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sung by Jimmy Chambers
composed by Jimmy Chambers & Tony Mason



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Verse 1

Tonight fire on the stage
Tonight its pure carnage
Who will be crown Champions
The North ain’t showing no mercy
They coming with force and energy
South say they coming hard 
The evidence in their pan yard
I hear Tobago flexing their muscles
They ready and willing to rumble
The East done make it plain
That they sharing licks like rain


Blows, Blows, Blows, Blows
Blows sharing on the Baba green
Green is mean, licks in yuh clothes 
Panorama is plenty blows 

Verse 2

Big up the Panorama    
Steelbands from all over
Make you wine with excitement
Sexy women bringing their swagger
And the jamming sweeter than ever
Oh what a lovely scene 
Here on the baba green
I see all the Giants rolling already
And arrangers drilling constantly
It’s a big rampage
Before they hit the stage



On the drag… Blows
On the stage…. more blows
All the bands, dey dropping bombs
Wanna be champions


Verse 3

Helpers push the bands on the stand
Players with sticks in hand
Eagerly wait for the command 
Ting ting ting ting… Blast off
Ting now rocking of course
In case you didn’t know
They just start to light the inferno
Rhythm shaking up the foundation
Bass and iron ignite the explosion
Judging will be tight
’Cause blows passing tonight



Sweet pan jamming’
On de drag, darlin' - Oh Lawd

Dis Panorama, in Queen’s Park Savannah
Is pure Bacch-o-rama
Sweet pan on de drag
I doh want to brag, so pull out yuh flag
And all yuh - doh lag

Betty and Jean, dutty and mean
On the baba green, oh what a scene
All Stars, Despers, Renegades, Silver Stars
Ah want to hear Phase II, Exodus
Tropical Angel Harps, Fonclaire
Skiffle Bunch [whey Invaders, boy]
(Tokyo, Tokyo) [soft chant, repeated]
On the baba green
Yuh know what ah mean
Ah lovin’ the scene... Is licks!

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Jimmy Chambers

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Born in the Caribbean twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago (T&T), Jimmy Chambers came to England with great expectations of being a successful singer and has since realised that ambition.

Having graduated college, Jimmy met up with up-and-coming vocalists of the day including Robert Palmer with whom he co-fronted the band DaDa. Jimmy recorded solo after the demise of DaDa and had success in the dance charts in the 80s before recording an album with Paul Young and doing a world tour with him. He also performed at Wembley Stadium with Paul at LIVE AID in 1985.

In 1987 Jimmy teamed up with pals Jimmy Helms, George Chandler and Willy M and co-founded Londonbeat. Jimmy wrote the song “I’ve Been Thinking About You” which Londonbeat recorded. The song became a massive hit getting to #1 in 27 countries! Londonbeat still gigs regularly all over the world.

Jimmy has also recorded with other major artists such as Tina Turner (Break Every Rule) and Fine Young Cannibals (The Raw and the Cooked). In 2005 Jimmy wrote and collaborated with the group Laventille Rhythm Section of Trinidad and Tobago with the songs “Warriors” and “North Stand.”

In 2012 Jimmy wrote songs for Panorama – including Underdog, also for J’Ouvert; he wrote about the present situation in T&T and also for the Carnival celebrations. For 2013 he came with two songs for the Carnival season,  – ’Rados!  – a tribute to the legendary steel orchestra Desperadoes, and Trini Girls, in which he pays homage to the beauties of his Caribbean homeland.

And now the 2014 Panorama season also bears his musical imprint with both Pan In Rio and Blows, the track featured here.

Drummer Tony Mason

Tony Mason is hailed as one of the world’s most dynamic and powerful drummers of today.  Born in Trinidad and Tobago, he was educated at St. Augustine Senior Secondary Comprehensive, where he developed a keen sense of rhythm at a very young age and was mentored by famous drummers of the day.

Tony attended the Drummers Collective school in New York, and went on to develop his own unique style and skills playing all forms of musical styles from Pop to R&B, Jazz, calypso etc...

Tony is celebrated and respected by A-list musicians and singers around the world, touring with many of them. He has showcased many drum master classes in Europe and also in Trinidad and Tobago.

For 2014 Tony collaborated with pal Jimmy Chambers and they wrote and produced the provocative song featured here, entitled Blows, for the Panorama season.

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