Artist Profiles: Desperadoes Steel Orchestra

Desperadoes Steel Orchestra in 2009

Desperadoes Steel Orchestra hails from Laventille, Port of Spain, Trinidad and traces its beginnings back to the 1940s. Desperadoes is considered by many to be simply the finest steel orchestra in the world.


Carnival In Trinidad (RCA Victor, 1965)
Triple Winners (1966)
Caribbean Holiday (Tropico/RCA, 1966)
Steelband Fiesta (Tropico, 1967)
Calypso Rock (Despers Productions , 1971)
Classics With the Giants (Bestway)
Desperadoes (Charisma, 1981),
The Magical Music Of Despers (Charlie’s, 1991),
The Jammer (1991)
Live at Holder’s, Barbados (1998)
Steel in the Classics (Rituals Music, 1999)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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