Arranger, Musician and Songwriter Pelham Goddard speaks on Pan and Steelband Panorama Music

A WST Exclusive with the Arranger, Musician, Composer, Producer and Performing Steelpan Music Artist

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Global - Veteran songwriter, arranger, recording artist, composer and performer Pelham Goddard has long been associated with the steelpan instrument.  Having won several steelband competitions with Exodus Steel Orchestra, Mr. Goddard is part of a very elite class of steelband arrangers on the planet.  Pelham Goddard has penned or and/arranged some of the most memorable Caribbean music pieces ever.

For the year 2010 Mr. Goddard has again contributed some material to the growing list of songs for the annual Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband Panorama  competition.

In the interview, below, with When Steel Talks, Pelham Goddard shares some of his thoughts on pan music and more.

click to see the list of tunes for Panorama 2010

Pelham Goddard - Steel pan arranger
Steel pan music arranger and  composer

Sample of songs written by P. Goddard:
“The Hammer, “Savannah Party,” “Happy Song,” “Panama,” “Dedication,” “Play My Music,” “The Unknown Band,” “The Band Plays On,” “Jungle Fever,” “Calalloo” and “Calabash,” - all flowed from the musical pen of Pelham Goddard. His synthesizer solo on “Woman On The Bass” is just a ‘sample’ of his synth work, being the first musician to use the synthesizer in calypso music.

Other distinguished music works from Pelham Goddard:
“Is Mas,” “Family Affair,” “Tribute to the Old,” “Mister Robbie,” “Trini Prance,” “The Plan,” “Suck Finger Baby,” “Non-stop Fete,” “The Case of Disappearing Panyards,” “Olympic Mas,” “Sunshine and You,” “Latin Soca,” “Outta Hand,” “Soca Tassa Festival,” “Winer Girl,” “The Power and the Glory,” “Jump Up,” “The Iron Band,” “Dust in Dey Face,” “Rat Race,” “Simple Thing,” “Raise Yuh Foot,” “Jump for Joy,” “Voodoo Soca Man,” “Jump Up,” “Honky Tonk Soca” and “Parade.

Sample of songs arranged/produced in studio by P. Goddard

Pelham Goddard
Pelham Goddard at When Steel Talks

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