In The Mood For Ska : The Best of Lord Tanamo

A genuine pioneer of the Jamaican music industry, Joseph Lord Tanamo Gordon first made his mark as a performer of note in the late fifties and early sixties, recording a series mento-flavoured singles before becoming lead vocalist and MC for the Skatalites.

A number of popular ska sides with the group ensued, but following their break-up in 1965, he eased off from recorded work and relocated to Canada.

Im In The Mood For Love includes all of Tanamos most popular ska and reggae sides from the sixties and seventies, many of which see release on Trojan for the first time.

With renewed interest in the veteran singers early work following the use of the CDs title track in various TV adverts and shows, there has never been a better time to become acquainted with the music of one of Jamaicas very first recording stars.

Track Listing


  1. I Had A Dream
  2. Mattie Rag (AKA. Ol' Matilda)
  3. A Mother's Love
  4. Downtown Gal
  5. You'll Never Know
  6. I'm In The Mood For Ska
  7. A Dash Of The Sunshine (Calypso)
  8. Got To Have You Baby
  9. China Man (from Montego Bay)
  10. Yellow Bird
  11. Island In The Sun
  12. Come Down (Pomps And Pride)
  13. Jamaica Farewell
  14. Shame And Scandal (In The Family)
  15. Rainy Night In Georgia
  16. Friends Will Let You Down
  17. Ol' Fowl
  18. My Sweet Jamaica (A Dash Of The Sunshine)
  19. I Am Holding On
  20. You Belong To My Heart
  21. Taller Than You Are
  22. Mother's Choice
  23. I Love You Truly
  24. If You Were Mine
  25. (Let Me) Dance With You Iron Bar