Pan Night & Day

Pan Night & Day

by Our Boys Steel Orchestra

CD

Overview

Pan Night & Day starts out with a piece by Lord Kitchener and keeps moving from there. Our Boys Steel Orchestra has always been uncompromising in their adherence to calypso, so don't take the title song to be an adaptation of the Cole Porter standard. The album moves through song after song of pure calypso for a mid-sized steel band (there are only 20 or 30 musicians playing at a time here, not the full 100 of a Panorama band). To top even the Kitchener contribution, Len "Boogsie" Sharp, one of the big five steel band composers of the '80s (along with Ray Holman, among others), arranged most of the songs on the album for the band. "Me En' Fightin" is something of a calypso standard, and "The Hammer" and "Bahia Girl" are original compositions by David Rudder for the album. All in all, it's quite a good album. Though true fans might enjoy the later Our Boys album Pan Progress a bit more, both are exceptional works.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mango
UPC: 0016253982222
catalogNumber: 539822

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Our Boys Steel Orchestra   Primary Artist
George Lewis   Steel Drums,Pans
Andy Narell   Steel Drums,Tenor Pan
Patrick Arnold   Leader
Fitzroy Balfour   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Ollison Baptiste   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Eugene DeFour   Percussion
Hillary Dennis   Bass,Steel Drums
Holly Elder   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Ivan Gordon   Drums
Irming Greaves   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Roderick Henry   Conga
Sampson Henry   Bass,Steel Drums
Anthony Hernandez   Vocals,Double Tenor Pan
Kevin Lewis   Vocals,Double Second
Phillip Louis   Percussion
Nicole Neptune   Bass,Steel Drums
Wayne Nurse   Bells,cowbell
Andy Rodney   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Allison Thomas   Bass,Steel Drums
Basil Winchester   Guitar

Technical Credits

Andy Narell   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Fitzroy Balfour   Contributor
Ollison Baptiste   Contributor
Holly Elder   Contributor
Irming Greaves   Contributor
Sampson Henry   Contributor
Anthony Hernandez   Contributor
Errol James   Contributor,Quadrophonics
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Kevin Lewis   Contributor
Selwyn Paul   Arranger
Anton Peterkin   Contributor,Quadrophonics
Andy Rodney   Contributor
Len "Boogsie" Sharpe   Arranger
George "Harmonica" Smith   Illustrations

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