Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Celebrating the life of Glen Adams

One of JAMAICA'S finest musicians has died, age 65.
GLEN ADAMS was a singer, songwriter and organist, whose credits included writing "Mr. Brown" for Bob Marley and playing organ on the iconic Upsetters' single "Return of Django."
Fans of Jamaican music have grooved to Adams, even if they didn't realize it. As a member of the session bands
THE HIPPY BOYS and THE UPSETTERS, Adams contributed to some of reggae's greatest classics, including "Stick by Me" by John Holt and Delroy Wilson's "Better Must Come."
Adams' talents were such that he also served as an informal musical director for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label.
Adams had relocated to Brooklyn, where he lived for more than 30 years.
He passed away late last week back in Jamaica, where he had been visiting.
I am listening to some Adams' tunes on my iPod, thankful that I could hear his many gifts.


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