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Remembering the legendary George Goddard - An Extraordinary leader

Who Am I? A Breakdown Of George “Sonny” Goddard’s Accomplishments by George D. Goddard Jr.  Born on 28 April 1924,  East Dry River, Port of Spain, Trinidad George Goddard Steelband performers in Trinidad and Tobago (steeldrum’s birthplace) since 1950, have been represented by three organizations: the Steelbands Association, the National Association of Trinidad and Tobago Steelbandsmen (NATTS), and (now) Pan Trinbago. One man served as the head of all three. George “Sonny” Goddard (1924-1988). He is the only president of any of the three organizations to be re-elected to the post, not once, but (at least) ten times! In all, he served as steelbands’ leader during the years 1957-1959, 1962-1971, and 1978-1979. He is also the only president of either organization to hold government appointed positions (including Cultural Adviser to the Prime Minister). He also served as an executive member of the Carnival Development Committee (CDC). His involvemen

When Steel Talks (WST) extends Happy Birthday greetings to scholar, educator, director, ace panist and performing artist Renee Ogiste

  Renee Ogiste April 29th When Steel Talks extends Birthday Greetings to panist Renee Ogiste  Khuent Rose, Renee Ogiste, and Freddy Harris III Renee Ogiste with Sonatas Steel Orchestra Renee Ogiste with Harmony Steel Orchestra

Starlift Steel Orchestra "I Feel Pretty" (1963) arranged by Ray Holman

Here is some additional information on the performers on this recording. This is an incomplete list that we will update shortly... WST Tenors: Daryl ..., Keith Agard (deceased), Ray Holman, David "Splav" Waddell, Ron Emrit, .. "Mouther Bee" Phillips (deceased). Double Second: ... Harris, "Johno" Brown, Errol Brown, Clyde "Sugars" Wellington. Guitars: Ian Jones, Selwyn Sharpe, Michael Phillips, "Shine" .... (deceased). Bass: Eddie Boom ..., ... Iron: Carlton "MyFan" Drayton (deceased), Albert "Philo" James (Captain), .. Stoute Relevant content Comments and more   Comment by  Trevor Leiba  on March 16, 2019 at 7:18pm Delete Comment Very nice!  I remember this.   Comment