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Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist (Paperback)
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Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist (Paperback)

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Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 30/08/2013
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This is a comprehensive biography of a brilliant musician and his lover who forever shaped the course of ska, reggae, and popular music worldwide despite poverty, class separation, mental illness, racial politics, exploitation, and sexism that resulted in murder. Through the words of Don Drummond's childhood friends, classmates, musicians, medical staff, legal counsel, and teachers, comes a first-hand story of his ""unusual mind.""

They recall the early days in the recording studio, playing the instrumental backup for Bob Marley and others, and the nights in the Rasta camps where musicians burned the midnight oil and more. They roam the halls of the primitive and haunting mental hospitals; remember the gyrations of his lover, Margarita, the Rumba Queen, as she tantalised audiences at Club Havana; tell what happened that tragic night when Drummond stabbed Margarita four times; reveal details of the trial (delayed more than a year as Drummond was ruled mentally unfit) and offer insights into the ways that Drummond likely died in the asylum at age 35.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786475476
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

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