setlists

January 29, 2010: Lynn Taitt


Lynn Taitt was born as Nerlynn Taitt in Trinidad and came to Jamaica in 1962 to participate in the independence celebrations. He decided to stay on in Kingston and became an instrumental guitarist in the crafting of the rocksteady sound. Taitt often lead and arranged the sessions he participated in. Lynn Taitt passed away on January 20, 2010.

For this show, I start off with some of Taitt's earlier ska tunes and progress through his rocksteady work, showing the common thread he sowed through the sound of the era.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2Rock A ShockLynn Taitt & The JetsExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Joe Gibbs
3HooligansCount Lasher & Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks BandTrojan Rude Boy Box Set
4Seven Guns AliveLynn TaittJamaican Serenades Vol 22
5Spanish EyesTommy McCook & Lynn TaittSka All MightyDuke Reid
6Independence SkaLynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks BandSka All MightyDuke Reid
7Ska-Ta-Shot ( Take 3)Lynn Taitt & The SkatalitesTop Guns From Top Deck
8Storm WarningLynn Taitt & The BoysTrojan Mod Reggae Box SetStorm Warning: Lyn Taitt & The Comets
9One True LoveSelectors & Lynn Taitt OrchestraTrojan Revive Box Set
10JezebelLloyd & GlenTrojan Ska Box Set Vol 1
11Pure SoulLennie Hibbert & Lynn Taitt & Count Ossie's DrumsJamaican Serenades Vol 06
12Soul FoodLynn Taitt400% DynamiteMemphis Soul Stew: King Curtis
13Take It EasyHopeton LewisTougher Than ToughTake It Easy: Hopeton Lewis
14Tougher Than ToughDerrick MorganTougher Than Tough
15Ruddies All RoundJoe WhiteHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
16Stop That TrainKeith And TexA Place Called JamaicaStop That Train: Keith and TexDerrick Harriott
17Easy RideIke Bennett & The CrystalitesRiding The Musical ChariotStop That Train: Keith And TexDerrick Harriott
18Cool BreezeBig YouthRiding The Musical ChariotStop That Train: Keith and TexDerrick Harriott
19Golden PearlCrystalitesMore Scrubbing The DubStop That Train: Keith And TexDerrick Harriott
20Draw Your BrakesScottyClassic Reggae - The DeejaysStop That Train: Keith And TexDerrick Harriott
21Leaving On The TrainKeith & TexHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
22Swing And DineMelodiansHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)Swing and Dine: Melodians
23Swinging FeastAubrey Adams & Roland AlphonsoMusical FeastSwing and Dine: MelodiansSonia Pottinger
24I'm Going HomeErrol DunkleyHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
25Girl I've Got A DateAlton EllisTougher Than ToughGirl I've Got A Date: Alton Ellis
26Caught YouDuke ReidRun Rhythm Run: Rock Steady and Reggae Instrumentals from Treasure IsleGirl I've Got A Date: Alton EllisDuke Reid
27Wake The TownU RoyVersion GaloreGirl I've Got A Date: Alton Ellis
28Musical DateWinston WrightTreasure Isle ShowtimeGirl I've Got A Date: Alton EllisDuke Reid
29I'm Hurting Inside (original)WailersThe Complete Wailers P4D0: Freedom TimeI'm Hurting Inside : Wailers
30You Have Caught MeMelodiansRivers of Babylon: The Best of the Melodians 1967-1973You Have Caught Me: The Melodians
31You Have Caught MeLynn TaittSocking Good Time (Rare And Unreleased Gems From The Trojan Vaults)You Have Caught Me: The Melodians
32Version GaloreU RoyVersion GaloreYou Have Caught Me: The Melodians
33Cool CollieHopeton LewisHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
34The UpsetterLee PerryTrojan Mod Reggae Box SetThe Upsetter: Lee Perry
35I Am The Upsetter VersionLynn Taitt & The JetsHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
36I'll Get Along Without YouMelodiansDuke Reid's Treasure ChestI'll Get Along Without You: The MelodiansDuke Reid
37Nice TimeBob MarleySongs Of Freedom (Disc 1)Nice Time: WailersBob Marley
38Nice Time - VersionWailersFy-ah, Fy-ahNice Time: Wailers
39Only A SmileLynn Taitt & The JetsHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)Only A Smile: Paragons
40Hold Me TightJohnny NashHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
41I'm So Proud (Vocal)Joe WhiteJamaican MemoriesI'm So Proud: Impressions / Pat Kelly / Joe White
42I'm So Proud (Instrumental)Karl Bryan & Lynn Taitt & The JetsJamaican MemoriesI'm So Proud: Impressions / Pat Kelly / Joe White
43Hold ThemRoy ShirleyTrojan Producer Series Box SetHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken BootheJoe Gibbs
44Sweet SensationMelodiansSweet Sensation: The Best Of The MelodiansSweet Sensation: Melodians
45Cotton DandyAnsel CollinsJamaican Serenades Vol 02Sweet Sensation: Melodians
46Alfred HitchcockBobby Ellis & the CrystalitesRiding The Musical ChariotDerrick Harriott
47Long StoryRudy MillsRock Steady PartyLong Story: Rudy MillsDerrick Harriott
48GuidanceCrystalitesFlashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-80Long Story: Rudy Mills
49Sing AlongScottyUnbelievable Sounds [aka School Days]Long Story: Rudy MillsDerrick Harriott
50Freedom FightersBongo Herman & Bingy BunnyTrojan Nyahbinghi Box SetLong Story: Rudy Mills
51Long StoryLynn Taitt & The JetsHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)Long Story: Rudy Mills
52Red Bumb BallLloyd & DevonRed Bumb Ball: Rare & Unreleased Rocksteady
53Everybody BrawlinMelodiansRivers of Babylon: The Best of the Melodians 1967-1973Everybody Bawling: Melodians
54Bawling PeopleDuke ReidRun Rhythm Run: Rock Steady and Reggae Instrumentals from Treasure IsleEverybody Bawling: MelodiansDuke Reid
55Everybody BawlingU RoyDuke Reid's Treasure ChestEverybody Bawling: MelodiansDuke Reid
56Everybody DubbingDuke ReidTreasure Isle Dub Vol. 1 & 2Everybody Bawling: MelodiansDuke Reid
57I Want To Love YouDelroy WilsonHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
58You Got Me GoingLloyd & GlenFrom the Chariot's Vaults Vol. 1Derrick Harriott
59The Last WaltzLynn Taitt & The JetsHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
60Girl You're So ColdLloyd & GlenTrojan Revive Box Set
61Adam TwelveLynn Taitt & Tommy McCookHold Me Tight (Anthology 65-73)
62Love Me ForeverGladstone Anderson & Lynn TaittTrojan Instrumental Box SetLove Me Forever: Carlton & The Shoes