“Known as "the Godfather of Ska," Laurel Aitken was Jamaica's first real recording star. He was a pioneer in many other respects as well: he was one of the first artists ever to release a ska record, the first to work at promoting his music in the U.K., and one of the first to record for the seminal Island label, itself a major force in the international popularity of Jamaican music.
allmusic.com/artist/laurel-aitken-mn0000138792/biography#Lastjam for TIMJ. No sadness but rather much joy for the tunes shared and friendships made so today is a party day. I am not the biggest fan of social media but this was different. I gotta thank the staff for the creativity that gave us free reign on our own type of creativity using other artist creations. Talk about a line of sappy #cheese there. I Hope to see everyone at the other sites. I will narrow it down to two sites for myself in due time.
Shaka sez JAM ON!!!”