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My name is Valentine Young 'aka' Val. I learned to play pan with a Steelband named 'Chicago' previously known as Hill Sixty. I left Chicago and sharpened my skills with a band called Straronettes which latter became Atlas Travel Bureau Ambassadors. In 1965 We all migrated to the Coca Cola 'Gay Desperadoes, I stayed with Despers until 1968. I left Despers and went to Solo Harmonites in 1969 & 1970. The next year I went to CIBC Starlift Steel Orch which won Panorama jointly with Solo Harmonities. I joined the the Police Service in 1973 and was a member of the Police Steel band from 1976 to 1988 when I left the Service. In 1987 I played with Exodus Steel Orch which played Ray Holman's Pan Woman. The last year that I played at Panorama in Trinidad was 1988 with Tokyo Steel Orch which played Ray Holman's My Band. Later that year I migrated to the US where I now reside.

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Norman Darway Died

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 7:58pm 4 Comments

I just Heard that Norman Darway Steelband Historian Has Passed on Wednesday. May He R.I.P

Panorama Finals Too Long

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 3:28am 0 Comments

Can any one of My Pan Brothers or Sisters Come up with a Solution  that would make Panorama Finals a Five Hour Show instead of a Nine Hour Show. Panorama Finishing after 4.00am  is Beyond Ridiculous.

Skiffle Most Musical.

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 10:10pm 0 Comments

With all due Respect to the Bands that Played in the Large Bands National Semi Finals. I think that The Skiffle Playing Ray Holman "Celebration" was the Most Musical Piece Played. Just My Opinion.

First Steel band to Win Panorama with Two Drummers and Two Conductors.

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:00pm 4 Comments

D'Radoes has Created History by Becoming the First Steel band to Win a Panorama with Two Set of Drums and Two Conductors. Well Done D'radoes.

Panorama Has lost its Golden Touch.

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 1:49pm 2 Comments

I am very disappointed with this Year'Panorama Music. Our music is regressing badly. Bradley and Jit has left a large void in Panorama that our Arrangers are finding very hard to fill.

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At 11:52pm on July 20, 2015, Cecil hinkson said…

That's the point Val. panorama taught steelbands to sit back and wait for a few dollars insted of coming on the road and establishing themselves as an independent organization. All Stars is the best example of how a steelband ought to be in 2015.

At 3:32am on January 22, 2015, mervyn charles said…

Phase 2 Misbehave, Allstars dust in ur face, Renegades pan in ah rage.

At 12:49pm on March 11, 2014, Glenroy R Joseph said…

YES, lan, "Crnival is color ", but Carnival is also tradition , and the judges' decision reminded us of that . 

At 12:40pm on March 11, 2014, Ian Franklin said…

My error Masmen who are not honest enough

At 12:36pm on March 11, 2014, Ian Franklin said…

Hello Valentine,

                       I thought I was the most honest man in this world until now. No! I am not disputing the judges decision, as a matter of fact I am extremely happy and proud that ALL STARS STEEL ORCHESTRA won the 2014 Band of the Year.  I see you take their victory as a mere given, since "CARNIVAL IS COLOUR"  I believe that you are also happy with All Stars' victory, but because of your honesty, you do not think that they were the best in 2014.  I do applaud you for stating the sentiments of all "THOSE MASMEN" who have been shoo shooing, but are honest enough to publicly air.

LOVE PEACE & PAN

At 11:21am on June 14, 2012, Brian Snaggs said…

Val, I fully concur with you, I grew up with Franklyn in Laventille an always admire the Brother since Hylanders era.  What a loss !    May he rest in peace.

At 9:28pm on March 1, 2012, Kenwrick Joseph 'Kenny J' said…

Yeah man' it was nice seeing you once again. Hope you enjoyed the Ray Holman Concert at the Little Carib last weekend.

At 4:48am on November 17, 2011, Kelvinjames said…

Hi bro what's up just dropping by to say hello.Everything is ok here in Tobago.Getting ready to defend our crown in 2012.

 

At 4:39pm on October 7, 2011, winston taylor said…
I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE HONOUR BELONGS TO PAT BISHOP. SHE STARTED THE FIRST ALL FEMALE STEEL BAND. 'GIRL PAT" in T&T. WITH THE HELP FROM IRWIN CLEMENTS FROM "DEM BOYS" of BELMONT'
At 10:58am on September 30, 2011, BEDE LOPEZ said…
Yea, Val, Spongy is the one that told me that i should know you, cause he remember you very well, peace my friend, are you on facebook? so i can request to add you

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