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Trinidad All Stars - "Play yourself" - Panorama Preliminaries 2012
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All Stars Forever, some people need to get a life....
"Smooth makes the savannah happy," Dr. Jit Samaroo 1998, still true now in 2012. Creativity, stability consistency and continuity are some of the trademarks of sustained excellence. Some of the same people critical of Smooth's original winning style are praising the attempted resurrection of Bradley's and Jit's styling instead of encouraging these young talented arrangers to find their own voice. Celebrate the music.
Thanks Yellow for the sanity.
DJ, Brian - in the face of criticism one cannot defend themselves but must act. TAS always act up at the appropriate time.
i am a junior panorama judg and i think allstars is gt, when silver stars won with first in line and the following year they won again, pp started saying is the same music over and over again. jit and renegades won panorama panorama a near 10 times and tell mwe you hear any diff in the style in the music, winning is not in the arranger style, is how the arrangement use hi arrangement in the tune. its like football all team has they formular and thats what make them different from trhe rest.fopr all you lunies who dont know anyting about pan, i can be walk up federick st and any ban can be on the drags playing i can tell you that, its call steel band ears, you may here a band played a good song and you taught they should b in the final. na na, a good sounding band is different than a well orchestrared band, and thats what invaders, all stars, exodus, silver stars, are they are quality, ansd check it out they all play with very high spped, drilling a band like this i and getting a final product on a final night, man that is the boom. congrats to all the bands taking part in tnt panorama 2012, professor earl brooks, love you guis man.
Every arranger has their own distinct style. For the most part you can listen to a tune and accurately guess who is the arranger. I have my favorite arrangers and what I look for is how their arrangement style fits the song. I don't want them to be too different from what I am familiar with. As a matter of fact that is what I am attracted to is the first place. I want Boogsie to arrange like Boosgie, Smooth to sound like Smooth, and let Robert do his thing. It's all good.....respect!
I am not easily agitated but I have to say something. I am tired of the double standard of some of pan folk. If you are honest, you will admit that Boogsie has been using a similar minor jam since 'Do What You want' in 2002, the same long stop since "Music in we Blood' in 2003 and the same one note tenor phrase since 'Pan Rising' in 1986.
Yet nobody accuses Boogsie of doing the same tired thing over and over.
Bradley, RIP used to use the same swells from 'Sailing' over and over till his passing, and would sometimes have very little going on for extended periods of time in the arrangement.
Yet he was never accused of doing the same tired thing over and over.
For some reason, there are people determined to attack Smooth Edwards and All Stars in particular. I do not know what the reason for this double standard is, but I see it over and over again and it is overbearing.
If you don't like a band, don't listen to them, there is no reason to border on slander, almost like if there was some personal vendetta.
Now I fully expect some people to become agitated at this comment, and I think that agitation would reflect the fact that we are not just dealing with musical appreciation, but some form of grudge or vendetta against a man and the band he works with.
Time to appreciate all that we have and stop the hating,. At the end of the day, it is still 1.5 Million Trinis against the world. Time to appreciate all that we have.
Despers strums lazily. Phase 2 is discordant. Renegades has plenty runs in the middle pans. All Stars utilizes runs in the frontline. Exodus is clean and emphasizes dynamical contrast. If anyone wants to hear something radically different, try the medium or small categories, else deal with reality. Style and content are not the same thing. These bands all have their own style which is recognizable and loved. Deal with it.
I love the Stars but giwee something new nuh! Same old same old!!
Same music every year.Maybe some changes in phrasing, but realistically, please. They believe in the old saying "if it a'int broke don't fix it. Tired, tired, tired, of listening to the same predictable music every year, try something.
ALL STARS FOREVER
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