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Obit: Roy Talbot 15 May 2009

Bill H //\\ 26 May 09 - 05:36 PM
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Subject: Obit: Roy Talbot
From: Bill H //\\
Date: 26 May 09 - 05:36 PM

Roy Talbot, 94, died in his home country -Bermuda- on May 15. Mr. Talbot was the last living member of one of the most notable Calypso groups--The Talbot Brothers. They were world famous and made some appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show; among others. Besides recording on local Bermuda labels they also had some recordings on a majorlabel, ABC Paramount.

The height of their fame was in the 1950s and 1960s. Changes in what tourists expected in entertainment changed the whole face of local performances in Bermuda---among other places. Their music was lyrical, topical (which what Calypso is so good at), and singable.

There is a new book with 2 CDs included out about The Talbot Brothers. For more information about that and about them just click on my name at the end of this note and it will lead you to my web/blog where there is a more detailed remembrance of The Talbot Brothers.

This Sunday on TRADITIONS I will be featuring some of their music and also will in the next few weeks have a conversation with the producer of the book---and also a relative of one of the brothers---Clement Talbot.

Bill Hahn

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