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COURTNEY ROBB OF BYRON LEE & THE DRAGONAIRES FAME, IS RECOUPING AFTER HEART FAILURE!

 COURTNEY Robb Snr—

COURTNEY Robb Snr, former bass player of Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, is recovering at his Florida home after suffering from congestive heart failure last month.

“I went in for congestive heart failure, but the doctors found out that I had fluid on my lungs. After much medication, I am doing pretty well. Now that the fluid is off my lungs, I am breathing much better,” Robb told the Sunday Observer.

The musician said he was hospitalized for three days.

Robb has been battling with health issues since 2005 when he suffered renal failure. He, however, received a successful kidney transplant in 2010.

He currently serves as a bass player at the Palm Bay Methodist Church in Florida.

The bassist was an integral part of Byron Lee & the Dragonnaire’s for 35 years.

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

“The last time I was in Jamaica, it was for Byron Lee’s funeral in November 2008,” he said.

A part of Lee’s Dragonnaires, Robb toured the Caribbean and North America playing calypso and soca music. The band’s hit song, Dance Hall Soca, recorded with Admiral Bailey, is credited with starting the ragga-soca craze of the late 1990s.

— By Simone Morgan

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