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Death of another West Side Symphony Pan Man

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hamilton web lexander Sep 22, 2012. 14 Replies

Only last week we buried a former West Side Symphony member, three days ago we lost another Michael Reese aka Savage.Like deceased Michael (Birde) King he too was one of our good and…Continue

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Steel Band of the Royal Guard of Oman

"Great and also a message for all Steel Bands I like to say Steel Orchestras and as a member of one of the first Steel Symphony's  BWIA Sun Jets aka West Side Steel Symphony besides playing good music one of our mottos was dress to impress…"
Apr 19
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orlandoSteve replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion In Rememberance of Herman "Rock" Johnson died April 30 2001 (14 yrs ago)
"One of the Greatest Pan Men ever Captain, Tuner, Arranger and Inventor. Sir Herman "Rock" Johnson an uncrowned king may he Rest In Peace."
Nov 23, 2018
orlandoSteve replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Comparing the RENEGADES and DESPERADOES versions of "YEAR FOR LOVE"
"Too much old talk, one of the best semifinals in years. lots of nice old time calypso's being played by the medium bands, from Arrow's Long time to Brigo's Limbo Break being played by four times winners Pan Elders. Pan…"
Feb 5, 2018
orlandoSteve replied to Pan Times's discussion Trinidad's birdsong Music Org. Under Siege - Threat of Destruction Eminent.
"I am one not in favor of Government involvement and Intervention in the SteelBand Movement, because  I truly believe thats the main reasons that most of the bands are not self sufficient. As regards the Pan Yards that a different story, I…"
Aug 11, 2016
orlandoSteve replied to Pan Times's discussion A WST Review -- Metamorphosis - Leon “Foster” Thomas
"Congrats nice work Mr Thomas I am really impressed with your music and attire haven't seen a panist that looked so professional in years. Reminded me of the good old days of West Side Symphony / BWIA Sun Jets when we not only played…"
Jul 18, 2016
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Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father (Steelpan Cover)

"Sounds good, keep up the good work Keishaun. Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads and Single Mom"s "
Jun 19, 2016
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Supernovas Panorama Semi Finals 2016 Performance [ NH PRODUCTIONS TT ]

"Great performance as of now this is the dark horse in the race"
Jan 26, 2016
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orlandoSteve replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion One of our Comrades Glenroy Joseph is having a serious operation tomorrow, your Thoughts and Prayers are most appreciated,
"Wishing you a successful operation and God's speed with your healing."
Sep 1, 2015
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho left a comment for orlandoSteve
"Orlando; U never answered the query, who was the pan tuner for BWIA Sunjets when U played with them in 1968/69, as for Norman "darway" Adams NO, darway never played pan or iron, he use to collect band fees in…"
Jul 20, 2015
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"Guy's I don't know if Darway ever played pan but I heard that he was a member of Invaders and that he played the Iron. I believe since he was familiar with all the west bands and a lover of Steel Band Music, he did a lot of…"
Jul 20, 2015
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho left a comment for orlandoSteve
"I knew them all, Taitt from the 1956 Music Festival, Carlos Malcom, Trevor Lopez, in 1963, Byron Lee 1968 - 69, Bunny Wailer, Robert "nesta" Marley etc, my question was, who was the tuner for BWIA Sunjets on tour in…"
Jul 14, 2015
orlandoSteve commented on Glenroy R Joseph's blog post Remembering Pan and Reggae Legend Nerlin "Lynn" Taitt
"I believe he was the inventor of the Ska which turned into the Rock Steady and finally into the Reggae. So that's the reason. his name may not have been mentioned. Most people of don't know the evolution of Reggae…"
Jul 13, 2015
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho left a comment for orlandoSteve
"Question; who was the TUNER for BWIA Sunjets West Side Symphony, when they played "Ride Your Donkey, Tell Mama, Jamaica Ska, Whiter Shade of Pale"???"
Jul 13, 2015

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At 12:25pm on July 20, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Orlando; U never answered the query, who was the pan tuner for BWIA Sunjets when U played with them in 1968/69, as for Norman "darway" Adams NO, darway never played pan or iron, he use to collect band fees in "Invaders" being a hench man for Ellie, he grew up with Ellie Mannette when Ellie used to live on Jerry Street in the old days, I know more about Ellie as he and my MOM are cousins, born the same year 1928 in San Soci Toco Trinidad & Tobago, but I'm still trying to place U, as I was there with BWIA Sunjets West Side in Jamaica, U being there, U should know who the tuner's was...

At 12:18am on July 14, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

I knew them all, Taitt from the 1956 Music Festival, Carlos Malcom, Trevor Lopez, in 1963, Byron Lee 1968 - 69, Bunny Wailer, Robert "nesta" Marley etc, my question was, who was the tuner for BWIA Sunjets on tour in 1969, who arranged "Ride Your Donkey" and what pan did U play, I'm trying too place U...

At 7:14pm on July 13, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Question; who was the TUNER for BWIA Sunjets West Side Symphony, when they played "Ride Your Donkey, Tell Mama, Jamaica Ska, Whiter Shade of Pale"???

At 11:31pm on July 4, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Then U was there with him / Norman Darway ADAMS, when he and his Jerry Street Gang pelt bottle and stone in Pan Am North Stars pan yard, that bust "Darko, Skinner, and Arthur Murray head"???

At 8:29am on March 8, 2012, BEDE LOPEZ said…

Aye, Steve, I had sent u a request before about West Side, send an answer, I used to play in west side 1965, thanks

At 8:44am on February 9, 2012, BEDE LOPEZ said…

aye, steve, this is bede, i used to play the echophone in 1965 with francis, what pan u used to play and what year

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