Lloyd Brevett, a founding member of The Skatalites, passed away on May 3 in Jamaica. He was 80. With the band, he played double bass and also produced 2 of their albums. Ska was his passion, and he traveled the world playing his music with the band. The attached is a live version of “Peanut Vendor”. As I always say, live music is the best way to listen to anyone, and this song will take you deep into summer.
Trivia Question of the Day
Who was the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live?
The last Question answered
Q. Who was the first American pop band to tour the Soviet Union?
A. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Fishin’ In The Dark
- Lloyd Brevett and the (other) Sounds of the Sixties (kenanmalik.wordpress.com)
- Skatalites Co-Founder Lloyd Brevett Dead at 80 (rollingstone.com)