hey Courtney,most people know you as the Tripoli scratcher man but we go back a little further as the cuatro man with Robert diaz flute side from maraval with martin joseph now known as rudy martin in Toronto...Its good to see you're still in the business.It has been around 40 yrs since I met you in Mr Dolsingh's office on St Vincent st...thanks to WST we can keep in touch...take care...Robert...
Is this the Courtney Leiba from the Hugh Borde clan? Oh my, if so, this is George "Sony" Goddard's niece. You guys used to come by uncle "Sony" in Diamond Vale, Diego Martin, (Trinidad). Are you the scratcher man who fell into the water during performance and continued....awesome! I was extremely young thus, mesmerized by the skill of scratching from the water. How are you?
My name is Terry Noel,i do not think you will remember me. I am one of 3 who used to come down from Arima in 1966/7 to play with Tripoli. The others Shaky Coryat. Winston Huggins, Carl Wentworth. I was in the Mounted Branch at the time. (6154). I moved to London on carnival tuesday 1973. Hugh Borde still owing me for playing on the road. (laugh) Like you I have been promoting the pan around the world since 1973. So far I have taken the pan to over 45 countries including North Korea. I came to the Australian Youth Festival in Melbourne 1983. You can visit our website on www.btmelodians.co.uk
T. Noel JP
Happy Birthday and Season Greetings, how are everything with you, are you going to Trinidad for carnival? Well everything on this is OK and at present we are preparing for our annual Christmas concert on December 12th. Talk to you soon.
I played with Tripoli in early sixties & I remember seeing Courtney playing 'scratcher' in the lake at Expo '67 in Montreal. Always wondered where he was. Remembered the Timothys, and the Headleys, Big Boy and Durant, Boboy, Fat Keith, Untin, Mike, Frank et al. Good days dem.
HI THERE - DID U NOT PLAY WITH A COMBO SIDE IN TRINIDAD AS WELL AS BEING THE FAMOUS SCRATCHER MAN FROM TRIPOLI AT CARIBANA IN CANADA- BOY U ARE A FAR WAY FROM TNT BUT WE WILL ALWAYS BE HERE - HOPE ALL IS WELLL AND U ENJOYED CARNIVAL
Hello Mr. Courtney Leiba,
I never met you, but I think that I have known you since 1967. Why 1967? well! can you send me your e mail address, or mine is firstname.lastname@example.org. I know Mr. Michael Kernahan.