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Gladstone Anderson

p, key, 1934-2015 JM, Kingston, Jamaica
Singer / Musician / Producer of Reggae
A.k.a. Son (11)

Gladstone Anderson (18 June 1934 – 3 December 2015), also known by his nickname "Gladdy", was a Jamaican pianist, keyboard player, and singer, who played a major part in the island's musical history, playing a key role in defining the ska sound and the rocksteady beat, and playing on hundreds of recordings as a session musician, a solo artist, and as leader of Gladdy's All Stars, featuring bassist Jackie Jackson, drummer Winston Grennan, guitarist Hux Brown, and keyboardist Winston Wright. As Harry J All Stars the band had a massive hit in Jamaica and United Kingdom with the instrumental song "The Liquidator" 1969 (and 1980!).

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Organ
  • Vocals
  • Reggae
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
A.B.C. Rocksteady on Glad Sounds by Gladstone Anderson, Lynn Taitt & The Jets
Mudie's Groove on It May Sound Silly by Gladstone Anderson & Mudies' All Stars
Leaving Rome on It May Sound Silly by Gladstone Anderson & Mudies' All Stars
Portrait of Inga on It May Sound Silly by Gladstone Anderson & Mudies' All Stars
Tonight on The Undertaker by Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites
Pretty Cottage on This Is Reggae by Various Artists
Feel Like Dancing on It May Sound Silly by Gladstone Anderson & Mudies' All Stars
It May Sound Silly on It May Sound Silly by Gladstone Anderson & Mudies' All Stars
Intensified '68 on Glad Sounds by Gladstone Anderson, Lynn Taitt & The Jets

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Holy Mount Zion / Holy ChildrenGladstone Anderson2017Album
Holy Mount Zion / Love Is Like A PasswordGladstone Anderson / Mike Brooks / The Roots Radics2016Album
No Hiding Place / I Never Been In LoveGladstone Anderson2015Single
Sings Songs For Today And Tomorrow / Radical Dub SessionGladstone Anderson / The Roots Radics2015Compil.
1987 February. 14Gladstone Anderson Meets Mute Beat2014Album
Pray To Jah / Why Birds Follow SpringGladstone Anderson2014Single
Kimble / Seeing Is KnowingLee Perry AKA The Creators / Stranger Cole & Gladstone Anderson2014Single
Christmas SplitGladstone Anderson / The Mighty Diamonds2013Single
Just Like A RiverGladstone Anderson & Stranger Cole2013Single
Gladdy Meets Mute BeatGladstone Anderson Meets Mute Beat2011Album
Gladdy's Double ScoreGladstone Anderson2010Album
This Is The MomentGladstone Anderson2010Single
In My LifeGladstone Anderson2003Single
Love & DubSister Kaya & Gladstone Anderson2002Album
Caribbean BreezeGladstone Anderson1999Album
Peace PipeGladstone Anderson1997Album
Forever Dub Vol 1Gladstone Anderson1994Album
Piano HarmonyGladstone Anderson1994Album
BangarangStranger Cole, Gladstone Anderson1992Single
Pretty CottageStranger Cole / Gladstone Anderson1992Single
Get CloserGladstone Anderson1989Album
Don't Look BackGladstone Anderson1989Album
Crazy Skank / Christmas Is ComingGladstone Anderson & Mudies All Stars / Tippa Lee & Rappa Robert1987Single
Something SpecialGladstone Anderson & Mute Beat1987Single
Crazy Skank / Heart Don't LeapGladstone Anderson & Mudies All Stars / Dennis Walks1987Single
Just Another ChanceGladstone Anderson, The Roots Radics1982Single
Songs For Today And TomorrowGladstone Anderson1982Album
Radical Dub SessionThe Roots Radics Featuring Gladstone Anderson1982Album
Black MusicGladstone Anderson1981Single
I've Never Been In LoveGladstone Anderson1978Album
Queen Of My ThroneGladstone Anderson1978Single
I've Never Been In Love / The Elected OneGladstone Anderson1978Album
Glady UnlimitedGladstone Anderson And Mudies All Stars1977Album
Rocking The DrifterGladstone Anderson & Mudies All Stars1976Single
The Elected OneGladstone Anderson1976Single
Black 'N' BlueGladstone Anderson1976Single
Give To GetGladstone Anderson1975Single
God Is Standing By / Ivory BounceShark Wilson / Gladstone Anderson1975Single
Ivory BounceGladstone Anderson, Mudies All Stars1974Single
Your Picture / Cool RockDotty & Bonny, Tommy McCook - Gladstone Anderson1974Single
It May Sound SillyGladstone Anderson1974Single
Reggae Delight / Piano TimeGladstone Anderson1972Single
Dark CafeGladstone Anderson, Winston Wright1972Single
Reggae Delight / Piano TimeGladstone Anderson1972Single
It May Sound SillyGladstone Anderson & Mudies All Stars1972Album
Rocking The Drifter / AgainGladstone Anderson / Tommy McCook1972Single
Mod Mod Ivy / SnowbirdGladstone Anderson / Ossie Scott1971Single
Lift Your Head Up High / Lift Your Head Up High (Version)Stranger Cole & Gladstone Anderson1970Single
Dollars & Cents / Pop Corn RegayGladstone Anderson With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics1969Single
JudasGladstone Anderson1969Single
Nice Like Rice / Over AgainBasil Daley, The Conquerors / Stranger Cole & Gladstone Anderson1968Single
Jump And Shout / Intensified GirlsGladstone Anderson1968Single
Jamaica Glad Sounds - Let's Go Native With Reggae ReggaeGladstone Anderson & Lynn Taitt & The Jets1968Album
Key To The City / AmbitionGladstone Anderson, Baba Brooks, Eric "Monty" Morris1964Single
Don't Go AwayGladstone AndersonAlbum
We Shall Overcome / One Toke Over The LineStranger Cole & Gladstone AndersonSingle
It May Sound Silly / Es klingt sonderbar (It May Sound Silly)Gladstone Anderson, Inge LarsenSingle
Gladdy SpecialGladstone AndersonSingle
Drifter's On The Ball / DrifterBig Joe & The Rhythm Rulers, Gladstone AndersonSingle
Sinful Night / Night SinWinston Wright & Gladstone Anderson And The UndergroundsSingle
Rockers / Pye PyeGladstone AndersonSingle
Bouncing The IvoryGladstone AndersonSingle
Piano HarmoneyGladstone AndersonSingle
Crazy SkankGladstone Anderson & Mudies All StarsSingle
It May Sound SillyInge Larsen / Gladstone Anderson & Mudies All StarsSingle
La La Means I Love You / Love Between A Boy & GirlGladstone Anderson / The Chosen FewAlbum
Scanking MonkeyStranger Cole, Gladstone AndersonSingle
Free BaseGladstone AndersonSingle
Holly ChildrenGladstone AndersonSingle
Drummer Roach / Bad Cow SkankGladstone Anderson / Tommy McCook & Bobby EllisSingle
My ApplicationStranger Cole And Gladstone AndersonSingle
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