ROOOOOARRR - Meet Super Blue

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Clivia R 4 Comments

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Any body who knows me...knows that I'm a CALYPSO head...not a Soca head perse..eh? I love the traditional calypso structure. Its what i grew up to...so it always evokes something in me.
Well ..I am In love....Ive found a soca song that makes me Giddy when i hear it. And you know what? I refuse to call it soca. Its a Calypso.....

Fayann Lyons = Meet Super Blue


Fadda Lord...this song makes me want to put on a cape and ruuuuunnnnnnnnnn...

First thing...the intro...
even before the music starts..
that...riddim...THAT RIDDIM....
The woman channelling daddy...
Yes Fay-ann I know..you are your own person..
but that drum line...
that riddim...

is Pure Baptist procession..
..ladies in white heading to the river...

That drum line is call and response at its purest TRINIDADIAN spirit..
I bet the drummer tyad no TAILLL when this song done..
and the song aint start yet

Second...
I know they simulated...yeah..
but HORNS!! People!! HORNS!!

You don't hear that anymore!!!
The days of Roy Cape and Charlies Roots and Byron Lee and Blue Ventures...
where the horn men melodies so intricate if you blink you miss it..
The woman have Horns leading into her song....

THEN..

Verse One..
The structure is call and response...
If that aint Traditional Calypso structure I don't know what is
AND..
Count them..
16 Bars! Its the formula!!
Traditional Calypso. 16 Bars Verse, Bridge [ if you Brave] ..and then Chorus

and what a Bridge!!!!!
First thing..
Its a Minor Key... a Key change always builds excitement in a song anyways....
A build up to the release ..the Explosion in the chorus..
And Miss lady kicks that up a notch and goes MINOR key...
I am already a sucker for a minor key switch..

THEN...

You hear the bravado in the lyrics...????

They Trying to Flop me..
And No they cyan stop me
Long time they wah drop me
So they Underrate Meh

Let the people know..
Tell them I am not my father...
I Bad like him but the truth be told
Like me they will be no other.....

WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY...


I almost wanna sing Santimanitay...

Bragging rights in your BACKSIIIIIDE...
This calling back to the days of the War Calypsos..
when every body was a "Growling" or a "Roaring" ...

ROAAAAAAAAAR Fay Ann


Been Hearing them Lately
She dont act like a Lady
Make no Apology
So who doh like meh could Bite Meh


I looooove it..

and wait...
allyuh the verse and bridge is percussion and horns...[like somebody Daddy]
aint no big music up in there..
percussion and Horns....

I can almost SEEEEEE the Base Man in Despers bussin a wine playing that ..
rhythm and Melody
engine room pushign a whole steelband..

That Bridge is Powerful like a Mac Truck!!
Oh GEEEEEEEEEEEEED I love it.!!

THEENNNNNNNN..

the wicked woman...
The WICKED WOMAN give you a break down...
a little piece to catch your breath...
from running up and down...
a little bounce ...bounce and bounce and bounce...

annd then..
The WICKED ROOAAARING FAYANN....
Jumps BACK into the BRIDGGGGGGGGGGGE!!!

FYAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Tell them that a tough Like Iron
When i done with them they bound to know why mi name is Fayann Lyons


Fayann ...I dont know who wrote this.. I hope its you..

You have restored my faith in Calypso....its not dead...its still living in you...
yes you are your father's child..
But you earned my new Name for you

Roaring Fay Ann Lyons


ROOOAARRRRRR!!!

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4 comments:

MAS ASSASSIN said...

YES GIRL I LOVE THAT TUNE, REAL BATTLE MUSIC...

Cliviaalana said...

Assassin...can you imagine when the Steelbands Play this??? That minor key bridge???

Ive been known to cry on cue.. I think i would..haha..

Penze said...

Lawd... MADNESS... I CANNOT WAIT FOR SATURDAY!! Lol....

HQ said...

OMG...Cliv you have no idea how much I love this song, from the first moment I heard it1 But only a true Trinbagonian could break it down the way you just did...you just did a class on calypso music with this post! LOL