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knolly smith commented on David V. Trotman's blog post Lionel" Tanker" George (1930-2017)
"ON BE HALF OF QUEBEC STEELPAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION AND THE WORLD FAMOUS DESPERADOES STEEL  ORCH.I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF LIONEL"TANKER"…"
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"By the way that is a great photo. These members are the people who endured the hardships to have pan the instrument where it is now. That is about the History, we should cherish."
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"Condolences to his siblins, Leidman, Roslyn and the other sisters, i have forgotten their names. Yes he was loyal to Casablanca and City Syncopaters Steel orchestra. When the band (synco), stopped performing, he went back to Casablanca. But we all…"
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Lionel" Tanker" George (1930-2017)

We note the passing of Lionel “Tanker” George on June 17, 2017. He was originally a member of the Casablanca Steel Orchestra and a part of that exodus led by Philmore “Boots” Davidson which established City Syncopators. He was an acknowledged skilled player of the guitar pan before he moved to the five bass with equally acclaimed accomplishment.He is seated on the right and next to him is Carlton “Zigilee” Barrow Constantine of Bar 20 (centre) and Oscar “Bogart” Pile of Casablanca…See More
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"Great piece which chronicles the contributions of a pioneer to the development of his community. I wonder why, Hell's Gate, a great pioneer band, is referred to as the "world's oldest steel orchestra"?"
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Lionel" Tanker" George (1930-2017)

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 3:32am 4 Comments

We note the passing of Lionel “Tanker” George on June 17, 2017. He was originally a member of the Casablanca Steel Orchestra and a part of that exodus led by Philmore “Boots” Davidson which established City Syncopators. He was an acknowledged skilled player of the guitar pan before he moved to the five bass with equally acclaimed accomplishment.

He is seated on the right and next to him is Carlton “Zigilee” Barrow Constantine of Bar 20 (centre) and Oscar “Bogart” Pile of Casablanca…

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At 1:33pm on June 16, 2013, Trevor Emanuel Cooper said…

Hey Pro, glad to hear from you. Sad news Robert Gittens , Valmon second brother died on Thursday. He and Red Carl used to lime close together, well, he has followed Carl over the bridge of life.

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