For more on Steelpan In TnT click here
sung by Hamilton “Web” Alexander
composed by Hamilton Alexander
produced by Garvin Marcelle
click here for lead sheetLYRICS
Born in 1959
was a great pan star
This pan man was really great,
They called him the “Professor”
In the field of composing and arranging too
In terms of the instrument,
Nothing he could not do.
But a fatal accident brought things to an end
Now the pan fraternity
Mourning for you my friend.
You left us
for higher heights
You flying higher than high
“Professor” Philmore, “Professor” Philmore
Always we will mourn for you
Gone but not forgotten
Professor Philmore, Professor Philmore
For this occasion we celebrate with the pan
Because of the love you had for the steel bands
Your inspiration we will never forget
We miss you for sure Ken “Professor” Philmore
remember Pan by Storm
That great arrangement
The savannah was on high
What a marvellous achievement
When talking Panorama
We always remember it
It will go down for sure
As one of the great classics
Look people does still mention
And this is a norm
That final night Pan by Storm
Was second to none
all over the globe
Promoting T and T
Played with some big-time artists, internationally
Stars like Lionel Hampton and Tina Turner
He also backed up the Grand Master
With Pan In 'A' Minor
Look he was a genius no one can deny
He also kept the red, white, and black
Flying very high
represented Sando with pride
He was loved down there
Joined Hatters and other steelbands
Settled with the Fonclaire
When promoting accolades
For the success of his career
He will mention Sound Specialists
Along with the great Fonclaire
This virtuoso of Pan I want people know
He was a product of Trinidad and Tobago
Hamilton “Web” Alexander
Born Hamilton Alexander in Trinidad, the “Web” has over forty years in a musical legacy that is distinctly Trinidadian. He joined the Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra in 1966, and after the 1967 carnival he became a staple player.
In 1968 he was elected as a committee member and in 1969 he became the Vice-Captain. “Web” was elected captain from 1971-1977. He also held the position of trustee and vice-president of the Steelband organization Pan Trinbago.
“Web” migrated to Canada in 1977 and immediately got involved writing and performing Calypso. In the calypso Monarch competitions in Montreal, he placed second on several occasions, and he won the title two consecutive years 2001 and 2002.
He has also been participating in the Canadian Calypso Monarch since 1981. He has been a finalist on numerous occasions and his highest showing so far is second place and fourth place twice.
Currently he is the Vice President of the Organization of Calypso performing artists, (O.C.P.A.) and was also chosen to accompany Caribana on their prestigious tour to Hong Kong.
For Trinidad & Tobago’s 2019 Panorama season, he has penned and performed this track, Professor Philmore, honoring the late Ken “Professor” Philmore.
Leave a comment in the WST Forum