Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tribute to Glen Adams

At the time of his passing on 12/17/10, I wasn't able to put together a piece on Upsetter Glen Adams, so I'm thankful for this pretty amazing tribute to him by Mick Sleeper posted at United Reggae. This is definitely worth a read--he collaborated with a who's who of Jamaican musicians and producers from the 1960s onward (Lee Perry, Bob Marley, Max Romeo, The Pioneers, Slim Smith, Ken Boothe, Stranger Cole, Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid, Bunny Lee, Joe Gibbs, Sonia Pottinger, Lloyd "Bullwackie" Barnes, and many more--plus he toured with The Slackers in the 2000s) and should be remembered for his very significant contributions to Jamaican music in its many forms.


Kames Jelly said...

I am so thankful I was able to see him play at the Knitting Factory. The man was one hell of an entertainer. He had to be helped out on stage because he could barely walk to his keyboard, but once he sat down at the keyboard he lit the keys up for the entire set. I was blown away.

Steve from Moon said...

Thanks for sharing your memory, James!