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At 2:12pm on November 30, 2017, John Leonhardt said…

Looking for some missing lyrics on Maestros' song Champion of De Road.....how's your knowledge??

At 2:40am on March 7, 2016, Ajamu Nyomba said…

Greetings Glenroy. I was looking for a video of an interview with Oscar Pile which you posted in 2010 and another on steelband clashes, but they're no longer available on WST. Do you have these? Are you willing to share? Also, for a while I have been trying to source Stalin's "Whey I Band." Do you have that?

I looked at some of your impressive(477) video postings and postings on pan and calypso. One word: Awesome!

About the origins of pan, I agree that the North -South dichotomy is overplayed. I am from Egypt-Caledonia, born and bred Harmonites, but I spent some time in Central T'dad--Chaguanas, Freeport, Orange Field Rd., Carapichima and in Marabella (I am related in some way to Burton Forde, who managed Johnny DePieza) in the early '60s and I remember steelbands in those areas. In 1996 I interviewed Humphrey Reefer in Point. He took me to the beach site where he claimed pan was born!! Then there is the story of pan in Tacarigua and the Orisha influence. My mother was a Shango-Baptist.  I remember her running around with Francis Bedeau (sp) who was and Orisha and a great drummer!!

Will like to communicate with you outside of WST. I consider myself a panactivist and I am on the case.

Best,

Ajamu

panatlanta@aol.com

At 6:02pm on October 25, 2015, Orville DeVlugt said…

My dear friend Glenroy, I am so glad that you are back, I have made several inquiries about your recovery progress but did not receive any info. Yes I too have been a fan of your favorite dance band Clarence Curvan, and the other great bands you know them all back in the era. As you know that the Dutchy Brothers had great pleasure in joining them all on stage in non-stop dances. I need to know how to communicate with you on a personal note of the air ways. Thanks for keeping me updated with all the great talent on WSLT.

Orville Dutchy DeVlugt

At 3:26pm on July 19, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Glenroy; my hat's off to U again brother, that All Stars Rain-o-rama, music arrangement was well done, the piece was well balanced, a clear front line where U hear and can distinguish the melody all the way through, as the middle and background accompanied the front line was also well done, as all required musical arrangement, apart from Pan Am North Stars in the 1960s, All Stars Rain-o-rama, and Starlift Do Do Yeah Meah, is the best balance panorama I've heard from 1973  thru 2015, apart from Pan Am North Stars that is, of course I'm prejudice lol...

At 1:18am on July 19, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Glenroy U ole fox, I taught Anthony Williams and I was the only one's who still has those recording's, my hat off to U man, Williams and I played on that recording, along with 4 other surviving North Stars members, a collectors item cherish it forever man...

At 10:34pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yes Glenroy; Williams derive the 4ths & 5ths in 1949/50 while in Young Sunvallians, before they started Northern Stars, when Sunvallians broke up, the mobile unit derived from an idea Williams had when he became leader of St James North Stars in 1952, with double seconds, double and triple cellos, high bass, bass, and low bass, for a full conventional orchestration, the stage side was not doin to well though, the men prefered gambling at night, instead of rehearsing, but it was only at carnival time things was a different, he tried in 1954/55, but succeeded in 1956 with "pram wheels", then bicycle wheels, and in 1959 wheel barrow wheels, the racks started in 1957, and was completed  in 1959 with 4,5, and 6 set basses, yeap Glenroy the mobile unit was Williams baby...

At 8:12pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Pan has been in "Orbit" since the mid 1990s, as a result of abuse by "Pan Trinbago" to "Panmen/ Women, the pan tuners are not tuning the pans correctly any more, they're using what they called "Harmonics, when the word is Harmonic Tuning," which is for string instruments, WHERE "PAN" IS NOT A STRING INSTRUMENT, that alone put them way out in ORBIT, in some astronomical unit past Uranus and Saturn, they let some "White" Physicist named Ulf Korfman derailed/distract them from there plight to greatness, and the arrangers are not listening, thinking or balancing there music, instead the are recycling each others music, and not goin anywhere, there kyes the "Trajectory"...

At 7:31pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Glenroy; I almost forgot, I met Nerlin Taitt in 1963 while in Jamaica on tour with Pan Am North Stars, "Tony" Williams introduce me to him, where they had played at the "Roxy Theater" when Taitt won the ping pong soloist in 1956 with a tune called "Off Shore", what clear "Dexterity/both hands" as a "Guitarist and Panist he had, said Williams...

At 7:17pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Keep e'm coming Glenroy; I'm just lookin and listening, UR doin great...

At 2:57pm on July 15, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

How True Glenroy; an International Pan Festival would have been more appropriate, where this IPC was a CAMOUFLAGE by the REGIME to side track "pan men/women," from the real issue at hand, their existance in office, I saw "DIAZ" on T V this morning talking about " the Standardization and Development of Pan", he is of the opinion or think pan men are stupid, and no one out there is watching him, but he will soon find out that, "pan has already been standardize and developed", and no foreign band is going to beat a "Trini Band" in this IPC, unless Pan Trinbago want's it so, and if that happens, it will undermine the original "Panorama", and "All Hell will Break loose"...

At 12:19pm on June 23, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yeah Glenroy; and most pan people do not know the "Ray Holman" won the 1964 ping pong soloist competition, while being an assistant arranger to Albert "filo" James for "Starlift," Having a problem with the forum thread...

At 2:37am on May 19, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

GLENROY my good man; U R a thinker, GENRE has given "Pan" it's unique tonation and RANGE, in 1949 Williams saw that the instrument was limited, pan only had one # sharp, F#, which allowed the instrument to only play in the key of C and G, where one C was at (5) five o'clock, and the upper octave was at (11) eleven o'clock ect, where the instrument had became harp hazard, out of musical order he said, so he placed the upper C below the lower C, which allowed him to derive the 4ths & 5ths, by implementing the six physical movement, up down, left to right, backward and foreward, starting from low B, (2) two and 1/2 octaves to high D a (28) notes range, and Johnston his student took it to four (4) octaves a total of (37) notes, there is also a MEGA PAN with (42) notes, (7) notes short of the original 4ths & 5ths DESIGN PATENT of (49) notes, soon to be upgraded to (56) notes, I'll be posting a photo of the MEGA PAN on WST sometime soon...

At 2:51pm on May 11, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

U tell e'm Glenroy...

At 11:46am on May 10, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

GLENROY; U R not wrong, but these people, the regime, has TOTAL control of everything, they was alloted the fund's way before Panorama, GLENROY the T&T Government alot 1/4 billion TT tax payer's dollars every year to the Carnival Culture, Mas, Calypso, Steel Band's et al / and others, Pantrinbago is alloted at lease $27, to $ 34,5 million TT dollars, right now the money is in the Bank collecting interest, the longer it stay's their, the more money for the regime, they also take 10 % from each band, single, small, medium, and large, plus the On the Green revenue, these people has take the WHOLE CAKE...

At 6:04pm on May 9, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

No Glenroy; the "Genre" is there, but the pan men do not know what it is, or what to do with/about it, U see Glenroy, they do not know what they have, muchless what to do with it, it has become a whine and dance party, they can't play it without dancing, if they don't dance, they can't play, the instrument is about what come's out of it, this wonderful instrument of our's, is an instrument like no other, and it should be respected as such, In North Stars when Williams finished developing the ensemble, we had to become one with the instrument, the instrument would take us to many place's, at time's we were like we were in a trance, or daze with the music and tone's, I now believe this is too much or way above the pan men of today head...

At 6:29pm on March 4, 2015, natasha crawford said…

Do u have any more of Girl Pat steel band and any pics of the band and more about Hazel Henley it would be mostly appreciated I was truly Honor to part of her life and she did a great job of bring me up and in the same house in picton street where it all started because of her she made history for us women to be part of steelpan but she isn't getting the recognition she deserves thank you

At 8:26pm on November 24, 2014, Rolanddiaz said…

Glenroy, 

I have been following your videos and comments for quite sometime. However. Have you listen to"CRAWFIE Y DESPERS" 1977 " on YouTube. It Is the closet i have heard to a panorama band on the track, especially hearing Rudolph Charles on his MEGAPHONE

requesting the crowd to MAKE ROOM IN ORDER THAT THE PANS   can get to the stage... Please check it out and comment....

Past Player of Rising Sun / Sunland / and Amboy Symphony......

 

At 2:42am on June 10, 2014, Vernon A Seebaran said…

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My brother Clive has a channel on Youtube. Its his Autopanography that I have longed for him to do since after his time with Tony and Pan Am in the 60s.I think you'll like. If you see the cover of N&M Trendsetters 1979 he is on it. He met his 2nd wife in the band.

Some interesting arrangements he did for Angel Harps, Invaders and Music Makers to name a few.

At 11:53pm on March 11, 2014, Ian Franklin said…

Glenroy,

             The pan show is on Sundays at 9 pm on 91.9 fm the street. I will be back in Florida on the 18th. Keep up the good works.

At 4:23pm on March 11, 2014, Ian Franklin said…

Yes Glenroy,

                      Some of your article in the T&T news paper was read by Michael Marcano on his pan show last Sunday; I was a guest.  Were you locked on?

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