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Steelband Bomb Tune...arranger Neville Jules.

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Comment by Daniel L on November 25, 2014 at 8:10am

DJ you are right. This tune was arranged by Terry Demas

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on January 12, 2014 at 2:25pm

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.

Comment by Hamilton web lexander on January 12, 2014 at 9:28am

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

Comment by winston on January 11, 2014 at 12:15am

Shuffling, moving + grooving. !!!!!

Comment by Patrick Springer on October 6, 2013 at 9:36pm

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 ,

Hampton, Georgia.

Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on October 6, 2013 at 8:53pm
I have always loved All Stars , but I think I am going to ruffle some feathers here . I don't think Neville arranged this .When I first listened to it I thought it was from the 70's as this was the type of arrangement we would do back then but when I saw it was recent , I didn't think this was good enough for these times . Come on arrangers You can do better . Didn't like it . My opinion only .Blessings . Winston .
Comment by DJ on October 6, 2013 at 6:15pm
I believe the arrangement is by Terry Demas who took over arranging bomb tunes for All Stars a few years ago
Comment by Alan Field on June 28, 2010 at 8:11pm
All Stars forever !!
Comment by Lorraine O'Connor on June 15, 2010 at 2:39pm
By the way, this song and other BOMB songs are available on a CD called The Bomb recorded live Jouvert morning.. check it out at www.trinidadmusicstore.com

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