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Everybody Loves a Saturday Night, a traditional calypso, arranged by Matt Dudack. The opener, featuring some vocals by one of the most unique choral groups around!
Now or Never By Eduardo di Capua, arranged by Keron Valentine. This "bomb" tune (a style of arranging in Trinidad during Carnival) was originally performed at our 2005 spring concert at EJThomas Hall.
Yellowbird by Norman Luboff, arranged by University of Akron Alumnus Tom Miller. The classic calypso - but now in a Brazilian style! With his "west coast" harmonies, Tom brings "the bird" into the 21st Century.
Flip Flop Song by Jonah Koslen. Jonah Koslen, of the famed Michael Stanley Band, brings an original tune to the album, transporting the University of Akron Steel Drum Band to the Caribbean in a pair of flip flops!
Outcast by Mighty Sparrow, arranged by Cliff Alexis. This classic calypso from the 1960s is about the panman and his troubles with society. Once shunned by nearly everyone, the steelbands are now a part of Trinidad's national identity.
Jamaica, Farewell by Irving Burgie, arranged by Tom Miller. Another highly requested melody with a fresh new approach. Try this ska version on for size!
The Green, Green Grass of Home by Claude Putnam, Jr., arranged by Keron Valentine. Another example of Keron's unique arranging and soloing style.
Marianne by Roaring Lion, arranged by Matt Dudack. Strings join the University of Akron Sttel Drum Band for this rendition of the popular calypso originally from the 1940s.
Jouvert Barrio by Roaring Lion, arranged by University of Akron alumnus Josh Quillen. Josh puts his own "Ivy-league" stamp on this old calypso about Carnival in the neighborhoods of Trinidad.
Boo-boo Man by Lord Melody, arranged by Mark Halaiko. This arrangement started as a class project and ended up on the album. By the way, Mark got an A.