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Sparrow's "Melda" (Obeah Wedding) by Desperadoes Steel Orchestra (Panorama Winners -1966)

Desperadoes classic panorama winner of 1966, Sparrow's "Melda".

An arrrangement by Beverly Griffith.

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Comment by Steve "Carter" K. on March 19, 2012 at 5:39pm

This Arrangement is SUPERB and it's still one of my Favorites . Another is" Hold On To Yer Man" which was in 1965 . You should listen to these 2 tunes closely to get an idea of how intricate these arrangements are . Masterpieces I must say . Thanks .

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on March 18, 2012 at 10:59pm

I remember this arrangement by Beverly Griffith caused quite a stir , back in the day. The talk was about how Beverly jazzed up the arrangement.

This was an innovative arrangement  in 1966, and a worthy Panorama winner.

Beverly Griffith has to be recognized as one of the most accomplished musicians to emerge from T&T, as a keyboard player, a big band and steelband arranger, and also for his longevity as a contributor to the culture.

Comment by Bryan Parris on August 25, 2010 at 9:13pm
I always felt that beverly was way too underrated, both as an arranger, as well as an innovator. Does anyone have a recording of his collaboration with Scipio Sargent, with those great Hendrix like guitar sounds?
Comment by evan lobo on August 25, 2010 at 8:13pm
great memories thank s to glenroy

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