All great names and geniuses in their own right. One cannot pick one as the best but I (as a Bradley fan) have to say the Smooth was always underrated. his records speak for itself but moreso ears came to attention when All Stars Tenors rang out. Sweet
The only man with 9 Panorama wins the most by any one Arranger has to be at the TOP of the list for the records would indicate this . Dr. Jit "Thanks For The Music" . AND Please do not leave out Mr. Boogsie for he is right up there and always SHARPE . Thanks .
I agree with you Steve, while this is about Panorama with all due respect to Dr Jit, Boogsie is overall the true genius among them…apart from being Panorama champion arrangers Smooth, Jit, Bradley, Ray, Bobby and Anthony have all created Panorama classics that world last through the ages but none of them have taken on challenges like Boogsie, as an arranger, composer and performer.
Skiffle Bunch performance of his classical piece ‘In The Rain Forest’ http://youtu.be/OG-aiCJQ-ks is another example of why he’s called the Mozart of Pan.
Correct me if I’m wrong Boogsie is a champion arranger in the classics and calypso with his own compositions, he’s in a class by himself, this to me is what greatness is about and he's certainly a favorite of mine.
when it comes to arranging Smooth, Jit and Bradley are the best,not in any particular order
Yes WST, thanks for this great info, saying again, Great Great Talent. aka Trini Buggs.