“Whap Cocoyea” - Desperadoes Steel Orchestra - (‘Cool Down’ version - Video)
Clive Bradley - Arranger
written by Winston McGarland Bailey, HBM, DLitt (4 October 1941 – 23 October 2018), better known by his stage name “The Mighty Shadow” or “Shadow”
The Hill is filled with anticipation as Desperadoes fans turn out in droves to panyard...
Although Desperadoes with “Whap Cocoyea” did not win the competition, it is one of the most fascinating arrangements ever made for the steel orchestra. Moreover, the marriage between arranger, band and community through that song is the ultimate realization of a Panorama piece.
Clive Bradley has many great music works - “Whap Cocoyea” may be his most culturally significant.