Cecil Hume A.K.A Maestro Seemed Set To Achieve Legendary Status With His Pioneering Work In The Soca/Calypso Scene.
He died very young before his potential was met. His second album ‘Rampage‘ included some of the most frenetic Soca to ever bring forth lactic acid to your calf muscles.
‘Shorty was the first to define his music as “soca” and with “Indrani” in 1973 and “Endless Vibration” (not just the song but the entire album) in 1975, calypso music took off in another direction. Later, in 1975, Shorty visited his friend Maestro in Dominica where he stayed (at Maestro’s house) for a month while they visited and worked with local cadence artists. There, Maestro experimented with calypso and cadence (“cadence-lypso“). A year later Maestro died in an accident in Dominica and his loss was felt deeply by Shorty, who penned “Higher World” as a tribute.’