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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 (1922-2008).

 

 

 

 

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Comment by knolly smith on July 8, 2017 at 1:58am

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" GEORGE............"STEELBAND FOUNDATION MEMBER" RIP BRO.

Comment by Cecil hinkson on July 6, 2017 at 11:06pm

Condolences to the family of Lionel "Tanker" George.

Comment by Trevor Emanuel Cooper on July 6, 2017 at 9:15pm

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.

Comment by Trevor Emanuel Cooper on July 6, 2017 at 9:12pm
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 have to go!

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