Sweet Music | Kalyan

Can you feel the music? Well, Lord Shorty gifted us with the album, "Sweet Music" in 1976. The album's anthem was a song entitled Sweet Music. This post features a version of that song that came along the following year. It was the beautiful sound of one of the most talented musical groups to come out of Trinidad and Tobago. Those who remember the funk and soul of the band Kalyan.

The song was updated and given a funky style. Kalyan delved into fusion music and took Soca to another level. The song we feature today is "Sweet Music" by Kaylan.

Some Notable Facts about Kalyan:
“KALYAN”- Trinidad & Tobago’s First Super Group
Carl “Felix” Newallo, Arthur Marcial, Rolph Marcial, Ronald “Stokley” Barrow, Olsop “Steelo” David, Eustace Sprocket” Warner, Patrick “Bird” Spicer, Douglas Tuach, George Mapp, Franklyn Lindsay, Neville Julien, Dennis “Rhythm Ace” Thomas.

Some of their Successes
Kalyan was the first local group to carry Soca-Music onto the Billboard charts when Disco Reggae (Tony’s Groove) Pt.1 peaked at #18 on the Dance Club Chart. #92 Billboard R& B chart and the Album “KALYAN Peaked at #55 on the Album chart.

Billboard 200 album chart #173 in 1977.

They were the first all-black group to be signed to MCA Records whose headline artist was Elton John at the time.

They opened for some of the biggest artists and groups such as The Commodores, Teddy Pendergrass, and The Jackson 5.

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We encourage you to support the artists and the production team. We want you to spread the word about the song; please use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song with your peers. Keep in mind that fair use of social media is an excellent method for promotional purposes. Take a few minutes and comment on the song/music production. The artist and production team will appreciate your feedback.

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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Sweet Music
Performed by: Kalyan (1977); Originally released by Lord Shorty in 1976
Arranged by: Tony Sylvester & Kalyan
Written by: Garfield Blackman aka Lord Shorty
Record Label: MCA Records

Arranged By – Kalyan (tracks: A2 to B4)
Bass, Backing Vocals – Douglas Tuach
Concept By [Album], Arranged By – Tony Silvester
Congas, Percussion – Kenneth Cooke (2)
Congas, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Arthur Marcial
Drums, Backing Vocals – Dennis Thomas*
Engineer – Alan Thorne, Ed Stasium
Engineer [Assistant] – Brian Fitzgerald, Brian McConnell
Engineer [remix] – Ed Stasium
Illustration [Collage] – Rod Dyer, Inc., Uli Boege
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Carl Newallo
Lead Vocals – Olsop David
Mastered By – Ed Schreyer*
Percussion – Eustace Warner
Percussion, Timbales, Lead Vocals – Rolph Marcial
Producer – Tony "Champagne" Silvester*
Reeds – Lennox Sam
Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Ronald Barrow
Trombone – Patrick Spicer
Trumpet [1st] – Neville Julien
Trumpet [2nd], French Horn – Franklyn Lindsay

Recorded at Thunder Sound, Toronto, Canada. Remixed at House of Music, South Orange, New Jersey. Mastered at MCA Recording Studios, Univeral City, California.

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music: and, it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music and rob the artists of needed income! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotional purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).
The Funk Version of Sweet Music by Kalyan
The Original Song (Sweet Music) by Lord Shorty (Garfield Blackman)

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