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BEDE LOPEZ
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion THE BOMB TUNE
"i hear you Steve accepted, t"
16 hours ago
Martin Maitland replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion Boogsie is a musical genies, Smooth is A Panora genies he knows the Formula,
"If it was as easy as that Smooth would have won every year. Everyone has their time and no two people are the same, so the judges will hear something and like it or not. Runs has little or nothing to do with it. Style has. "
23 hours ago
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion THE BOMB TUNE
"in those dayes, the furthest the band from the West ust to reach, is Green corner, by Globe theate   thew were scared to com u furters,  just in case Toyko or Casablanca     swing ariund the corner, Bottle    Cutlas ,…"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion Boogsie is a musical genies, Smooth is A Panora genies he knows the Formula,
"Simple Formula: Let your band practice some RUNS year after year after year (in and out of season) and when you get the NEW CALYPSO -- add 2 minutes of the calypso to the tried and true runs ... and yuh good to go!!!"
yesterday
BEDE LOPEZ replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion Boogsie is a musical genies, Smooth is A Panora genies he knows the Formula,
"most definitely ,  boogsie way past Smoothe but is the Panorama genies, he know what the judges wannt he knows the Formula, and its an very easy formula,  its not only the music, is  the full package,  the way they present their…"
yesterday
Bugs replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion Boogsie is a musical genies, Smooth is A Panora genies he knows the Formula,
"Bede I have never heard it put like this before. But it is the truth.  bugs"
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion Boogsie is a musical genies, Smooth is A Panora genies he knows the Formula,
"Boogsie is a musical genies, smooth ia a panorama genies he knows the formula"
yesterday
BEDE LOPEZ posted a discussion

Boogsie is a musical genies, Smooth is A Panora genies he knows the Forula,

Boogsie is definitely a musical genies from clasics to Soca , Smoothe is a panoram geniesSee More
yesterday
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Liebestraum-Franz liszt as interpreted by Bede Lopez

bede lopez continues to interpret his music, his way
Tuesday
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Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) Audio and Video, played by Bede Lopez

"Pan playing that is worthwhile sitting and listen to"
Monday
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Pan Times's discussion Early Trinidad and Tobago Steelbands Names Associated with Hollywood Movies
"DO ANYONE KNOWS WHY THEY CHANGED THEIR NAME FROM gAY dASPERADOES BACK TO dESPERADOES/"
Sunday
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Andy Narell
"aYE aNDY hAPPY bIRTHDAY, YOU TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH ME,   JUST DONT GET AH sTROKE LIKE ME, LOL"
Saturday
BEDE LOPEZ posted a discussion

WILL pANORAMA EVER BE BACK LIKE THE OLDER DAYS, WITH A SLOWE TEMPO AND THE bANDS ARE BEING JUDGED MOSTLY BY mUSISICC

IN THIS WAY ANDY NARELL CAN GET A CHANCE TO WIN ,     , IF IT HAPPENS MY MONEY WIL BE ON ANDY ANDrRAY  HOLLMAN,    2 MUSICAL gENIUSSee More
Saturday
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion THE BOMB TUNE
"Iwould say Flight on the bumble bee,  by despers, because it was the most difficult, "
Saturday
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CLIFFORD ALEXIS retires after a LIFE OF PAN
"Clifton Alexis will be missed, a true dedicated icin panman v"
Saturday
BEDE LOPEZ replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"yes without a doubt bobbie mihamed"
Friday

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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 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.
At 7:52pm on August 24, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Hey BEDE; The Man "Anthony Williams" say's not to be too hard on U guy's, but I can't help this one, I know that U R not, an "ALIEN", but what "PLANET" this guy Joel Augustin is from, is he from "ORK with MORK" ???

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