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Lionel" Tanker" George (1930-2017)

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 3:32am 4 Comments

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…

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At 1:33pm on June 16, 2013, Trevor Emanuel Cooper said…

Hey Pro, glad to hear from you. Sad news Robert Gittens , Valmon second brother died on Thursday. He and Red Carl used to lime close together, well, he has followed Carl over the bridge of life.

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