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Lord Tanamo (Joseph Gordon) is best known as a ska performer. He enjoyed hits as the lead vocalist for The Skatalites, such as "I'm In The Mood For Ska", in 1965. He continued to record at least through the late 1970s with singles and LPs for producers Coxsone Dodd, the Pottingers and Bunny Lee.
But Tanamo was an established mento star, who then moved to R&B before beginning his ska and reggae career.
He was born October 2, 1934 in Kingston. First recorded for Stanley Motta and also cut for Khouri at his first place, 129 King Street. Dada Tawari recorded him in 1950's and also released 78's by him. (That's Tanamo's spelling of Tawari, BTW) Was MC and first vocalist of The Skatalites when they started in May 1964.