Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -
“...When Despers began playing on Panorama night 1982, people actually booed. But when the chrome tenors hummed through the first few bars of “Party Tonight,” the crowd fell silent. The melody settled in the cool Savannah night air like the marijuana smoke that preceded it. Though arguments will probably persist well into Bradley’s retirement, for a few minutes that night everyone was seduced by Despers, and Bradley’s arrangement. It was also the first time he had arranged one of his own compositions (lyrics by Lord Nelson) for Panorama....” Knolly Moses - panist and journalist
Exclusive interview with Von Martin
Noted and respected veteran journalist and steelpan documentarian Von Martin, through his series of exclusive interviews with key figures in the history of the development of the steelpan instrument - provides us with an opportunity to hear the thoughts and memories of these notables up-close and in their own voices. And one such, Clive Bradley, has been featured here.
*** Interview audio provided by and published with the expressed permission of, Mr. Von Martin.
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