Lord Kitchener – The Grandmaster of Calypso and Soca – Music videos

Lord Kitchener – The Grandmaster of Calypso and Soca

Aldwyn Roberts (18 April 1922 – 11 February 2000), better known by the stage name Lord Kitchener (or “Kitch“) – The Grandmaster of Calypso and Soca

Lord Kitchener Speaks
The Grandmaster ‘Lord Kitchener’ talks about his childhood, musical influence, life in London, Calypso in the US and Harry Belafonte’s contribution to the artform.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8GTbL1Im5o

 

Lord Kitchener – ‘Old Lady Walk Ah Mile and Ah Half’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBFe0g77R5s       

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Lord Kitchener – ‘Sugar Bum Bum’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGYLvp2w9A4

 

Lord Kitchener – ‘Trouble in Arima’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKmnYRKZeGI

 

Lord Kitchener – ‘Take You Meat Out Me Rice’ [Audio]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqWLwZIncec

 

Lord Kitchener – ‘Drink A Rum’ [Audio]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BOfBCl7d9U

Vintage “Made for Steelband and Road March” Songs by Lord Kitchener, pre-eminent composer of Steelband Music:

  • Kitchener’s compositions were enormously popular as the chosen selections for steel bands to perform at the annual National Panorama competition during Trinidad Carnival.  Over the years his music was recognized not only as superbly suited to the steelband, but he continued to write songs not just for the pan, but about the instrument.
  • Also, Lord Kitchener won the “Road March” competition ten times between 1965 and 1976, more times than any other Calypsonian..

1967 – Lord Kitchener’s classic calypso and Road March ‘Sixty Seven’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htfNpr04gjg

 

1967 Panorama champions Guiness Cavaliers steel orchestra- Kitchener’s ‘Sixty Seven’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcHo2wZPdTU


1973 – Lord Kitchener – ‘Rain-O-Rama’ [Audio]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjbPwgHiVSQ

 

The Inside Out Steelband concert at the One World Theater in Austin, Texas on April 16, 2013, with this arrangement of Lord Kitchener’s hit ‘Rain-o-rama’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWELLmNmSVg

 

1979 – Lord Kitchener – ‘Symphony In G’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lr8-yLiRVY

 

Desperadoes Steelband – Kitchener’s ‘Symphony in G'[Audio]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_03Xoq1P3rM

 

1980 – Lord Kitchener – ‘No Pan’

– this is Kitch’s description of Carnival 1979 when the steelbands went on strike and there was no pan on the road [Audio]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OECT5EVyp2o

 

Desperadoes Steelband – Kitchener’s ‘No Pan’ [Audio]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVjFfnA_1yY

 

1985 – Lord Kitchener – ‘Pan Night and Day’ [Audio]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oNjN3Uq7ew

 

Skiffle Bunch steel orchestra playing  Kitchener’s ‘Pan Night and Day’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzl-Q0uHOLc

 

1987 – Lord Kitchener – ‘Pan in A Minor’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVCUdjI0CLk

 

Aldwyn “Kitch” Roberts’ soca ‘Pan in A Minor’ played by Steel Pan Lovers from FINLAND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L50GHUa8elo

 

1988 – De Grandmaster Lord Kitchener – ‘Is De Pan In Me’ – a true genius of the art-form [Audio]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_yLHQNZEyE

 

“The Pan in Me” (‘Is De Pan In Me’) by BP Renegades Steel Orchestra [Audio]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcSVT5El4wc

 

1990 – Lord Kitchener – ‘Iron Man’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agjmEHDAc_4

 

Deltones steel orchestra – ‘Iron Man’ – Panorama Finals 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhu0iUeJ9yE

 

1997 – Lord Kitchener – ‘Guitar Pan’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY2ZF58ndTE#t=132

 

Renegades steel orchestra – ‘Guitar Pan’ (Slow version)[Audio]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heDRR-owVn4

 

Lord Kitchener performing ‘Toco Band’ – as a guest artiste at the 1999 Dimanche Gras. The last time he would grace the Savannah Stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLiNTgtwUfU

 

Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra from the US Virgin Islands, performing ‘Toco Band’ arranged by Sean Steele (1999) [Audio]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaQYiZRFooo

 

Interviews

Interview Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) – Part 1

(6.52 min)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8yRBvpFIjk

Interview Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) – Part 2
(8.51 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo9K75zgZys

Interview Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) – Part 3
(7.43 min)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkVLRaeLgBY

Interview Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) – Part 4
(2.30 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFv3xuArzf4

Interview Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) – Part 5

(1.00 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzcyvfnHVVk

 

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