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brenda hosang liked earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
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Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion HOW DID TRINIDAD ALL STARS CHOOSE WOMAN ON THE BASS FOR THEIR PANORAMA TUNE OF CHOICE IN 1980
"earl richards, nice story, I'm sure like many other things they were the only band to choose a panorama tune that way."
20 minutes ago
brenda hosang replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion ANOTHER "WOMAN ON THE BASS"
"Noah, Thank you for a pick me up.  This fast version is electric when you are in the middle of the band.  Although I always speak of liking the slow version, this time of hearing it now has me re-thinking.....  sml..sml... Brenda H."
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Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
"earl richards, I have the utmost respect for Smooth and the All Stars organization."
29 minutes ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Thanks! "
34 minutes ago
brenda hosang commented on odw's video
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"WOW.  What a great picture.  Now I am ever so curious about the players. Brenda H."
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earl richards replied to earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
"Cecil What I am  saying is the first time Leon Smooth Edwards Name appeared on the banner as the lone Arranger for Trinidad All stars  the Band won, He still got ideas from the others members with the middle and Bass…"
49 minutes ago
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Sundowners was from Panco Lane South Trinidad, they came second in the first Panorama with "Elaine and Harry" the arranger  was Steve Regies..."
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brenda hosang replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY 4TH JULY...
"Thank you very much Cecil. Brenda H."
51 minutes ago
brenda hosang replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Michael, Have you ever heard of Hill Toppers?  They were a small band practicing on a hill east of Irving Street. I know some names but I am not sure I can contact them now. Brenda H."
55 minutes ago
brenda hosang replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"I spoke with Selwyn Thwaites some time ago and the subject of Sundowners did come up.  He said they were from South but wanted to play mas in Port of Spain so that year they came out of Petit Bourg.  Since he is in South Florida and I can…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Courtney:This exchange is a good example of why we really need to physically visit all the current pan yards and let them direct us to sources like Conrad's daughter. And here is why this has to be done urgently. Let us say that an 8 year-old…"
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Courtney Leiba replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Not sure I will ask is daughter. Conrad Died recently "
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Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
"earl richards, are you saying that the first time Smooth arrange by himself for All Stars he won?"
1 hour ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion ANOTHER "WOMAN ON THE BASS"
"Make up yuh mind nah, Bede. Yuh like the slow one or the fast one? "
1 hour ago
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion ANOTHER "WOMAN ON THE BASS"
"Noah, you are right, I am used to the Cool Down version which is much better than the fast version"
1 hour ago
Noah replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion ANOTHER "WOMAN ON THE BASS"
"The tempo of the times. People re so used to the "cool down" version that is played at events that they forget that it was originally played very fast."
2 hours ago
Trevor Emanuel Cooper replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"I am in full support of this venture and is willing to work with anyone to develop this work of history , art and education."
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HOW DID TRINIDAD ALL STARS CHOOSE WOMAN ON THE BASS FOR THEIR PANORAMA TUNE OF CHOICE IN 1980

Started by earl richards in Panorama. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 20 minutes ago. 1 Reply

In 1980 Trinidad All Stars vacated their Panyard located at lower St Vincent street  Port Of Spain for their new Panyard at 46-48 Duke Street Port Of Spain, When Carnival Practise started Leon Smooth Edwards put down a number of Calypsoes to play in…Continue

ANOTHER "WOMAN ON THE BASS"

Started by Cecil hinkson in News. Last reply by brenda hosang 25 minutes ago. 12 Replies

This song has been associated with All Stars for years, by Phase ll playing it show that they are coming to let people know they have a "Woman On The Bass" too, This should be very interesting because we know pan people are going to compare the two…Continue

A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS

Started by earl richards in Steelband Music. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 29 minutes ago. 3 Replies

When Neville Jules left Trinidad for the USA in early seventies, Rudy Wells took over arranging the Panorama Tunes for All Stars, In the late seventies After Rudy Wells was unavailable All stars used four Members(Anthony Guy, Anthony Guerra, Bunny…Continue

DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 34 minutes ago. 75 Replies

We are going to have some MAJOR UPDATES coming up this week. So what I would like to happen is for anyone who made a contribution which is not on the WORKING LIST -- give me a little tap behind my head and say Claude you left out the band I posted.…Continue

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The O.S.A. ( again )

Posted by Jerry Bain on July 6, 2015 at 6:22pm 1 Comment

Pan Alive ‘dead’ band leader says

Pan Alive may well be alive this year but it could be wounded due to a dispute between the leaders of the two largest steel bands and Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) over funding.

The annual presentation by OSA slated for July 31 at Lamport Stadium is a significant and popular event during Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

“Dead!” said an adamant Wendy Jones, leader of Pan Fantasy, an 80-member core mobile…

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Formation of All female stage sides from within the large steelbands

Posted by Neil Lambie on June 28, 2015 at 10:04pm 0 Comments

Female stage sides will bring greater exposure for the talents of our female pannists,and further BRAND  Trinidad and Tobago as the indigenous  home of the Steelband.  Such Female Stage Sides will be in great demand overseas .for appearances at concerts,at parties,at Entertainment and Amusement Parks such as Disney World, Disneyland,Epcot Center,Universal etc. etc.and on Cruise Ships.    This will provide the opportunity for these young women to earn some good US Dollars and to travel and…

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