Don Drummond

Don Drummond

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Don Drummond
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Jamaican trombonist, born 1932, in Kingston, Jamacia - died May 6, 1969, in Kingston, Jamaica (presumed suicide). Drummond attended the famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston.

In 1964 Don Drummond was a founding member of the Skatalites.
In the Fall of 1965, Don Drummond's composition, "Man In The Street", enters the Top 10 in the UK. Trombonist Drummond is not only the Skatalites busiest composer, but the most prolific in all of Ska, with at least 200 tunes to his name by 1965. Later, in 1967, his adaptation of "The Guns of Navarone" netted Drummond another top 10 UK hit.
His peers and colleagues felt that Drummond was one of the top trombonists in the world.

His genius was only dimmed by his fragile mental condition. In January 1965, he killed his girlfriend, Anita 'Marguerita' Mahfood. He is later convicted and remanded to the Bellevue Asylum, where he died in 1969, aged only 37.
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Don Drummond Discography

Albums

Don Drummond Memorial Album (Album) Treasure Isle Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
Don Drummond In Memory Of Don Drummond (Album, Comp) Coxsone Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Don Drummond Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Treasure Isle UK 1969 Sell This Version
Don Drummond Greatest Hits (Album) Treasure Isle Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
Don Drummond 100 Years After (Album) Studio One Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats*, Don Drummond & The City Slickers Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats*, Don Drummond & The City Slickers - Don Cosmic Studio One Jamaica 1960 Sell This Version
Don Drummond & His Green Landers* / S. Duffus* Don Drummond & His Green Landers* / S. Duffus* - Schooling The Duke / Bitter Rose D Darling Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
Don Drummond Jet Stream / Schooling The Duke (Single) Coxson Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
The Rhythm Aces (3) / Don Drummond The Rhythm Aces (3) / Don Drummond - I'll Be There / Dew Drops (Single) D Darling UK 1962 Sell This Version
The Maytals / Don Drummond The Maytals / Don Drummond - Matthew Mark / Royal Flush (Single) R&B (2) UK 1963 Sell This Version
Don Drummond / W. Sparks* Don Drummond / W. Sparks* - Scandal / My Ideal (Single) Island Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
JB.105 Don Drummond / The Tonnettes* Don Drummond / The Tonnettes* - The Shock / Tell Me You're Mine(7", Single) R&B (2) JB.105 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45/BB 179 Don Drummond Reload / Far East(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 179 UK 1963 Sell This Version
WI-410 Roy & Millie / Don Drummond Roy & Millie / Don Drummond - Oh Merna / Dog War Bossa Nova(7", Single) Black Swan WI-410 UK 1963 Sell This Version
WI-122 Bonnie & Skitto* / Don Drummond Bonnie & Skitto* / Don Drummond - Get Ready / The Rocket(7") Island Records WI-122 UK 1963 Sell This Version
JB.123 Don Drummond / The Hi-Tones Don Drummond / The Hi-Tones - Rock A Way / You Hold The Key(7") R&B (2) JB.123 Jamaica 1963 Sell This Version
WI-406 Don Drummond Scrap Iron(7") Black Swan WI-406 UK 1963 Sell This Version
Owen & Leon Silvera & Baba Brooks Band* / Baba Brooks & Don Drummond Owen & Leon Silvera & Baba Brooks Band* / Baba Brooks & Don Drummond - I Want My Cock / Dr. Decker (Single) Treasure Isle UK 1964 Sell This Version
WI-153 Don Drummond / Stranger Cole Don Drummond / Stranger Cole - Musical Storeroom / He Who Feels(7", Single) Island Records WI-153 UK 1964 Sell This Version
none Don Drummond, Lee King Perry* Don Drummond, Lee King Perry* - Surplus / Mother In Law(7") C And N Records none Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
WI-162 Don Drummond Garden Of Love(7", Single) Island Records WI-162 UK 1964 Sell This Version
Don Drummond / Dotty And Bonny* Don Drummond / Dotty And Bonny* - Eastern Standard Time / Sun Rises (Single) Island Records UK 1964 Sell This Version
The Techniques / Don Drummond The Techniques / Don Drummond - Little Did You Know / Cool Smoke (Single) Treasure Isle Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
none Sir Lord Tacki* / Don Drummond & The Ska-Talites* Sir Lord Tacki* / Don Drummond & The Ska-Talites* - Bado Man / Sudden Attack(7", Single) Wildbells none Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
WI-455 Desmond Dekkar* / Don Drummond Desmond Dekkar* / Don Drummond - Dracula / Spitfire(7", Single) Black Swan WI-455 UK 1964 Sell This Version