Lynn Taitt

Posted: February 2, 2010 in charts, dancehall, Music, entertainment, radio, reggae, roots
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Lynn Taitt

 

I’d like to extend condolences to the friends, family and fans of the late/great Lynn Taitt, the undisputed originator of what became known as ‘rock steady’; a slowed version of ska music which emphasized the groove and melody of the rhythm track.   

Lynn Taitt, originally from Trinidad, wound up spending an extended amount of time in Jamaica and went on to work with a variety of people major names within the reggae genre such as Bunny Lee, Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs, Coxsone Dodd and Sonia Pottinger to name a few.   

I’ve witnessed a few of Taitt’s studio sessions in person.  The music was definitely more interesting to hear than to watch him play, a compliment to the virtual effortless approach taken in playing his instrument.     

This week on Positive Vibes radio show, I’ll be featuring an unreleased and untitled track given to me personally by Lynn sometime around 2005.  He mentioned recording the track on a modest home studio system he’d set up.   

Rest in Peace.   

For more on Lynn read here  

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  1. Prof nettleford passes today as well…great losses

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