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earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well, I tried my best!!!
"That is not true Claude, You are just like W.S.T.  You are W.C.T. When Claude Talks  Everybody listens. Keep pushing for improvement in PAN and CALYPSO. "
Apr 19
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion ZERO HOPE of replacing KEITH DIAZ and RICHARD FORTEAU and MICHAEL JOSEPH
"I nominate merrytonestothebone to attend this important meeting and voice his disapproval about the way Panorama is currently run, Players playing for umpteen bands in the same category, young arrangers not getting a change to arrange because…"
Apr 17
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion ZERO HOPE of replacing KEITH DIAZ and RICHARD FORTEAU and MICHAEL JOSEPH
"Bertel: Claude described Merrytonestothebone well,  INDEPENDENT-MINDED MOFO!!! TALK DONE."
Apr 17
earl richards replied to Pan Times's discussion The Role Some People Choose To Play? by Michael L Joseph - Pan Trinbago
"Claude:As far as I know violence with the steelbands and pan men is a thing of the past. so I do not know why the good gentleman made the remarks ( "Doe bring the doye doye here"}.As far as I know the group that wants a change in…"
Apr 15
earl richards replied to Pan Times's discussion The Role Some People Choose To Play? by Michael L Joseph - Pan Trinbago
"Very interesting article Sir, I did not read anything about the cars imported from the U.K. and Millions of Dollars in dept. more transparency is needed. Have a good Easter."
Apr 15
WerNer replied to earl richards's discussion Every Carnival season we complain about the results of the various competitions, This is what the late Maestro had to say about PANORAMA JUDGING in this'video from '76 Do you agree with him.
"Thanks for this info. No wonder that I was completely mezmerized. :-)"
Apr 12
CARLYLE HOULDER replied to earl richards's discussion Every Carnival season we complain about the results of the various competitions, This is what the late Maestro had to say about PANORAMA JUDGING in this'video from '76 Do you agree with him.
"I believe the Bass Player was Earl Rodney."
Apr 11
WerNer replied to earl richards's discussion Every Carnival season we complain about the results of the various competitions, This is what the late Maestro had to say about PANORAMA JUDGING in this'video from '76 Do you agree with him.
"Does anyone know who the bass player for these sessions was? He is a "maestro" too."
Apr 10

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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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