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Blood in Tune

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Blood in Tune

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ANDERSON BLOOD ARMSTRONG is the new king of the road.The reigning Party Monarch and Soca Royale champ took his first Tune-of-the-Crop crown and added another $7 500 to his 2010 Crop-Over earnings with the infectious Foot On Fire.Thousands of high-spirited revellers were jumping from foot to foot to cool the flames that were consuming their bodies, and by the time the tally was taken, Blood’s Foot On Fire had been played 14 times.“It feels really good to win the first Road March. It is the title I can say that has eluded me for some time. I’ve tried all kinds of stuff . . . . I’ve had the popular songs but never, yuh know, popular enough to win a Road March,” he told the DAILY NATION last night.“Of course I’m happy about it,” said the man who finished third on the road with the 2001 Party Monarch winner Bandanas. The title was less than an hour old last night, but Blood was already talking about a repeat.“I’ll be looking at trying to, obviously, regain. It is always good to think that you can repeat or to repeat as some people would like to do. We all would like to be able to do what Grynner did back in the 80s. Certainly I will be working towards trying to get my songs to be as popular as they have been this year,” the double crown monarch said.Like he did at Bushy Park last week Sunday, he blazed Li’l Rick and Edwin, leaving them in the ashes. Li’l Rick’s popular Guh Down, which might have been the cause for the slow trek from Warrens to Spring Garden was two plays behind Foot On Fire, totalling 12 plays. It earned him $5 000Edwin failed in his bid to score a hattrick and equal Grynner’s record. He had to settle for third and $2 000. His popular Chrissening was played eight times along the extended route.

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