'Tyrone Downie Dead: Reggae Musicians Remember Bob Marley Keyboardist

Reggae Musicians Remember Bob Marley Keyboardist

Keyboardist Tyrone Downie,

also known affectionately as Jumpy and Organ D, died on Nov

But it

was his time in the Wailers that helped change the sound of modern music by

Tyrone was

born and grew up in Kingston where he began hanging out and doing session work

He joined

The Wailers in the mid-1970s, making his recording début with the band on

“At the

rehearsal of the last Bob Marley and the Wailers tour, I passed through and jammed

Bob was

amazed at the sound that the two of us [Tyrone and I] created

” Still, adds Touter:

“Tyrone has laid a solid foundation with his body of work on which future

Al Anderson,

who played guitar in the Wailers, recalls those touring days, too

“Tyrone and

I were tight for many years and we used to share rooms in the beginning

” “We were

walking to the rehearsal studio and Tyrone said, ‘Rastaman Vibration’

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