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The Originals Band

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The Originals Band performing on board the Blount Small Cruise Ship Adventures
The Originals Band performing at the Winter Residence Reception.
The Originals Band performing at the Winter Residence Reception.

This local Long Island music group was started in 1962. They were first known as 'The Playboys' and 'The Long Islanders', before adopting their current name, "The Originals Band." The music that they play is based on songs from the olden days mixed with modern tunes.

Some of the regular songs they perform include:

  • Long Island Breeze
  • Seaside Gal 
  • Brown Skin Gal
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Although many nightspots use music from a disc jockey or the radio, some people prefer to listen to a live band, and this band still represents the original music of Long Island.

The band has had many members throughout the years and most of the older generation has passed away. Today the band consist of six members:

  • Mr. Orlando Thompson (band leader)
  • Mr. Paul 'Pablo' Cartwright (singer, trap drums)
  • Mr.Paul Darville (carpenter hand saw)
  • Mr. T.C. Cartwright (accordion)
  • Mr. Andrew Cartwright (bass)
  • Mr. Collins Fox (lead guitar)

The Originals Band has played in places such as New York City, New Orleans, Orlando, Washington D.C., and other islands of The Bahamas.

They can be booked to play at events such as regattas, homecomings, funerals, weddings, and anything else that requires a live band.

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Orlando Turnquest
Queen's Highway, Deadmans Cay, LI
(242) 337-1334

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 23.180721000
Longitude: -75.082498000
Elevation: 73 FT (22 M)
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