singer with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires Oscar B
sings the popular single Dentist at arranger/producer Leston
Pauls Mt Lambert studio, on Wednesday. Photo: Dilip
is the dentist going inside; you gotta open wide,
croons Oscar B at arranger Leston Pauls Mt Lambert
studio. This was last Wednesday.
He even has a dentist dance to go with the lyrics like They
call me professional, they call me expert/No way would it
hurt/And if by some miracle you feel pain/It is only natural
you would come again.
Buoyed by the response to the groovy, laid-back single,
composed by Barbadian calypsonian Gabby and arranged/produced
by Paul, Oscar B (Benjamin) said: Dentist is just
tailored for Oscar B. It has been getting good airplay.
The feedback is a lot of people like it.
dont think anybody else could do it. It is typically
my vein...soft, slow, sweet music. It is like my other songs
Soca Butterfly and Soca Tattee.
Oscar B, lead vocalist with Jamaicas Byron Lee and
the Dragonaires, added: Leston and I spoke about it
at the American Embassy party. We felt there was the need
for double-entendre songs. It was lacking. I had not spoken
to him for a while because I was out travelling.
when I came back we got it started. We decided to make it
Paul chimed in, touching on the more sober issue of piracy.
of the piracy, the New York Connection has been out of the
spotlight. Then I saw a little change in the piracy in New
York. Every time we did a recording, the same day the guys
on the streets would be selling two for $5, he said.
Although Paul has released Dentist, he supports calypsonian
Shadows stance against piracy.
everybody could have done what Shadow did it would have
been effective. I dont think the powers that be recognise
the effects piracy has on sales with CDs. It affects studios,
composers and artistes. It has a chain reaction. It causes
a drastic decline in production.
producers would spend their money, but when they are not
making back their money, it would be a hole in the bucket.
Piracy has to be stopped totally.
Meanwhile, Oscar B, who stressed hes not DJ Oscar
B, extended best wishes to his fans and the national community.
The 36-year-old singer, who hails from Tacarigua, also added:
Tell the ladies they can call Leston or Oscar B for