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Tird One

by Shorty&Slim

Shorty&Slim #3: They just keep it coming with more of the Calypso, Reggae, Latin, and Rock-n-Roll blend. Lyrically based on the country of Panama and the Panama Canal Zone, and sung in the sweet "Baysian" tongue that we all know and love.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Transismican
Shorty & Slim
3:36 $0.99
2. Patio Sale
Shorty & Slim
3:57 $0.99
3. Gold and Silver
Shorty & Slim
3:38 $0.99
4. Reunion ( Wappin Man!)
Shorty & Slim
3:42 $0.99
5. I Don't Know Why
Shorty & Slim
2:45 $0.99
6. Old Days
Shorty & Slim
4:09 $0.99
7. Cold Shiver
Shorty & Slim
4:06 $0.99
8. Leaves of Green
Shorty & Slim
4:14 $0.99
9. Me Voy!
Shorty & Slim
2:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
SHORTY&SLIM is a pleasing blend of Calypso, Reggae, and Caribbean sounds with a touch of Rock-n-Roll, and has best been described as “Canal Zone Folk Music”!! Conceived in a Gamboa living room in 1992 and later captured on 4 CD productions, (Life on Mango Street ‘95, Gone Platano ‘97, ‘Tird One ‘99, and Down to Panama ‘06) it is written all about Panama and the Canal Zone by Panamanian Zonians, and it’s the only musical production of its kind to truly capture the sights, sounds and experiences of living in or visiting the beautiful Paradise of Panama and the Canal Zone. It is Original, feel-good music that will make you laugh, cry and remember the days.

TIRD ONE (Baysian pronunciation for "Third") is just that: Shorty&Slim's third release. It was recorded once again at nights and on long weekend sessions (Alex was working in Colon again) and amongst the moving boxes and mayhem that was the Seitz family's big move from Panama to Germany because the American Canal Zone was shutting down. Recorded in the most relaxing atmosphere of Evan Rodaniche's MasterBlaster Studio in Corozal Panama, the guys tried some new things on this CD with ladies background vocals ala-Bob Marley-style, and their first Spanish song "Me Voy!". Time constraints put a limit on the recording, however, but S&S were still able to put out a memorable CD. (The last few songs were arranged in Dave's empty house, but nice reverb!) It seemed like the next day after the last song was recorded, Dave and family were on a plane leaving their homeland behind.

The TIRD ONE is regarded as a "going away" album by Shorty and Slim. The lively songs have melancholy undertones about the uncertain future of the Canal Zone, as the TRANSFERENCIA of the waterway was right around the corner and hundreds of families were being uprooted from Panama because of it. At the time of the completion of the recording, Dave and Alex had no idea how or when another CD was going to be produced, and they left the future of Shorty&Slim in the hands of the Lord...

For additional Bio info on David Seitz (BHS’77) and Alex Reyes (BHS’89), a.k.a. SHORTY&SLIM, click the "Life On Mango Street" link, below-left, or go to www.myspace.com/shortyandslim:



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Ralph Mendenhall

The guys made another great one
Alex and Dave (Shorty and Slim) did great another great job with this CD. The music takes me back home to Balboa, CZ, during the 'good ol' days!

Steve J

One of the most awesome albums ever produced and recorded.
Great Island/Panama Reggae still ever produced. Great drinking music and relaxing at the same time.


Great! A must for everyone who ever made Panama their home.
Tracks 1, 4 and 5 are my favorites, they made me laugh out loud with memories of "home."

Pat Propst

The continuation of Zonian Folklore that touches the soul
Shorty and Slim remain faithful to their hearts and ours by giving us more of the ballads that reflect the ethos of the Panama Canal Zone. I'm so grateful for what they have done and continue to do (even more grateful that I have access to it).

Daniel Reyes From Panama

Best Claypso mix with reggae, flok and rock
A band from Rep of Panama successfully blended of Colypso, reggae, flok and rock music into a light,smooth sound with lyrics about Panama the Canal and the Canal Zone Town. Thy love Panama and the old Canal Zone days the Canal Zone was a town in Panama untell the U.S.A. gave it back to Panama. The Canal is a water way that ships from all over the world use to get cago from one place to anothere faster. U.S.A. gave the Canal Zone in 1979 to Panama and December 31, 1999 marked the transfer of the Paname Canal from the United States to the Republic of Panama. We remember all those who built, maintained, and secured the Panama Canal so that the world could have a "shortcut". All of us that were so fortunate to be a part of this marvel, in whatever capacity, take great pride in what was accomplished. We all left a part of ourselves in the Canal and Canal Zone Town of Panama. — Will always have a special place in our hearts for this place. The music talks about the life they lived in the Canal Zone Panama and people that worked on the Panama Canal.Panama is Paradise to theme and me to . They Love Pamama and want to sing about it.God Loves You Me To Daniel Reyes