A Tribute to Byron Lee – and the Dragonaires – 2 videos

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.

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  • DMITRI ALLICOCK  On 05/01/2012 at 2:19 pm

    Bryon l
    Lee was a master and is dearly remembered..

  • Denise Foreman-Faulkner  On 07/31/2012 at 9:55 pm

    Things I took for granted or maybe not interested in as a young girl…..such as legends like Byron Lee and his contribution to Reggay music……and something else I have learnt from this blog….my father, Gerald Foreman was born in the same parish Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica as Byron Lee. My father settled in Georgetown, British Guiana at a young age of about 18 years things to share with my children…..Thank you!!

  • Deen  On 10/03/2012 at 2:28 am

    Byron Lee was a maestro ( a master musician), who added a lot of joy and pleasure to those who loved his music. He will always be a musical legend especially in Guyana and the Caribbean.

  • Bella de clou  On 12/23/2015 at 6:07 pm

    Byron Lee was the master of his craft.He was a natrual born musician. His music is happy lovable and very vibrant. I saw him in Guyana in 1969 live it was joy to hear and see him play.
    Thank you Byron Lee for all your contribution when it comes to music,, R.I.P,,,, Bella

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