A Tribute to Byron Lee – ‘The Dragon’
This a video by the Jamaica Gleaner, that highlights some aspects of the life of Byron Lee, the Jamaican musician and band leader of ‘Byron Lee and the Dragonaires’. He spent over 50 years in the music industry.
Iconic Jamaican bandleader and producer BYRON LEE has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 73.The Dragonaires founder, who inspired many stars with his reggae, ska and rocksteady hits, died on 4 November 2008.
As the leader of the Dragonaires, Lee enjoyed hits like Jamaica Ska and Dancehall Soca, and the music also earned him and his bandmates a part in 1962 James Bond film Dr. No. See the two videos below:-
Tribute To Byron Lee – some early recordings
Tracks include: Jamaica Ska, Breakfast In Bed, Cash Box, Hot Reggae, Simmer Down, Popcorn, MPLA, Apache, Miss Wire Waist.
Byron Lee – May his soul Rest In Peace as we continue to enjoy his music.