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Steelband Bomb Tune...arranger Neville Jules.
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DJ you are right. This tune was arranged by Terry Demas
I think I understand what Winston was trying to say.
Personally, I think this is a perfect example of a very good, even great road type pan tune for any era.
A very enjoyable piece for dancing and chipping along.
The term "bomb tune" however is used loosely today.
A Bomb tune used to be just that, an explosion,
It was the kind of tune you didn't expect to hear on pans at Carnival, and you wanted to hear every note of the band's interpretation of what was usually a complex classical piece.
I remember our band (Southern Marines) back in the old days played tunes like "Men of Harlech" or "Wonderland by Night" and we never thought they were bomb tunes.
When Southern Marines played "Handel's Largo" or when Sundowners played "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" those were bombs.
This was the early 1960s, folks and I'm not even talking about the "Town" bands.
Today, any well arranged non-calypso or pop tune is called a bomb tune.
With the modern equipment and the talents and capabilities of todays players and arrangers, a modern bomb tune should supersede anything from the old days and they don't, so the bar has been lowered.
But having said all that. this is still a fine pan tune.
What is Winston trying to say? What does he mean when he says," I didn't think this was good enough for these times" Musical arrangements of the 70's will be enjoyable in the 90's and beyond. What you did not like, other people Loved. Anyway, you did mention that it was your opinion.
Hamilton "The WEB" Alexander
Shuffling, moving + grooving. !!!!!
To me it is still as fresh as ever. Listening to it in 2013, October has me chipping all over my house. Thanks to 'When Steel Talks.'
Patrick Springer ,
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