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Lord Kitchener - The Carnival Is Over

Lord Kitchener - The Carnival Is Over

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Comment by David E Bratt on February 10, 2016 at 4:53pm

Melody fadder!  Words to linger over.  And so timely.  He always was timely.  Paints a nostalgic picture of what is and was, from the very first words....."The sun is descending, the moon is approaching...and the crowd is gone!" Like he was psychic: "Seems like nobody is interested to carry on...." , and, "Where is all that music, that sounded so terrific?"  

The heart of the Carnival is the music.  Where is that music, the music that drives the mas, the masquerader, the pan?  If the Carnival is not over, it at a dead end.

Comment by M Hinkson on February 10, 2016 at 10:03am

The Grand Master, no hands in the air required! Whatever the topic,whatever the mood... Kitch could make beautiful music and lyrics to remember.

Comment by evan lobo on February 10, 2016 at 8:50am

 it would be nice to hear this played among other great pieces on carnival days in between the  soca noise

 the real grand master

Comment by Aca Mika'el on February 10, 2016 at 8:06am

Just last evening I was playing it for my wife and daughter. Added mix was Duvonne Stewart, and, Mavis John. Is it that the ability to write good lyrics and music is gone? So CXC, CAPE, Bachelors, Masters, waste of time then? These fellars, Kitch, Blakie, Sparrow, Spoiler, oh gorm, the list is so long - they did not have all dah set-a-papers. 

Comment by Louis George on March 10, 2013 at 10:18pm

The perfect tune for the end of Carnival. The Grand Master was a true "Master".

Comment by Carol Cabral on February 17, 2013 at 7:59pm

This is a perfect example of Calypso and great music rhythm, that's why the steelpans played Kitch..

Comment by Jennifer Nathan on February 15, 2013 at 5:03pm

I share the sentiments of Glenroy Joseph especially "reluctantly went home". No tourist no clown. This tune is what I call groovy (way before the category).

Comment by David E Bratt on February 15, 2013 at 2:58pm
Oh gord, this tune nice!
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on February 13, 2013 at 1:53pm

The greatness of the Grand Master.

This calypso perfectly expresses the sentiments felt, especially as a youth, as las' lap ended, the clock turned over from Carnival Tuesday into Ash Wednesday, and one reluctantly went home, knowing that the Carnival was over.

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