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sung by Jimmy Chambers
composed by Jimmy Chambers and Tony Mason
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on the stage
Tonight is total carnage
Who will be champion
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 muscle
They ready and willing to rumble
The East done make it plain
That they sharing licks like rain
BLOWS, BLOWS, BLOWS
Blows sharing on the baba green
Green - is mean
Licks in their clothes
Panorama is plenty blows
Big up! the
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 line up already
And arrangers drilling constantly
It’s a rampage
Before they reach the stage
Helpers push the bands on the stand
Players with sticks in their hands
Eagerly wait for the command
A ting ting ting - blast off
The bands now rockin’ 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
Blows Blows Blows
Sweet pan jamming, on the drag, darling
Blows Blows Blows - Oh Laud
Is bacc-o-rama, in the Savannah
Sweet pan on the drag, so pull out your flag
Is Panorama, we have pan fever,
The bands on fire - ohye
Is Panorama, in the savannah...
Game over ohhhye!
Ohye ya yea, ohye yea, ohye ya yea
Betty and Jean, Dutty and mean
On the baba green, Oh God what a scene
Oye ya yea, oye ya yea, oye ya yea
Meh head real bad
But I’m feeling glad
Blows blows blows blows blows
Is blows they pelting
Real Licks they sharing
Let me big up the North stand....
Born in the Caribbean twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago (T&T), Jimmy Chambers traveled 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. In 2014, the original version of ‘Blows’ was unveiled, along with Pan In Rio, while Pan Majesty was in the spotlight for 2015.
For the upcoming season he has re-worked the previous release, Blows - Redux, and the track is featured here.
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.
Originally penned and released three years ago in a collaboration with pal Jimmy Chambers, the duo has re-released this track “with a totally different arrangement, tweaked melody and lyrics.” Featured here is Blows - Redux.
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