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Monday, 20 June 2016

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRO-JAMAICAN " AUBREY ADAMS " WAS A PIANIST AND BANDLEADER - HE PLAYED TE PIANO AND ORGAN - HE WAS A TOP BAND LEADER IN JAMAICA - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Aubrey Adams
Aubrey Adams
Origin Jamaica
Died 1990
Genres Jazz, ska
Occupation(s) Pianist, bandleader
Instruments Piano, organ
Years active 1950s–1960s
Associated acts Clue J & His Blues Blasters, The Dewdroppers, The Soul Defenders, Lynn Taitt & the Jets
Aubrey Adams (died 1990) was a Jamaican pianist and keyboard player who was one of the top bandleaders in Jamaica in the 1950s, and led the Dewdroppers as well as playing with Clue J & His Blues Blasters.

Contents 
1 Biography
2 Discography
2.1 Singles

Biography
Adams was active in the pre-ska era of Jamaican music when he led a band that had a residency at the Courtleigh Manor Hotel, that included tenor saxophonist Tommy McCook among others.[1] He also played in Sonny Bradshaw's jazz band.[2] He continued to perform in the ska era of the early 1960s, when he played piano for Clue J and His Blues Blasters, and also recorded with Roland Alphonso, Clancy Eccles, Pat Kelly, and the Soul Defenders.[1] His keyboard playing was influential on other ska and jazz players, including Monty Alexander[3] and he had a hit in Jamaica with "Marjie", recorded with his band The Dewdroppers, and released on Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Worldisc label.[1] Adams became a regular session musician for Dodd in the 1960s, and also played on sessions for Sonia Pottinger, and in Lynn Taitt's band the Jets.[3]

Discograph
Singles
"Little Willie" (1961), All Stars/Coxsone - Aubrey Adams with Clue J & His Blues Blasters
"West Kingston Express" (1961), All Stars - Aubrey Adams & the Dewdroppers
"Mellow Grove" (1961), All Stars - Aubrey Adams & the Dewdroppers
"Panic in Bond Street" (1961), Coxsone - Aubrey Adams & the Dewdroppers
"Lady in Red" (1961), Coxsone - Aubrey Adams & the Dewdroppers
"Stew Peas and Cornflakes" (1961), All Stars - Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez
"Cherry Island" (1973), Jogibs