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"Claude Very good to hear you acknowledge the greatness of this arrangement. However, this world famous arrangement of 'A Minor' was done by the late great Dr. Jit Samaroo.   bugs"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This is a PRETTY GOOD RECORDING of PAN IN A MINOR ... whole day ah searching for a decent piece of PAN MUSIC ... ANDY NARELL is a REAL MUSICAL GENIUS!!!
"BEST PAN RENDITION I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE -- and I DO NOT LIKE PAN IN A MINOR AT ALL AT ALL. ANDY IS A REAL MUSICAL GENIUS!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion DESPOTIC RULE at Pan Trinbago! MASS RESIGNATIONS & ILLEGAL SUSPENSIONS by Robert Hernandez
"Aquil Arrindell: You stay out of this!!! Me and my candidate are having a PRIVATE DISCUSSION (in a public space -- we too old to ZOOM according to BEVERLEY) and we do not you cutting in like ah SPANISH RADIO STATION."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion DESPOTIC RULE at Pan Trinbago! MASS RESIGNATIONS & ILLEGAL SUSPENSIONS by Robert Hernandez
"LORD MR. HERNANDEZ: Yuh MASH DEM up with this LETTER!!! Exposing all the dirty laundry in PAN TRINBAGO. Please keep on EXPOSING BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE as a BLOOD SUCKING PAN SOUCOUYANT who is destroying PAN TRINBAGO and THE PAN BRAND and will stoop…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to play a SPARROW CALYPSO for COLIN POWELL -- he was a serious CALYPSO LOVER ...
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Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Fuad Abu Bakr bought Cold bottle water for his attacker after being assaulted. Pan Moving Forward (PMF) condemns violence.
"... according to my very well placed sources -- it have some UNRULY ISIS men looking for VERNON MORANCIE and dey eh looking to give him NO BOTTLE AH WATER, eh. And Marie Tobey and Lauren Pierre and BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE on ah NEXT LIST. So this this…"
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marilyn metivier-sheppard replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to play a SPARROW CALYPSO for COLIN POWELL -- he was a serious CALYPSO LOVER ...
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion How is AQUIL ARRINDELL or ROBERT HERNANDEZ ever going to become PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO if they are are afraid to CONFRONT BEVERLEY ...
"Bugs: I have never used my PAN CREDENTIALS on THIS FORUM ... I skirt around my credentials while I push for PAN PROGRESS ... but I have always respected you. So if you want to learn some stuff about my PAN CREDENTIALS  and you can read it and…"
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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 7:39pm on October 21, 2021, BEDE LOPEZ said…

Claude you are a very good AUTHOR,   NICE SEEEING YOU,

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...

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