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Despers - Ah Goin' an Party Tonight

Audio version...1988 World Steelband Festival Champions, arranger/composer Clive Bradley.

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Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on March 24, 2016 at 3:33pm

Victor Matthias , a large part of panorama arrangements depends on the quality of the source material.

You have to admit , these classic old calypsos gave arrangers a lot more substance to work with than some of these modern pan tunes.

Comment by VICTOR MATTHIAS on March 24, 2016 at 3:21pm

Bring back PAN like this, not the arrangements that leaves you saying "What are they trying to play, is it who can play the fastest nonsense?

Comment by Fitzy T. Spencer on November 26, 2013 at 5:06am

The Great Mighty Desperadoes - Pan in my House  Rebecca  Ten Commandments  Pan in Harmony

Comment by Salah Wilson on November 25, 2013 at 9:02pm

Every single time that I hear this song it is always like a breath of fresh air ..I just can't stop commenting on it.

I think this undoubtedly is my favorite even though I played on the winning Rebecca the following year and the the Jammer the year after. All were great Classics from Bradley (RIP).and excellent execution from Despers



Comment by R Pope on May 27, 2013 at 12:51pm

my absolute favorite!!!

Comment by Richard on May 11, 2013 at 10:41am

Great  music !  was the first time a band was booed, coming on stage, and received a standing ovation at the end of their performance. Panorama 1982 was great ! 

Comment by Mrs. P on May 10, 2013 at 5:16pm

Wonderful, melodic, tight and fabulous.  Love, love, love Despers - awesome!

Comment by Jeff Medina on November 9, 2011 at 8:16pm

Oh My God Mr. Bradley you've brought tears to my eyes with this arrangement I wish I was aware of it while Mr.Bradley was still alive so I could ask him some questions about his approach because he did this one a ittle different as you noticed he only played the melody once in the front and then he took it out into other dimensions

as if he just ready to kick some butt.....I really love this arrangement it's like an enclycopedia of steepan arranging he used all the elements available to him.....This is another example of reasons for us to Honor our Arrangers while they are Alive don't wait for them to die and then start talking obout how good they are...Tell them whie they are sti here......Bradley was a one of a kind genius and there wil never be another one like him!

As Modele Clarke said he was sick and this piece healed him now that is real magic.

Jeff Medina

Comment by terry on November 8, 2011 at 6:35pm

Another great arrangement by the legendary band....DESPERS.


Comment by G. MODELE CLARKE on November 8, 2011 at 5:44pm
Thanks for sharing this Clive Bradley classic. I was sick in bed but this piece has revived my spirit.

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