Fallece Lynford Manning, ex integrante de The Abyssinians

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The former member of the legendary reggae group The Abyssinians, Lynford Manning, He died last week in Miramar, Florida, U.S, as reported by various media outlets.

Manning, whose death the past occurred 25 of June, but that was known in these days, was summoned by his brother Donald y por Bernard Collins to be part of the vocal trio to replace a member who could not attend rehearsals regularly.

The group redefined the harmony singing style with a solemn spiritual essence, moving away from the origins of American soul and one of his first songs in the early 70s′ “Put Massagana” became practically a Rastafari anthem.

The aforementioned song was originally recorded in Studio One in 1969, but it was never published by the producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. The group then purchased Dodd's master tapes for 90 pounds and released it on his own label Clinch, becoming a great international success.

With songs like “Declaration of Rights”, “African Race”, “Yimasgan” O “Black Man Strain”, They also captivated Jamaica's growing Rasta community, bringing them to fame.

In the middle of the 80, The Abyssinians was inactive due to Lynford Manning left Jamaica in 1980 and then his brother Donald in 1984.

After converting to Christianity, Lynford renounced secular music and dedicated himself to his church located in South Florida for more than three decades.