-16781||The Esso Trinidad Steel Band||Esso (CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM)||Warner Bros. Records||WPCR-16781||Japan||2015|
|WS 1917 (S39875)||The Esso Trinidad Steel Band||Esso (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Warner Bros. Records||WS 1917 (S39875)||US||Unknown|