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earl richards replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to BRENDA HOSANG
"Have a good one Brenda!!!"
May 29
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EARL RICHARDS: If you had to pick ONE CALYPSO as THE GREATEST CALYPSO you have ever heard, which one will you pick?
"Claude!!! I am working on my selection but as David Rudder said in one of his Calypso , To name one would make the others look small. You think you could come to Houston and scratch out we eyes, You mad oh meh lard oh, HOUSTON have more DOCTORS than…"
May 3
earl richards replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks gets Honorable mention - NY Daily News - CARIBBEAT
"Thanks When Steel Talks, You have circle the world with information about PAN, MARS is next Planet. Marsicans are waiting When Steel Talks. "
Apr 30
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion bugs: You started a GOOD PROJECT. We could compile a list of 20 EXPATS who TOOK PAN TO THE WORLD!!!
Apr 20
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion bugs: I had a BASKETBALL HALLUCINATION!!! I was watching a BASKETBALL PLAYER and then he suddenly turned into a BALLET DANCER and do a "pirouette" and then turn back into a BASKETBALL PLAYER ...
"Warriors got their hairs clipped by the clippers but I expect them to bounce back in game three."
Apr 16
earl richards liked Pan Times's discussion Finals Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2019
Mar 8
earl richards replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago says no to Exodus song change
"INEZ JOHN! I thought you hiding. Ah thought you went Foreign."
Feb 20
earl richards replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago says no to Exodus song change
"I wonder if Pantrinbago revisited the HISTORY OF PAN to see if the decision of EXODUS to change their TUNE OF CHOICE in mid stream ever happened before making that DRASTIC DECISION After all Solo Harmonites did it successful in 1973 when they change…"
Feb 20

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Two steel orchestras, one on a Saturday and one on a Sunday top PANORAMA Prelims and failed to make the National Finals

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Members can you name the year and the two Steel Orchestras that top the Panorama Prelims that was held on A Satuarday and Sunday respectively and they both played in the Semi Finals and were eliminated from the National Finals.   

PANORAMA CHAMPS FAILS TO MAKE PANORAMA FINALS THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:20pm 4 Comments

Members in 1974 the Panorama champs of the year before failed to reached the finals, Can you name the Steel Orchestra involved, and do you remember if it happened to any other Steel orchestra.

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

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:00pm 10 Comments

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.

band plays two different panorama tunes in the same year at panorama.

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:30pm 30 Comments

members,can you name the big steel orchestra that played one tune at panorama, then after the semifinals played a different tune for the finals. i know one band that did it, do you know or remember any steel  band doing that ?.     

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At 1:53am on June 26, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Earl; I've ask'ed the same question, Y do all steel bands sound alike, on one could give the answer, so hear goes, several things, (1) most of the arrangers, excluding Holman, Sharpe, Goddard, Greenidge, and Narell who sound alot like Invaders, are forging each other's recycled music, playing in the same keys, or only the lower area of the pan in F C G or D, (2) the tuners are using what is called "Harmonic" tuning which is for string instruments, "PAN" is NOT a string instrument, harmonic tuning is NOT accurate, they say when U strike a note U must hear a chord, when U hit C U must hear the C chord C E G, so when U R playing in C minor U will be still hearing the E instead of the Eb, this causes the tones/notes to clash, which causes a dischord or a humming out of key sound/noise, which allows the instruments to go out of tune easily, (3) the players DANCING and BEATING instead of PLAYING, I could go on and on but I'll stop for now...

At 3:59pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

EDITED VERSION;This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, or large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars won in 1963 /1964 and Guiness Cavaliers1965 /1967 both band's won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, the history of pan/steel band is already DISTORTED, so member Richards, what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 2:49pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, of large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars and Gunnisse Caveliar won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, as no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, so member Richards what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 8:07pm on May 21, 2009, Kevin Gowrie said…
hi earl, what about a " remember when? " in panorama! I can think of one, remember when desperadoes was eliminated in the preliminary stages of the event. Rudolph Charles then took what turned out to be a controversial matter to the courts and won. Desperadoes was then reinstated in the panorama, went to the savannah on final night and blew us away with the now famous Bradley's (deceased) arrangement of Nelson's " I going and party tonight." I'm open for correction.

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