Ska Nation 360:Special Guest Legendary Reggae Artists Leslie Butler & Keith Lyn
2 May 2017 Blogroll
Pianist Leslie Butler, another prodigious talent, Harold Butler is the writer of hit songs such as Hammond’s One Step Ahead and Got to Get Away; Love Forever by Schloss; and Ernest Wilson’s Let Love be Your Righthand Man.He also played on Cliff’s Grammy-winning album, Cliff Hanger. His five solo albums include Africa on my Mind, a 1978 set that includes Crying in Soweto, the South African township that was a bedrock of black unity duing the Apartheid years.
Keith Lyn migrated to the United States (US) in 1978 after leaving Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, living in Florida until he returned to Jamaica four years ago. But he never stopped calling Jamaica home.”I never felt at home there. I felt at home here,” Lyn said. The screensaver on his computer said ‘Jamaica is on my mind’.He kept active in music, but with a smaller unit than before. “I set up a one-man band. I did a lot of work with the Jamaica Tourist Board and the American Society of Travel Agents, so I got to travel all over the world,” Lyn said.”I have taken it all over the world. Apart from BL&D (Byron Lee and the Dragonaires) I have travelled all over the world. The last place I went to was Turkey. Mash up the place. The one Jamaican. They had a Caribbean night. You had groups from Colombia, Mexico, one Jamaican man mash it up,” Lyn said. “I been to China, Hungary, Iceland – twice. He faced his biggest audience in the Caribbean, though. “Trinidad is the place I appeared before the biggest crowd I ever played for, something like 40-something thousand people. People were in the trees and all that, at the Savannah,” Lyn said.