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Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lennox Archibald Apr 10. 68 Replies

Dear WST "Members" There has been talk over the the past decades as to who is the best pan tuner inTrinidad and Tobago.Could you make your selection for the top (10) ten present or passed PanTuners?.…Continue

Shame on you Mr. Peters Minister of Cultural

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Sep 1, 2011. 12 Replies

The passing of Dr. Pat Bishop is a loss to the culture of art and music of Trinidad and Tobago andthe world over. It's a darn shame when we haven't heard one word from Mr. Peters. What a shame since…Continue

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Lennox Archibald replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"They were all great tuners.  But there was only one genius among them- Alan Gervais"
Apr 10
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"my answer to that is Wallace Austin,"
Apr 10
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Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage

Dear WST "Members" There has been talk over the the past decades as to who is the best pan tuner inTrinidad and Tobago.Could you make your selection for the top (10) ten present or passed PanTuners?. This question should be very interesting among the many pan lovers out there. See More
Apr 8
Gerard Clarke replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Van Leer made drums with a stamp/trade mark for companies which tuners sometimes obtained. When they made specifically for pan,they were stamp free."
Jun 15, 2018
Gerard Clarke replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Dellevi,that is not a Low C pan,very novice looking,dents,hammer marks,poor grooving with welding,difficult to recognize the trade mark of a tuner by looking at a pan like long ago,as tuners today hire different pan builders to construct their pans…"
Jun 15, 2018
Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Probably, someone mentioned it came from a oil drum from a company in La Brea, will look for serial numbers/names on the seam on the rim, thanks..."
Jun 15, 2018
Noah replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"I could be wrong but that looks like it was already on the drum before it was sunk... lots of pans have that type of thing on them"
Jun 15, 2018
Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Does anyone recognize the trademark "stamp" on this Low C Lead Pan (tenor-soprano) arrayed in cycle of fifths?  Tuner's Name?"
Jun 15, 2018
Don Clarke replied to Pan Times's discussion Order of Appearance (Large Bands) Panorama- 2018 Semi-finals - Sunday 28, January 2018
"I am not thinking or saying anyone is pushing Pelham out of the way, but when I see on W.S.T that these two gentleman shearing the same spot light it really don't make any sense whatsoever. You have never read that phase II ever talk about Ray…"
Jan 27, 2018
Don Clarke replied to Pan Times's discussion Order of Appearance (Large Bands) Panorama- 2018 Semi-finals - Sunday 28, January 2018
"How in the would would you believe anyone with common sense would think that two of the top arrangers like Pelham and "BJ" could arrange for a band like Exodus? that's just crazy it just won't work. There is a time for…"
Jan 27, 2018
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
" Caelton (sonny) Roach the INVENTOR of the Steel/Drum/ Pan, Anthony Williams, Herman (rock) Johnston and Wallace Austin PERIOD..."
Dec 11, 2017
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Puer "BULL SHIT"..."
Dec 11, 2017
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Pure "BULL SHIT"..."
Dec 11, 2017
Gerard Clarke replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Cupid, Phase 11 used Guppy for years. He ceased working for them due to a fall out."
Dec 9, 2017
Lennox Archibald replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"This is a nice post.  I have been trying to make the above point for years.  Trinidad has had a multitude of great tuners, but there was only one genius---Alan Gervais.  Same for arrangers.  However, the perfect pairing of tuner…"
Dec 9, 2017
Lennox Archibald replied to Don Clarke's discussion Who is the best overall Pan Tuner in Trinidad and Tobage
"Nice post.  However, Ellie's pan go out of tune very easily.  Allan Gervais was the master---and Ellie recognized that fact.  Listen to Guinness Cavaliers at their peak.   The sound was powerful and sweet and tonally…"
Dec 9, 2017

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At 8:45pm on January 24, 2014, Gregory Lindsay said…

Don,

On behalf of the board of Management and members of Power Stars Steel Orchestra, we are pleased to announce that our band's banner for 2014 will reflect the name of the composition as  "Take Me with You - A Tribute to Cyrus Busby"  for our  Panorama presentation.

Warmest regards

Lindsay

Mgmt.PSSO

At 8:14am on January 23, 2013, Curtis Betaudier said…

Greetings, Don. Firstly, let me state that is is an honour, I really love your music. The preliminary round of the large bands, is just a formality, because they are all guaranteed automatic qualification into the semifinal, hence the no introduction, slow pace and repeats with some bands. The semifinal round is where their competition actually begins. You came out kind of late for this short season, so may I suggest an early release for next season. I'm looking foward. Again.....love your music.

At 4:29pm on January 22, 2013, Don Clarke said…

Hi Curtis: I read your comment on Boogsie holding back his best for the final, I can't

agree with you on this one. Any band that does not give their very best during the

Preliminary stage of the competition should be kicked out, It should not matter if it's

a big name band or a big name arranger. All bands are given a sheet of concerns by

the judges so they can improve on their performance before the final. All Stars always

give their best so does other bands. It's a shame when some so call big band plays

cray but still makes it to the finals, this is not fair play.

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