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Ah still thinking about MEH COUNTRY tonight but more in a PARTY MOOD -- so ah going and feature CRAZY!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

Now "SUCK ME SOCCOUYANT" is one of the most LYRICALLY DEVELOPED and CULTURALLY RELEVANT TALES that has ever seen written in the HISTORY OF CALYPSO ... and I could debate that with ANYBODY who knows…Continue

Hilton to lay-off staff from tomorrow [This is a PNM FORUM so I don't that YOU ALL are getting THE PICTURE]

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Guardian March 29, 2020Staff at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre…Continue

[OH LARD!!! OH LARD!!! OH LARD!!! Tell me what THE PRESIDENT DO WRONG AGAIN!!!] Pres advised about spread of COVID-19 in January proclamation

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Guardian March 29, 2020Cabinet and the Minister of Health were advised of the possible spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) back in January.In fact, it was Cabinet that advised President…Continue

Ingrid Blackwood-Belle: Yuh on LOCKDOWN in LONDON ... so come and make AH LIME with we TOMORROW!!!

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Ingrid: YUH UNDER BORIS LOCKDOWN ... come and make ah lime tomorrow nah!!! Come leh we LIME as the PEOPLE SAY!!! Earl Richards like to MIND WE BUSINESS -- but yuh know that he WRONG AGAIN!!!Continue

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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ingrid Blackwood-Belle: Yuh on LOCKDOWN in LONDON ... so come and make AH LIME with we TOMORROW!!!
"LOL, LOL, LOL I'm sitting here working from home so no time for liming for me .... You guys are brilliant!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah still thinking about MEH COUNTRY tonight but more in a PARTY MOOD -- so ah going and feature CRAZY!!!
"Ah was looking for GEIH ME MORE GEIH ME MORE you know that I like it -- but I could not find it so I am putting up THE ELECTRICIAN instead."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Thirty years after death, Rudolph Charles remains... The Baddest Desperado
"DALTON NARINE: As a LOVER OF FILM -- I have THE HIGHEST REGARD FOR YOU (did I say -- THE HIGHEST REGARD)!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion COVID have me GOING SENTIMENTAL: GOD BLESS OUR NATION!!!
"BENJI MAKE MEH LIST -- even though he did NOT WRITE that song ... and I have a PERSONAL dislike for him for PARTYING ALL NIGHT and then falling asleep at the wheel and running off the road and CRIPPLING AN INNOCENT INDIAN BOY ON THE PAVEMENT ...…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion COVID have me GOING SENTIMENTAL: GOD BLESS OUR NATION!!!
"Now both "DR ZHIVAGO" and "PENNY LANE" were PLAYED IN CALYPSO TEMPO!!! So all dem people who came on THIS FORUM asking me about what I mean about PLAYING CALYPSO IN CALYPSO -- should listen to JUNIOR and RAY -- PLAYING POPULAR…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion COVID have me GOING SENTIMENTAL: GOD BLESS OUR NATION!!!
"Well ah have to add POSSIBLY THE BEST PAN RECORDING EVER ..."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion COVID have me GOING SENTIMENTAL: GOD BLESS OUR NATION!!!
"Ah might as well add LORD FUNNY to my SENTIMENT!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion COVID have me GOING SENTIMENTAL: GOD BLESS OUR NATION!!!
"Ah whole CHILL run through MEH BODY just listening to THAT CALYPSO!!! Ah might as well GO THE DISTANCE and let SILVER STARS put some TEARS IN MY EYES!!! Tears does come to my eyes every time I listen to THIS PAN RECORDING ..."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Like TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO dodge the COVID-19 BULLET: 76 POSITIVES and 3 DEATHS ... barely NEWS
"Meh CRYSTAL BALL in TROUBLE!!! I predicted FIVE and we DONE REACH THREE!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion "LOCKDOWN" IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
"GUARDIAN 56 days ago Citizens say CANCEL or POSTPONE Carnival "Citizens are beginning to wonder if Government should postpone Carnival—if not call it off altogether—rather than increasing the risk of coronavirus showing up here,…"
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Pan Times replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion ANECDOTAL Light at the end of the COVID-19 Tunnel? Trial Drug (REMDESIVIR) given credit for CORONA PATIENT RECOVERY
"Claude - Cuba is also on it. check"
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ANECDOTAL Light at the end of the COVID-19 Tunnel? Trial Drug (REMDESIVIR) given credit for CORONA PATIENT RECOVERY

A Palo Alto (CA) senior (Monica Yeung Arima)  tested positive for the CORONA VIRUS after being admitted to Stanford Hospital -- upon developing a fever and feeling unwell for a few days.The patient  had underlying medical conditions, including asthma and diabetes. She subsequently developed pneumonia and a persistent cough.With no improvement in her condition, she was accepted into a clinical trial to test the drug REMDESIVIR which was created as a possible treatment for the deadly Ebola Virus…See More
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion First community transfer of COVID-19 in T&T!!! Trini-born principal, 36, dies in Brooklyn of covid19 complications
"As of the afternoon of Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 the Ministry reports the following: · Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19 = 353 · Number of samples which have tested…"
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LEROI BOLDON

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:40am 1 Comment

I would like to encourage WHEN STEEL TALKS to conduct an interview with LEROI BOLDON, who was a hands-on witness to the early development of the steelband movement. Here is a man who has spent his entire life living, loving and supporting, not just the pan, but the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from the streets of Port-of-Spain to the shores of California.

His is an informative and historical story of one man's unheralded contribution to the artform, that should be shared with the…

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At 8:51pm on August 30, 2018, Glenda Marvray said…

Rest In God's Eternal Peace, Dr. Ellie Mannette. We have lost a steelband statesman indeed! Condolences to his family and to all of us steelband lovers.

At 3:27pm on February 7, 2018, Allison Reid said…

Lol... so I guess you answered part of the question and I hear you loud and clear.... Thanks Claude....

At 11:58pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, how yo like the Preface and Authors Annotation ???

At 12:28pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, here is what I promised U, Iwanted to send 24 pages but my co author advised against it, THE ORACLE
Subtitled

St James
The ORIGIN
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress

ISBN

Author: Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho (a.k.a.) Leslie Michael Jordán.

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a

Preface

This book is about the steel pan musical instrument, which is made from a 55 gallon oil drum steel container, the only musical instrument created in the 20th Century, the true History of it, and the men who pioneered contributing their hard work, men like Carlton (sonny /sire) Roach, leader player tuner inventor, Anthony (muff man/skip) Williams Leader tuner inventor innovator arranger player, and visionary Percy (lizard) Thomas, tuner player innovator, Neville Jules leader tuner player innovator arranger.

The information that is in this book is about to disclose is whom, did what, when, where, how and why, time, dates, photos, technological schematic’s, etc.

Author’s Annotation

Invention by way of discovery, the only musical instruments to be invented in the “Twentieth Century” 20th in Trinidad and Tobago the year 1936, “Pan” as it is called in Trinidad and Tobago today, has, and is still suffering from what is called a” his story “epidemic, where fabricated stories, lies and chaos are rampant, as the actual inventors and innovators are not credited for their work, men like Carlton “sonny” Roach, Anthony “muffman”Williams,
Percy “lizard” Thomas, and Neville Jules, and others like Lennox Pierre and Andrew “Carlyle Kerr organizers of the 1951 T.A.S.P.O. and Lt Joseph Nathaniel Griffith arranger for the T.A.S.P.O., until these men are credited for their work, the “Art form” will remain in limbo.

Another example is the actual violence associated with the “Steel Pan” is so greatly exaggerated, that it’s pathetic, and ignorant to even mention its association with the instrument, as the actual violence itself was not cause by the individual players themselves, but instead by supporters, I know this for a fact because I was in the middle of the biggest Carnival riots in “Trinidad”& Tobago,
on Charlotte Street, Carnival Tuesday 1956 with Cairo Steel band, I was nine (9) years old at the time, approaching ten (10), other players and myself were hiding between 55 gallon bass drums, while others were running and ducking into other people gate way and yards to get away from the bottle throwing, I saw those who were rioting with knives, cutlasses / machetes, stones / rocks etc, you name it they had it. Most of the violence was because one band was either playing better than the other, or some was whining / dancing up on someone else’s woman/girlfriend, my “Gist” is a question, how could a player be playing pan and fighting at the same time?
Only when you mess with a player while he’s playing his “pan” This stigma needs to be put to rest.
Because what we have before us a indigenous body of instruments that have broadened the musical family of the world, which fortunately happens to be a trillion dollar industry begging to be embraced, as the music business in it self is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway lined with thieves and pimps like Animn Smith, Brian Copeland et al, meaning the Late former P.M. Patrick Manning, Junio Regrello, Clement Imbert, via there “Alleged Genesis G-pan etc etc etc, and Keith DIAZ, as great talented men die like dogs, this book was written to clarify and abrogate these chaotic epidemics, while attempting to curtail the ambiance of thieves and pimps, within it’s sphere.

Most stories to date; in “Trinidad and Tobago”, and in various parts of this humble planet earth has it that, the steel band musical instrument, or “Pan” as it is called today, the only musical ins

At 8:15am on March 2, 2017, Charles Gordon said…

Permit me to add this, although it might not be another 2017 record. Cannot remember when last it happened though:

Lady Adanna sang in position 1 in the National Calypso Monarch Competition.....she ended up in the last position when the results were released.

Chalkdust sang in position 17 (last). He ended up being first when the results were released.

Just a co-incident, I suppose!

At 7:29am on February 2, 2017, Colin Cumberbatch said…

Greetings Claude

The song Workey Workey is by Burning Flames,

Jahbone

At 10:23am on October 17, 2016, Devon Victory said…

Yes Mam I Was His Grand-kid I Miss Him So Much Every time I Talk To My Dad Sadly

At 8:43pm on July 4, 2016, Rudy Kendall said…
Give thanks for the feedback. I admit I am lazy at times when proofreading (or not) my posts. I will work on being more precise in the future.
At 6:59pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, we'll take it in part or whole, and don't fret your self, Trump won't send u back anywhere personal he's a friend of mine, it's not who u know, it's who knows U, he is a pan man, I gave him a tenor pan that he still has today...

At 4:44am on January 9, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CLAUDE Mi AMIGO, I'm a bit late on this comment, but DIAZ has taken $5 million TT dollars each year since he has been made President of Pan Trinbago, NOT $5 million in the six years, he's been there, he bought a new car when he became President and build two new houses, well what do U expect when the PT Central Executive Committee lets DIAZ signs CHECKS ???

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