Don Drummond

Born 12 March 1932. Died 6 May 1969
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1932-03-12
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Don Drummond

Don Drummond Biography (Wikipedia)

Don Drummond (12 March 1932 – 6 May 1969) was a Jamaican ska trombonist and composer. He was one of the original members of The Skatalites, and composed many of their tunes.

Drummond was born at the Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, to Doris Monroe and Uriah Drummond. He was educated at Kingston's Alpha Boys School, where he later taught his younger schoolmate Rico Rodriguez to play the trombone.

His musical career began in 1950 with the Eric Dean's All-Stars where he performed jazz. He continued into the 1960s with others, including Kenny Williams.

After performing jazz for a decade, Drummond began performing ska and in 1964 Don joined The Skatalites. With Drummond's politicized conversion to the Rastafari movement, other band members followed his lead. He became a household name in Jamaica, before suffering mental problems. He was rated by pianist George Shearing to be among the world's top five trombone players.

In 1965 Drummond was convicted of the murder of his longtime girlfriend, Anita "Marguerita" Mahfood, an exotic rhumba dancer and singer, on 1 January 1965. He was ruled criminally insane and imprisoned at Bellevue Asylum, Kingston, where he remained until his death four years later. The official cause of death was "natural causes", possibly heart failure caused by malnutrition or improper medication, but other theories were put forward; some of his colleagues believed it was a government plot against the Kingston musical scene, and some believed that he was killed by gangsters as revenge for the murder of Mahfood. Heather Augustyn, author of a biography of Drummond published in 2013 claimed to have proved that Drummond's death was caused by his medications.

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Garden of Love
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Rain Or Shine
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Rain Or Shine
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Man In The Street
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Man In The Street
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Don Cosmic
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Don Cosmic
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Ali Pang
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Ali Pang
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Nanny's Corner
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Nanny's Corner
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Love In The Afternoon
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Love In The Afternoon
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Dragon Weapon
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Dragon Weapon
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Heaven And Earth
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Heaven And Earth

Heaven And Earth

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Further East
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Further East
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Eastern Standard Time
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Eastern Standard Time
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Scandal
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Scandal
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Roll On Sweet Don
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Roll On Sweet Don
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Memory Of Don Drummond
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Memory Of Don Drummond
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Occupation
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Occupation
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Feeling Fine
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Feeling Fine
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Alipanga (Original Sample)
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Alipanga (Original Sample)
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Dew Drops
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Dew Drops
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Reload
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Reload
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Schooling The Duke
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Schooling The Duke
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Don D Lion 
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Don D Lion 
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Green Island
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Green Island
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Further East
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Further East
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Confucius
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Confucius
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Musical Store Room
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Musical Store Room
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Ska-Ra-Van (Take 3)
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Ska-Ra-Van  (Take 3)
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