Lord Tanamo

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Lord Tanamo (born Joseph Abraham Gordon, 2 October 1934, Kingston, Jamaica) is best known as a mento and ska performer and songwriter. He helped create the sound we now know as ska, by combining elements of calypso gleaned from Lord Kitchener, with the lilting mento rhythms of his childhood. He has been based in Canada for over thirty-five years.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1993 In the Mood for Ska 1
2000 Best Place in the World (feat. Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars) 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2007 I'm in the Mood for Ska: The Best of Lord Tanamo Compilation 1

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