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Glenroy R Joseph replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"I remember Blakie was interviewed once and asked how he knew about the clash. His answer was simply "Ah was dey""
Sunday
sherman allison fyfe replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"the first verse says "it was a bacchanal, 1950 carnival, fight fuh so wid INVADERS & TOKYO' the calypso itself was released in  1954 I think, but.  the fight was 1950 It was the Road March in 54- hence the reason 4 the date…"
Sunday
BEDE LOPEZ's discussion was featured

INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH

Do we have anybody on this Site that can relate to the Steelband Clash with Invaders and Tokyo (I think it was 1950) EG: like where you were at the time, what you saw? or what you hear from your Parents or your friends, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeyvpBznVnASee More
Sunday
Claude Gonzales replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Dorrick: THE CALYPSONIAN is a STORY TELLER who is not always BOUND TO THE TRUTH!!! He is an entertainer and he has to put on a show and dramatize events!!! In PORTRAIT OF TRINIDAD Sniper sings: In calypso our stories are told/with this rhythm to…"
Sunday
dorrick nurse replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Thanks, i guess Blakie was not yet part of San Juan all stars. Or, he was liming by himself. "
Sunday
Claude Gonzales replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
Sunday
bob diaz replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Most of you have a few facts right but its like the bible where bits and pieces come together. Edward it couldnt have been 66 because I was in the Bahamas then and I also was at the scene at the hospital when despers and San Juan all stars…"
Sunday
Claude Gonzales replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Dorrick: Here are the LYRICS to the song!!! It was a BACCHANAL (Ahh Haaa) 1950 CARNIVAL (Ahh Haaa) Fight FUH SO With INVADERS and TOKYO Meh friend ran and left his hat When they hit him with ah baseball bat NEVER ME AGAIN To JUMP UP in a STEELBAND…"
Sunday
dorrick nurse replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Ah guess you nut watching meh face ! ah doh remember the words ah the kaiso."
Saturday
Claude Gonzales replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Dorrick: If you are really asking that question -- WITH A STRAIGHT FACE -- I can give you the answer."
Saturday
dorrick nurse replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Pardon my ignorance. Blakie said, he run in ah woman house. That apparently, was the clash with Tokyo, and Invaders. If my memory serves me correctly, and i think it does, Blakie was from San Juan Allstars, how did he get in a fight between…"
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Nov 6
BEDE LOPEZ commented on sherman allison fyfe's blog post PAN AM NORTH STARS BOOK
"I wil like to know too, come on jjjjj please"
Nov 6
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Pan Times's discussion My Dad Bertrand ''Pewatt"Morris
"MY SYMPHATIES"
Oct 14
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Pan'tum - The Ghost Who Talks's discussion Who Am I? - A Breakdown Of George "Sonny" Goddard's Accomplishments
"GEORGE GODDARD THE GREATEST STEELBAN LEADER"
Oct 14
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PANORAMA MUSIC...
"they don't come to Washington DC  only  Ki jou  from Nort Korear   can damage DC, lol"
Oct 3

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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
I started playing pan with city syncopators in the days of kenny and kelvin hart. played with west side symphony (st james) then with city symphony from St paul st.
came to the USA in 1969, played with trinidad & tobago steel band (washington dc), stop playing for a number of years then played and arrange for State side steel orchestra (that time they had the sweetest pan in dc) I do not play any more. I am usually asked to Judge Pan solo competition, Pan competition and calypso competition..

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At 10:20am on March 31, 2017, Brenda Hosang said…
Bede... I have been a member of WST for many years. But my account was screwed up and I can't get to fix it. So I am not s happy camper at this moment.
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At 7:06pm on December 25, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yeah BEDE, Season Greetings and YOUR FAMILY as well, yeah as CEO of SNSE, I was pre occupied hireing a foreign syndicate to secure OUR CLAIM PAYMENT in T&T and the U.S. where THEY disclose the admission of GUILT, when they filed a blank FORM 3A APPLICATION TO PAY BY INSTALMENT (RULE 8. 15 (1) (c) on April 4th 2014, The Applicant Owes the Claimant the amount xxxxxxxxxxx on the clain form and cannot pay the amount in one lumpsum,  BEDE we actually caught these PPL fleecing the T&T treasury of over $81.5 million U.S. dollars, that's $515, 000,000,000.oo million TT dollars, using the PAN as a Camouflage to get to the MONEY, it's time for them to pay the PIPER, and by the way "Lakie" had a stroke, he's in S. Ozone Park Queens NY...

At 2:59am on October 28, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

BEDE; the New Visionaries are blind as a bat in the daytime, and U of all person should have known long before NOW, that something 's WRONG HERE...

At 11:15pm on October 6, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Hey BEDE, what's up man?  I'll be in DC sometime soon, visiting my girls/daughters and grand kids all 12 of them, and I'll pay Von Martin a visit maybe on the show, I'll also give U a call when I do get there...

At 1:50am on August 30, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Hey BEDE, all the members of Pan Am North Stars meet and shook Dr Eric Williams hands the night of the Independance Ball at the Governor House, he said to me in his "Gritty Voice tone, so you are the little fellow" ???

At 1:36am on August 30, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

BEDE,  I've posted this before/already as well, the 4ths & 5ths tenor pan and the whole tone double seconds, double cellos and 3 set basses in 1949, pan on stands blocks and leg's, the triple cellos and the 4 set bass in 1952, pan on wheels 1956, the 5 and 6 bass by 1965, the big over size home made tenor pan, the quadrophonic and quad cellos in the summer of 1968, U can hear these instruments on the "Ivory and Steel" album, all these are Anthony Williams baby's, the Invaders tenor pan Herman Gomez, the Cuatro or Guitar pan Neville Jules, double tenor Percy "lizard" Thomas, the "Echo Phone or triple tenor" 7 basses "Herman( rock) Johnston", the 1st ping pong and the single strummer or strumming pan, rubber on the sticks and tune "Boom" Carlton (sonny) Roach 1946, the Bertphone Bertie Marshall, the 9 and 12 basses Rudolph Charles, and the first man to balance a pan on his knees and play with two sticks, was Aldwin (chick magoo) Springer of "Hell's a Poppin", I hope this info help's, save it U may need it again...

At 10:14pm on August 29, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yeah BEDE, I know, I just didn't add it in, but my favorite's were Run, Night & Day, because we/Panam played them as well, I liked those tunes because they were simple and "Sweet" when City Symphony played them, I also liked their rendition of The Barber of Seville so much, that I arranged it in BWI A Sunjets West Side Symphony in 1968, and I still have the sheet manuscript...

At 6:46pm on August 29, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yeah BEDE, the guy/gentleman's  to whom I was refering to is the late "Walker" who use to tune the front line pans for "City Symphony" and Michigan the arranger of "Run, Night and Day and The Barber of Seville", they played these tunes with us Pan Am North Stars and Clarence Curvan one nite at Port Services on Wrightson Road in 1962 and the Center in St Paul Street 1963, this was before Wallace and Bertie... 

At 6:17pm on August 29, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

BEDE; in 1961after his return from hospital, Herman "rock" Johnston while working with Williams, decided to drop out 4 lower notes from the double seconds which started at low Eb, Eb E F F#, that took Johnston to G, a middle G in the cello range, so now North Stars had two type of double seconds, one high from G and one low from Eb, "rock" did that middle range tonal evolvement, "Bertie Marshall" in 1964 had to amplify his pans to get it to sound the  way Tony and Rock had our pans sounding naturally, and as for Wallace Austin, I know him when he visited my nextdoor neighbour in 1962, and I had passed on some of Rock and Tony's octave tuning information to him before he started tuning for "Gay Flamingo's", so just go back and listen to "Roses from the South", and as U played the "Echophone" with West Side on "Smoke get's in your Eyes", tell me who tune dem pans...

At 3:34pm on August 29, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…
BEDE; I've already passed on this/that information to you, so I'll reiterate, Anthony Williams derive the 4ths & 5ths in 1949, where he studied the movement of the "Planets" that "PYTHAGORAS" himself had discovered 500 B.C.during his/Williams study of numerology at the St James Library, on the corner of the Western Main and Bournes Road, he also designed and tuned the first double second from the 4ths & 5ths along with the first double cellos you can see him playing along with Belgrave Bonapart in the 1951 TASPO photo's, and the first 3 set basses that Philmore "boots" Davidson is playing, after getting wind of what Williams did, one Mr Everest Barquin, decided to create a double tenor to give the melody a much louder and lower range, he then assign/apoint Percy "lizard" Thomas to tune the instrument which he totally utilized in the 1956 Music Festival where " Katsinjammers" rendition of the "Breeze and I", other tuner's to tune the double tenor before "Bertie Marshall", the first Rupert "shadow" Nathanial of Symphonettes, Kim Loy Wong and Yuclin Gerard of High Landers, and I know for a fact that "City Synphony" also used the double tenor from 1962/63, but I can't remember whom, but "Bertie Marshall" did not arrived on the scene untill 1964, Williams also derived the home made "Big Tenor Pan" that Brian Copeland called his Genesis G-pan in 1968 as well as the "Quadrophonics and Quad Cellos, I hope this information/insight help FELLARS... BEDE U can share this on the forum, I'm still having a problem with the forum feed.

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