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earl richards replied to Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho's discussion WHAT IS THE STEEL/PAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ABOUT
"famous people like Jimi Hendricks as his biography mention hisinability to read or write music made him focus better on the music heheard. The Beatles As told to 'Playboy' in a 1980 interview, John Lennon said, "Noneof us could read…"
Aug 10
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Earl Richards: If there was a NATION against NATION Panorama, who do you think will win?
"Noel you already went down South when you mention Skiffle."
Aug 6
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Earl Richards: If there was a NATION against NATION Panorama, who do you think will win?
"Speaking of Tune of choice I guess there will be Rules about what Genre of Music bands will be allowed to Play, weather it be Calypso, Soca or any genre of Music. The VENUE is also important, will each band perform in one Nation or in…"
Aug 6
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Earl Richards: If there was a NATION against NATION Panorama, who do you think will win?
"Cecil as you said any Country / Nation could win but the end of the question clearly stated who you think would win,"
Aug 6
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Earl Richards: If there was a NATION against NATION Panorama, who do you think will win?
"100 best players from the nation of Trinidad and Tobago would come from several different band in T&T, Lets say 5 of the best players from 20 bands or 10 of the best players from 10 bands with one of the top arrangers in T&T, No contest…"
Aug 5
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Earl Richards: If there was a NATION against NATION Panorama, who do you think will win?
"Claude I asked myself which nation has the best Pan Players, the best tuners, the best arrangers, the best tonal quality.and I came up with the nation that boast they are the mecca of Pan Trinidad and Tobago. Now I think…"
Aug 5
Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion Welcome to Trinidad / Tobago the land of Steelband and Calypso, or is it better to say Welcome to Trinidad / Tobago the land of DJ and Soca.
Jul 28
earl richards replied to earl richards's discussion Welcome to Trinidad / Tobago the land of Steelband and Calypso, or is it better to say Welcome to Trinidad / Tobago the land of DJ and Soca.
"My recollection of the Steelband boycott for Carnival 1979 is different to your's,  For Carnival 1979 Steelbands came out on the road in full force, They boycotted going to the Queen.s  Park Savannah and when they passed Down…"
Jul 27

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Two steel orchestras, one on a Saturday and one on a Sunday top PANORAMA Prelims and failed to make the National Finals

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Members can you name the year and the two Steel Orchestras that top the Panorama Prelims that was held on A Satuarday and Sunday respectively and they both played in the Semi Finals and were eliminated from the National Finals.   

PANORAMA CHAMPS FAILS TO MAKE PANORAMA FINALS THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:20pm 4 Comments

Members in 1974 the Panorama champs of the year before failed to reached the finals, Can you name the Steel Orchestra involved, and do you remember if it happened to any other Steel orchestra.

PANORAMA JUDGE SAYS TO A BIG FIVE STEEL ORCHESTRA THEIR PANORAMA SELECTION IS NOT A PANORAMA TUNE.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:00pm 10 Comments

Members in 1975 A Panorama Judge wrote on the score sheet of A  big five Steel Orchestra that their Panorama tune of choice is not A Ponarama tune and awarded the band no points, The band failed to advance any futher.Can you name the Steel Orchestra and their tune of choice.

band plays two different panorama tunes in the same year at panorama.

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:30pm 30 Comments

members,can you name the big steel orchestra that played one tune at panorama, then after the semifinals played a different tune for the finals. i know one band that did it, do you know or remember any steel  band doing that ?.     

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At 1:53am on June 26, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Earl; I've ask'ed the same question, Y do all steel bands sound alike, on one could give the answer, so hear goes, several things, (1) most of the arrangers, excluding Holman, Sharpe, Goddard, Greenidge, and Narell who sound alot like Invaders, are forging each other's recycled music, playing in the same keys, or only the lower area of the pan in F C G or D, (2) the tuners are using what is called "Harmonic" tuning which is for string instruments, "PAN" is NOT a string instrument, harmonic tuning is NOT accurate, they say when U strike a note U must hear a chord, when U hit C U must hear the C chord C E G, so when U R playing in C minor U will be still hearing the E instead of the Eb, this causes the tones/notes to clash, which causes a dischord or a humming out of key sound/noise, which allows the instruments to go out of tune easily, (3) the players DANCING and BEATING instead of PLAYING, I could go on and on but I'll stop for now...

At 3:59pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

EDITED VERSION;This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, or large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars won in 1963 /1964 and Guiness Cavaliers1965 /1967 both band's won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, the history of pan/steel band is already DISTORTED, so member Richards, what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 2:49pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, of large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars and Gunnisse Caveliar won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, as no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, so member Richards what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 8:07pm on May 21, 2009, Kevin Gowrie said…
hi earl, what about a " remember when? " in panorama! I can think of one, remember when desperadoes was eliminated in the preliminary stages of the event. Rudolph Charles then took what turned out to be a controversial matter to the courts and won. Desperadoes was then reinstated in the panorama, went to the savannah on final night and blew us away with the now famous Bradley's (deceased) arrangement of Nelson's " I going and party tonight." I'm open for correction.

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