Friday, January 22, 2010

Lynn Taitt Dies of Cancer at 75

Ska/rocksteady guitarist, band leader, session man, and arranger Lynn Taitt passed away on January 20, 2010 in Montreal, Canada, after a battle with cancer. Here is his obituary in the Jamaica Gleaner.

Lynn Taitt and his band The Jets appeared on hundreds of recordings in the 1960s--and he worked with all of the major players on the Jamaican music scene, including producers Bunny Lee, Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs, Coxsone Dodd, and Sonia Pottinger, and artists such as The Skatalites, Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, Desmond Dekker, Lee Perry, Ken Boothe, Johnny Nash, Bob Marley, and Joe Higgs.

Read recent tributes to Mr. Taitt here, here, here,here, and here.

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