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S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"Martin: "My point on Boogsie, is he pushes the envelope but never wins with that tune. He reverts to his legacy music and wins." That is a useful observation, and I think it is correct. "I would love to see him arrange something for…"
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S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"Earl: That was not me saying that. Martin will have to answer to that question. But you are right. As another couple of examples: Boogsie did an excellent arrangement of Toco Band that Invaders played almost to perfection at the 2000 World Steelband…"
Tuesday
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"P.S. Re: Jit's Impact I have to add a coda to what I've  already said. I have identified the cultural and artistic centre of the Panorama art form with Smooth and Bradley. But that's in TriniAdad and Tobago specifically. I even…"
Saturday
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"P.S. Re: Jit's Impact I have to add a coda to what I've  already said. I have identified the cultural and artistic centre of the Panorama art form with Smooth and Bradley. But that's in Trinidad and Tobago specifically. I even…"
Saturday
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"Odw: Thanks for this clip, and for that summation of what Jeremy brought to the table. Jeremy is right in what he suggests (by implication) for a methodology. To determine the "impact" of each arranger, one ought to look at the body of…"
Saturday
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"Correction: Did  I say DVD? I meant (VHS) video tape. DVD wasn't around in 1986."
Friday
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"Valentine: That's a good question that you ask. You didn't ask who is your favourite, but who had the biggest impact. So it seems you're forcing an objective consideration of the matter, because who had the "biggest impact"…"
Friday
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Own Tunes On The Way OUT.
"Sidd: "I declare myself a foolish fool throughout my posts. But that declaration is the beginning of wisdom..." Actually, Holy Scripture declares something different: "The fear of Yahweh is the beginning…"
Mar 5
S. F. Thomas replied to Rolanddiaz's discussion Changing the panorama Finals Format
"Roland: I would  suggest replacing the random draw for playing position in the Finals, with a rule that allows the Finals draw for playing position to be a matter of choice from among available positions, such choice to be offered in order of…"
Mar 4
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Own Tunes On The Way OUT.
"Sidd: "You have not begun to actually research, if you have not researched the Vedic Literature like I have." Does  Vedic literature contain prophecy? As I said, the difference between Holy Scripture and all others, like Vedic…"
Mar 3
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Own Tunes On The Way OUT.
"Here is the promised link to such a map: https://www.raremaps.com/maps/medium/14748.jpg Look for "Slave Coast" and look to the top of that territory to find the notation "Km. of Juda"."
Mar 3
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Own Tunes On The Way OUT.
"Sidd: "The very term ol nigga is offensive to God. There is no word such as this describing Jocob's tribe in the Bible." You show little evidence of having read Scripture, and less of having understood it. God is not "politically…"
Mar 3
S. F. Thomas replied to Bugs's discussion So why did the judges reject Boogsie Sharpe and Phase II Twice
"Bugs: I wasn't going to say anything about Supernovas or Tropical Angel Harps, as I thought my 2 cents really couldn't stretch that far... But since you ask, here's my take on why these two bands bring up the rear. They both were…"
Mar 2
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Own Tunes On The Way OUT.
"Sidd: Please do continue in your Luciferian delusions, contradicting the plain word of God. As to ol' nigga consciousness, by that I merely wanted to bring my brethren to an awareness that the first ol' niggas were our forefathers the…"
Mar 2
S. F. Thomas replied to Bugs's discussion So why did the judges reject Boogsie Sharpe and Phase II Twice
"Pan Times: I remember attending a Boogsie PanJazz concert once in Washington DC. The other pannist -- I won't say his name -- played his set. He gave a really excellent performance. He was and still is a major pannist ln his own right, he has…"
Mar 2
S. F. Thomas replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Own Tunes On The Way OUT.
"Sidd: "That is the system of real God consciousness now in this age." Thank you for your Luciferian doctrine in contradiction to God. As wrong as it is, I want no part of it.   God's law is perfect. Lucifer  in his rebellion…"
Mar 2

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At 9:12am on March 27, 2012, BEDE LOPEZ said…

Thanks Sid, we will talk again

At 10:30pm on July 28, 2010, Glenroy R Joseph said…
Yes, i know some of those names, , Malcolm Jones and Trevor Scott were a couple years older than us.
Trevor's brother Hubie, their cousin James Babb and a few of us used to lime in Frederick street, Marabella.
I also knew Robert Sair. As a matter of fact, he was one of the guys I spoke to after the clash
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Guinness Gondoliers was a tough band from the Coffee who also played military mass, and were our natural rivals.

For a while, they and All Stars were the biggest bands in Sando.

I remember they portrayed an outstanding tribute to John Kennedy after his death.
The clash may have damaged that band, because shortly afterwards Bobby and his brother took some members and left them to form Cavaliers.

Guinness had both bands compete in a musical "shootout" for the sponsorship, and the Cavaliers won.

That was how Guiness Cavaliers was born.

BTW I don't know if you remember the druggist in Marabella at the time, but he was a large man, maybe Syrian, and with a beard he made a perfect Fidel Castro. We had an outstanding presentation that year, and our bomb tune was Handel's Largo.

I remember Marines going up the Coffee at about seven pm that Carnival Tuesday playing our bomb tune, and we clashed with Gondoliers right by Presentation College.
I remember being told how fast "Castro" moved down Lord street. I believe Robert Sair was the one who told me this

. I didn't see "Castro", because I also ran like hell.
At 1:42pm on July 28, 2010, Glenroy R Joseph said…
Yes, we may know some of the same people.

I went to Naparima and left to become an apprentice in Texaco in 1962. I worked in the electrical dept . until I left T&T in 68.

I played military mas with the Marines in 63. ( The Cuban Crisis).

That was the year we clashed with Guiness Gondoliers on the Coffee.

Nice meeting someone on this forum with those roots.

Glen
At 1:17am on July 28, 2010, Glenroy R Joseph said…
Hey, Big Sid, We must have something in common. I'm a Marabella boy and I also grew up with Southern Marines.

Even played mas with them back when playing mas was cool :).

I also beat pan with Scarlet Symphony which broke off from Marines. After they broke up I beat pan with Silvertones in Sando.

I left Trini in '68..

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