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Gold - in the WST Panorama Enclave

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sung by Machel Montano, Rikki Jai, Karene Asche and Duane O’Connor

composed by “Maestro” (Cecil Hume)

click for lyrics, picture, bio...

Tune of choice: Exodus, Buccooneers, Tamana Pioneers, Tokyo, Supernovas, Tamana Pioneers, West Stars,



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Comment by bigmacttwi on January 21, 2013 at 7:44am

Relax Glenroy...in every issue there will be those for and those against...I too have take umbrage with Pelham and "Gold" this year ...I have no problem with any other arranger doing the piece, but not Pelham, simply because he arranged the same tune before, albeit for another band...the sad reality is that he can arrange a "back-in-times" tune anyway, and therein lies the problem...playing tunes of yesteryear should never have been allowed in the first place...there was back then and has always been enough NEW music to go around...but that is whole other discussion...

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on January 20, 2013 at 11:59pm

I don't understand why anyone would make a big deal over Pelham Goddard arranging a tune that he did thirty five years ago for a different band, in a different era, with different judges , rules, an entirely different style of arrangement for an entirely different audience.

This line of thinking seems to me to be petty, and very silly.


Comment by Daniel L on January 20, 2013 at 8:53pm

I can't believe Pelham will stoop so low and remake Gold for XO this is  the same tune he did for third world 

Comment by Calvin O'Brien on January 11, 2013 at 6:39pm

Sure this tune songs great but it sounded great way back when it was first came into being. Makes this repeat of Gold A 2 carat reproduction.

Comment by BRIAN GONZALES on January 7, 2013 at 7:46pm

Great. Pelham just great, tempo, lyrics. It's Gold for EXODUS.   

Comment by helen barton on December 29, 2012 at 2:51pm

exodus could mash up de place with this.. sweet what happen to melodies like these?

Comment by KWEKU D THOMAS on December 29, 2012 at 1:30pm

Exodus could win with this. One of the best Pan songs this year.


Comment by Ayesha Mohammed on December 10, 2012 at 4:06pm

Buccaneers will mash up Gold! rhythm fur so! 

QRC veterans should get a hype too!

Comment by Terry Alfred on December 7, 2012 at 12:35pm

Sweet!!,All the best to Buccooneers with this one,can't wait to hear!

Comment by patrick on December 4, 2012 at 4:23pm

Good tune, good makeover but after listening to the first verse by Machel the other singers did not do much justice to the song. The tune lost sweetness after Machel finished his part. Kenny J, Baron,FayAnn Lyons, Destra,  Ansylm Douglas, Skatee, Sugar Aloes, Crazy I believe were better selections to complement Machel. Just listen to the tune again to understand what I am getting at.

Comment by Ian Jones on December 2, 2012 at 9:25am

Maestro was indeed a great calypso composer.  This is a good rendition, but the energy of the original is hair raising.  Pelham did a great job with Third World in 1977.  He will be in the mix again.

Comment by Cyllan Franklin on December 1, 2012 at 9:27pm



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