Gladstone Anderson, Jamaican Studio Pianist And Singer

“Just Like A River” with Stranger Cole

Gladstone “Gladdy” Anderson was a prolific pianist, keyboard player and singer, who contributed to the sounds of numerous reggae, ska and rocksteady (a subgenre he’s credited with naming) bands in his native Jamaica.

“Love Me Today” with Stranger Cole

Anderson (June 18, 1934-December 3, 2015) was associated with a number of bands, perhaps most notably, Lynn Taitt and the Jets, and his own Gladdy’s All Stars.

“You’re Welcome”

He also appears on several albums with flautist Herbie Mann, including Reggae recorded in London in 1973 for the Atlantic label, and with Jimmy Cliff on House of Exile.

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