Jamaican ska/mento pioneer Lord Tanamo (Joseph Gordon) has passed away at the age of 82. In 2008, he suffered a stroke and was put in a nursing home in Canada. I remember that but then haven’t heard anything else until this weekend sadly.
Lord Tanamo helped create the ska sound so we should all blare some of his music this weekend in honor of him.
Irie Fm reported the news but I haven’t seen much else in terms of news.