SONG OF THE DAY Silvertones – Let’s Make It Funky

Sometime amidst the 1970’s an album was created entitled, Steel Eruption.  I’ve not been able to find an exact release date, but this curious fusion of sound incorporated steel drums, plenty of groove-funk and layers of soul. Steel Eruption was the product of an interesting meeting of minds.  

For the record a Trinidad and Tobago steel drum group, the Silvertones, teamed up with CAP Caribbean Promotions Incorporated and the Trinidad and Tobago airline, BWIA International Airlines (CAP Caribbean Promotions Incorporated were a Canadian based record company and label owned and operated by Trinidadians living in Toronto).

There was only ever one full-length release and not much is known about this selection of songs, other than it was possibly created as a novelty record for the airline itself.  If they ever realised just how desirable these songs would be to crate diggers alike, perhaps they would’ve recorded more? – but I guess that’s the point? This was a one-off! I’ve no idea what the other songs from the record sound like; it looks like some are covers? What I do know is that steel drums and funk make for an ear-catching mix and, together with some cool vocals, this groove is too good not to share! Listen above. 

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