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Ian Franklin
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • United States
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Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Culture Minister considers pedestrianising streets for Pan prelims
"NO IDEA IS BAD, AND THIS ONE COULD BECOME GOOD IF THE COUNTRY HAS $ FOR SCHOOLS $ FOR HEALTH CARE $ FOR INFRASTRUCTURE. Yes, I know up to circa 2003 bands moved and not the judges. However, the worth of a blue note today is equal to a few reds (lol)"
Feb 14
Ian Franklin commented on Pan Times's video
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Meet Odie Franklin, Marc Brooks & Kendall Williams - Steelband Arrangers

"I enjoyed this interview 12 days later. Good luck to the American Trio."
Jan 12
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Desperadoes Steel Orchestra - "Whop Cocoyea" - Cool-Down Version

"I say Desperadoes' 4th place in 2004 was due to the gradual tempo increase."
Jan 7
Ian Franklin replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DUVONE STEWART SPEAKS HIS MIND!!!
"EXACTLY!"
Dec 18, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DUVONE STEWART SPEAKS HIS MIND!!!
"Pan people, Panorama 2018 results were read out to the Steel Orchestras sometime in February. The month is now DECEMBER 2018. OK, so no disbursement from Pan Trinbago was made in April, May, June. HELLO! HELLO! HELLO! Why the PAN FRATERNITY did not…"
Dec 18, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Janine Charles-Farray's discussion Young Despers Bassist arranges for Lydian Steel this Christmas! 'The Gift', Queen's Hall
"Thanks and the best to all. Special kudos to Kwesi Moore."
Dec 15, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Finals Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama - Renegades End 21-Year Title Drought
"Let's do the mathematics correctly. Renegades won its 9th Panorama in 1997, and its 10th in 2018. Which means that Renegades' drought years were; 1998, 1999, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 2017…"
Dec 10, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago plans J’Ouvert for Panorama semis
"I do not understand why the top bands will risk the possibility of not moving pass the semis. Or, are the bands who think they do not have a good chance of making the semis are the bands that will take part in this proposed Savannah Party…"
Dec 9, 2018
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Crossfire (1947) - Crossfire Steel Orchestra

"So Crossfire was formed in the late 1940's!  Anyone knows when Tripoli was formed? Talking about Crossfire and Tripoli, both bands won The Independence Steel Band Music Festival in 1963 and 1965 respectively."
Nov 17, 2018
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Great Panorama Moments -- Amoco Renegades - Rant And Rave - Panorama Finals 1991

"I remember watching this 1991 Renegades performance on VHS and later a member of renegades was asked why the band removed its canopies. I cannot quote the exact answer the member gave, but he said something about sound bouncing back and causing…"
Nov 17, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch Live stream -- NIU Steelband, All-University Steelband, Steel Pan Studio, & CSA Steelband
"I enjoyed this concert, good job"
Nov 11, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Live -- Pan Trinbago Elections 2018 - Drama, Passion, High Emotions
"At this time 3:38 pm, could we get some more updates, please!"
Oct 28, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Live -- Pan Trinbago Elections 2018 - Drama, Passion, High Emotions
"Who is the gentleman that is claiming that he is left out of the voting process?"
Oct 28, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to michael wong's discussion KIM LOY WONG tuner & panist has passed...
"Condolences to the family and friends on the passing of Mr. Kim Loy Wong. I was told that Kim should have been credited for introducing the "oval shaped inner" notes. It has been alleged that another tuner came to his facility in Harlem,…"
Oct 17, 2018
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Despers USA Takes 2018 New York Panorama Championship After Twenty Years - with Champion Arranger Odie Franklin
"Thanks Pan Times and congratulations to all 7 participants. No comparisons, just coincidental: (1) Duvone Stewart and Odie Franklin were players when their respective entities won for the 9th time. (2) Going back to the "19th Century"…"
Sep 13, 2018
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BIG5 Pan Concert September 22nd, 2018

"Good luck to the Big 5 2018 concert. Anyone knows if "Pay Per View" is in place. My opinion, too much free pan."
Sep 13, 2018

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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
I am a proud product of Laventille. After family responsibilities my next love is for the National Instrument of T&T, and I hope that all of us will respect the instrument, and not abuse it. I,E, do not place chromed pans on the ground. I have penned 6 compilations: "400 Questions & Answers on Pan from 1960 to Present" "Crossword Puzzles of Trinidad & Tobago"
"Some multiplication made easy in T&T" "Trinbaku is my Sudoku in T&T" "Panorama Finals 1963 to Present" "Desperadoes<>Rudolph Charles and Beyond" My E Mail is, laventl@aol.com: Phone (754)779-7547:T&T (868)624-9317

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These 7 have played with a large winning panorama band and later became a winning arranger

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 9:56am 2 Comments

At Panorama 1965, Steve Achaiva was a panist with Cavaliers and

in 1975, he arranged for Hatters.

At Panorama 1969, Herschel Puckerin, Len Sharpe and Pelham Goddard were all panists with Starlift.

In 1978, Herschel arranged for Starlift, in 1987, Len arranged for Phase II and Pelham arranged for Exodus in 1992.

In 1973, Leon Edwards was a panist with All Stars and in 1980 arranged for them.

In 1966 and 1970 Robert Greenidge was a…

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LOOKING BACK AT PANORAMA 2018

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 9:11pm 1 Comment

(1) Skiffle changed their tune 6 days before the prelims and still placed in the top-three.

(2) St. Margaret Boys' won the Primary Schools Panorama for the 1th time since 2004.

(3) Renegades Youths with arranger Andrew Charles won their 5th  consecutive Junior Panorama for a total of 11 wins since 2002.

(4) St. Francois Girls College with arrangements from Rorry Aleong won the High Schools Panorama for the sixth time in eight years. They now share the lead with St.…

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JUST SOME STATISTICAL PANORAMA TRIVIA!

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 8:55am 0 Comments

ON 4 OCCASIONS STEEL ORCHESTRA/ARRANGER HAS SCORED 97% OR HIGHER AT A PANORAMA FINAL.

(a) List the respective orchestras/arrangers

(b) List the years

(c) List the tunes

(d) List each placement, i.e 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.

(e) List the respective points scored

JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 6:17pm 4 Comments

(1) FROM 1973 THROUGH 2015, TUNES WITH PAN AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES AT CONVENTIONAL PANORAMA FINALS.

(2) BANDS HAVE WON MORE PERFORMING AT POSITION #1 AT PANORAMA THAN POSITIONS 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 and 13.

(3) OUT OF THE 54 YEARS OF PANORAMA FINALS, ONLY 3 YEARS STEEL ORCHESTRA PERFORMED A DIFFERENT TUNE. THE YEARS ARE 2006, 2015 and 2016.

(4) RAY HOLMAN and DESPERADOES ARE THE ONLY NAMES THAT WERE PANORAMA FINALISTS IN 1960'S, 1970'S, 1980'S, 1990'S,…

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JUST SOME MORE PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 7:27pm 0 Comments

THESE ARE THE GROSSED EARNINGS IN MILLIONS FROM 2007 THROUGH 2017 FOR THE LEADING 6 STEEL ORCHESTRAS AT PANORAMA FINALS.

ALL STARS          9.9

PHASE II              8.I

SILVER STARS    6.9

RENEGADES       5.9

DESPERADOES  5.8

EXODUS              5.3

WHO DO YOU THINK IS #7?

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At 6:43pm on August 26, 2017, philmore moses said…

I'd like to know about the band Tornado from Point?

At 9:10pm on September 6, 2016, Sheldon C Brown said…
Brother Franklin good day and I hope all is well with you
Recently i was in a discussion with the guys and the point of weather or not there was a band named boys town from point cumana that won the steel band music festival on two occasions,after much deliberations we could not decided on the facts so I thought of you to bring some clarity to the situation.this should not be a brainteaser for a man of your ability
By the way I'm the guy who was collecting the signatures in point on borough day this year
At 10:47am on September 27, 2014, Tanty Pearl said…

No. Belmont Valley Road

At 1:27am on April 2, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

Nice to know. Hope Florida is treating you well. Yes I read about my uncle tash in one of your books. On that note of books, I need a list of what books you have. I wanna get some for my personal collection so let me know what you have and the price :-D

At 8:35pm on April 1, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

LOL thanks Ian. Hope all is well on your side 

At 7:56pm on March 11, 2014, Glenroy R Joseph said…

Unfortunately, I was unaware of the show, Ian.

I'll try to tune in to it

At 1:58pm on October 20, 2013, FOY BARNES said…

Hi Ian, good to hear from you. I reached out to you a few weeks ago as I was going down to Ft,Lauderdale on a job interview. I was recruited by some headhunter about an architectural position. I did get the job so I will be relocating to Ft. Lauderdale in a few weeks. Hopefully we will hook-up some time.

At 9:59pm on September 4, 2013, Annette Agarrat-Beckles said…
Ian, This is the correct name of the publication, if you are interested in purchasing it. Annette

"Golden Anniversary of Panorama" is the latest publication of Pan Trinbago Inc TC.
At 9:16pm on April 29, 2013, Gordon said…

Ian,

Gordon from New York. Unfortunately my phone was stolen so I lost all your information. I am still very much interested in that book

At 8:47am on April 29, 2013, paddy corea said…

BIG UP IAN.  BRUTE FORCE (Antigua) had the record (earliest) untiL THIS. NICE WORK.  I need to contact HEADS. Ask  him  to call me re the TRIPPLE CELLO.  PADDY COREA Dspers USA

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