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BH Whatever happened to the Talbot Bros? (6) RE: Whatever happened to the Talbot Bros? 11 May 02


If you are "Calypso" afficianodos you will recall that there was a team called the Talbot Bros. dating back to the '50s. They were from Bermuda and I had the pleasure of seeing them in about 1960.

Sadly their lead singer passed on at an early age and years later(the '70s) when once again I visited Bermuda the sad fact was that they---and all the other local great talent-- was relegated to cocktail lounges and opening acts for commercial troupes passing through---the night I saw them a fairly awful Irish "comic?" and dance troupe were the featured act. But--my wife joined in for the opening act for the late brother on a song she loved from years back---Jane Jane Jane. They asked if anyone knew it and would fill in the brother's part.

The really sad part is that the tourists were happier with acts thata made them feel they were home-(comment on the bus to the airport---great stuff, just like NY). So what happened to travel and expanding your horizons?

The Talbot Bros were great---as were the steel drum bands, Lord Invader, The Mighty Sparrow, and all the rest.

Bill H


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