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.
- I Had A Dream
- Mattie Rag (AKA. Ol' Matilda)
- A Mother's Love
- Downtown Gal
- You'll Never Know
- I'm In The Mood For Ska
- A Dash Of The Sunshine (Calypso)
- Got To Have You Baby
- China Man (from Montego Bay)
- Yellow Bird
- Island In The Sun
- Come Down (Pomps And Pride)
- Jamaica Farewell
- Shame And Scandal (In The Family)
- Rainy Night In Georgia
- Friends Will Let You Down
- Ol' Fowl
- My Sweet Jamaica (A Dash Of The Sunshine)
- I Am Holding On
- You Belong To My Heart
- Taller Than You Are
- Mother's Choice
- I Love You Truly
- If You Were Mine
- (Let Me) Dance With You Iron Bar