Melvin Dean, born in Harlem, NY first heard a steel pan when he was 12 years old at the St. Nicholas community Center, and by the age of 19, he was on the Ed Sullivan Show. Considered among the top pan players today, he states it is not about who is the best, but it is about styles, and he has developed a style that works.

Over the past 25 years, he has performed mainly with two groups: Spirit Ensemble – a very talented 7 member band out of NYC, and The Melvin Dean Quartet, performing at Carnegie Hall, Regis & Kathie Lee Live, 1993-94 NFL Super Bowl Party in Atlanta, Ga., the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the American Black Festival ’97 in Monreale Sicily, and numerous other venues throughout the United States.

Mr. Dean currently performs as a solo artist using background tracks to accomplish a full sound. Over the years he has become an accomplish vocalist enhancing his overall performance.

Melvin Dean Song List

1.  A Pirate Looks at Forty
2.  All of Me_Legend
3.  And I Love Her
4.  Anna
5.  Archie
6.  At Last
7.  Brown Eyed Girl
8.  Brown Girl in a Ring
9.  Brown Skin Girl
10. Blurred Lines
11. Buffalo Soldiers
12. Can’t Help Falling in Love
13. Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
14. Coconut Woman
15. Come Together
16. Crying
17. Day-O
18. Don’t Do That
19. Don’t Worry Be Happy
20. Electric Slide
21. Feel Like Making Love
22. Fire Fire
23. Folsom Prison Blues
24. Forever Young
25. Fungi Mama
26. Georgia On My Mind
27  Happy Birthday
28. Here There and Everywhere
29. Hot Hot Hot
30. Hotel California
31. I Can See Clearly Now
32. I Just Called To Say I Love You
33. I Shot the Sheriff
34. I Who Have Nothing
35. Iko Iko
36. Is This Love
37. Island In the Sun
38. Jamaica Farewell
39. Jammin’
40. Jean and Dinah
41. Just My Imagination
42. Knocking on Heavens Door
43. Kokomo
44. Limbo Rock
45. Linstead Market
46. Matilda
47. Margaritaville
48. MaryAnn
49. Melda
50. Moon River
51. Nani Wine
52. Never On Sunday
53. No Woman No Cry
54. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
55. Old Style Calypso
56. One Love
57. Our Day Will Come
58. Over The Rainbow
59. Pass the Dutchie
60. Pump Me Up
61. Red Red Wine
62. Redemption Song
63. Rivers of Babylon
64. Sloop John B
65. Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
66. Spanish Eyes
67. Spanish Harlem
68. St. Thomas
69. Stand By Me
70. Stir it Up
71. Sugar Bum Bum
72. Summertime
73. Sunny
74. Teaser
75. That’s the Way of the World
76. The Harder They Come
77. The Lady in Red
78. This Feeling Nice
79. Three Little Birds
80. Tiney Winey
81. Under the Broadwalk
82. What a wonderful World
83. What’s Going On
84. Yellow Bird
85. Yesterday
86. You are so Beautiful