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PANORAMA JUDGE SAYS TO A BIG FIVE STEEL ORCHESTRA THEIR PANORAMA SELECTION IS NOT A PANORAMA TUNE.

Members in 1975 A Panorama Judge wrote on the score sheet of A  big five Steel Orchestra that their Panorama tune of choice is not A Ponarama tune and awarded the band no points, The band failed to advance any futher.Can you name the Steel Orchestra and their tune of choice.

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Comment by Ian Franklin on June 11, 2013 at 9:55pm

Good Question Earl. in 1975 All Stars, Renegades, Starliff and Renegades were all thrown out at prelims.

I only know that Desperadoes played Kitchener's "Fever"

Comment by DJ on June 11, 2013 at 7:48pm

Bertel, without giving away too much....I'm pretty confident it was a rumour. I would have read that if it were so HINT HINT

Comment by Bertel Gittens on June 11, 2013 at 6:05pm

DJ, I got this from one of the Players in the Band, and he was big in the dance, so you should check this one out! But then again you have to expect anything in TRINI.lol.

Comment by DJ on June 11, 2013 at 5:59pm

Hi Bertel, LOL..no I think that one is rumour

Comment by Bertel Gittens on June 11, 2013 at 5:34pm

DJ, is their any truth to a year Trinidad All Stars played a Tamboo tune I think it was 'Free Up' and one of the Judges wrote a BIG shit on the Score Sheet? You probably no more of this than I do. Is it True?

Comment by DJ on June 11, 2013 at 4:25pm

Bertel, I think the decision at the time had more to do with wanting to keep the image of the band as above protest than anything else. Things have changed though..I do have unofficial word that a few matters have been dealt with through courts of late

Comment by Bertel Gittens on June 11, 2013 at 4:00pm

DJ, two things here, Father Seawell could have done anything in Trini at that time and get away with it, he was looked up to, and most Steelbands would not have spent that amount of money to go to court, as a matter of fact even today they would not spend that money to protest a judges decision in court. If my memory serves me right it was only Desperadoes that ever took a protest to court.

Comment by DJ on June 11, 2013 at 3:44pm

What I find amazing is that the band simply let the decision stand without official protest. Things have really changed a lot since then, I doubt they or any other band would allow the same thing to happen in 2013.

Comment by Kelvin scoon on June 11, 2013 at 10:35am

The calypsonian was Contender; real name I think is Mark John.

Comment by DJ on June 11, 2013 at 9:21am

The band was All Stars, the judge was the late Rev Seawell, the tune was Trinidad Oil by Johnny Calypso? Like these things seem to happen to All Stars a lot lol

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