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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Steel Bandits

The Steel Bandits
Decca DL4794

From the back cover: Murray Narell, the father of the first and second lead players, is a social worker who was the director of "Operation Street Corner" at Lower East Side settlement house. He saw in steel drums – the making and playing of them – a way to channel the vast energies of street gangs into constructive ends. In a short time, twenty different bands composed of boys and girls of various ages were making music within the walls of the settlement house. Eventually, some of the bands went out into the community to give benefit performances, to gather applause and give pleasure to their friends and neighbors. Other settlement houses followed suit.

A Taste Of Honey
I Wish You Love
Compare Pedro Juan
Spanish Flea
Begin The Beguine
Yellow Bird
Waltz Of The Flowers
Love Me With All Your Heart
The Happy Bandit

1 comment:

  1. LOVERLY! Wouldn't it be, if we could get this whole LP...?


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