Alton Ellis has died

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by wurlycurly, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. coccinelle

    coccinelle Well-Known Member

    Byron Lee has been going for more than 50 years, so it's quite possible he had a recent celebration. Curiously, even though Byron Lee is well respected in Jamaica, the Dragonaires were always seen as a bit of an uptown show band as opposed to bands like the Skatalites or the Baba Brookes band which had a more rootsy downtown following

    A lot of the early Jamaican musicians (pre-ska) came from places like Trinidad because the Jamaican mento music was very calypso. And quite a few of them migrated to Canada in the very early days. Trinidadian ska guitarist Lynn Taitt, for example, still lives and works there
  2. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Coming up for ten years since the great man passed!
  3. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Great stuff. Nice "Sunday" music too.
  4. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

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