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  Invader, Lord
Lord Invader was a popular Calypsonian in the 50s. He was very popular in New York in the United States. His most famous Calypso is Rum and Coca Cola which was misappropriated by the Andrew Sisters and there was a big court case about it which Invader won.
 
  Calypsonian Lord Invader, mit richtigem Namen Rupert Grant, wurde 1943 weltweit bekannt durch seine Komposition Rum and Coca-Cola.
   
  Invaders
  Invaders is the first Trinidad steelband to record their music on an album. They were also one of the first steelband to be sponsored (Shell) by a corporation. Their captain was the famous Ellie Mannette who was the first pantuner to expand the notes on the steelpan. In the 50s he tuned a soprano (tenor) pan which many called the barracuda because of its sound. Panjumbies used to call the band the Harps because the band sounded so beautiful. The band took their name from a movie of the time. Previously they were called Oval Boys because of their location next to the Queen’s Park Oval in Woodbrook, Port of Spain.
   
  Die Invaders waren die erste Steelband in T&T, die ihre Musik auf einer Schallplatte herausgaben. Sie gehörten auch zu den ersten Bands, die gesponsort wurden. Bandleader war Ellie Mannette, welcher in den 50er Jahren zum Beispiel ein Pan mit dem Namen Barracuda produzierte. Weil die Band speziell anders, und speziell schön tönte, wurde sie auch Harps genannt. Auch dieser Name stammt von einem Hollywood Film jener Zeit. Ihr erster Name aber war Oval Boys, weil sie ihr Panyard neben dem Queen's Park Oval in Woodbrok hatten.
   
  Iron
  Iron is the heart of the steelband. It is used as accompaniment to the orchestra. Steelbands use the hub caps from cars to provide the background rhythms in the steelband. Some steelbands used to tune the iron because of its importance to the tone of the band. Not everyone was privileged to play the iron in a steelband. You had to have a special skill to be chosen for that special job. Famous iron player are Francis Wickham and William ‘Turkey’ Bodkin.  
   
  Irons sind alte Bremstrommeln von Autos, wichtigstes Percussion Instrument einer Steelband. Irons sind übrigens auch getunt! Den Job als Ironman kann nicht jeder übernehmen, es erfordert eine Menge Uebung und Erfahrung und vor allem rhythmisches Durchhaltevermögen. Bekannte Ironmen waren Francis Wickham und William "Turkey" Bodkin.

 

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