Ernest Ranglin is the best guitarist to ever emerge from Jamaica. [Lynn Taitt and Dwight Pinkney are also VERY talented] He began to make his mark with Clu J’s Blues Blasters. He was there when the very first Ska recordings were made. He would go on to play an important role with the Skatalites, help define the Treasure Isle Rock Steady sound, blaze a new trail for a style called Reggae with Studio One, and influence the success of Jamaican music all around the world. And while all this was going on…Ernest Ranglin would also become known, on a worldwide basis, as one of the greatest Jazz guitarists of all time.
Listen to Ernest Ranglin
- In Search of the Lost Riddim
- Below the Bassline
- Ska Wey Dat (Dlx)
- Rocksteady (Hybr)
- Modern Answers to Old Problems
- Memories of Barber Mack
- Soul D’Ern
- Ultimate Ranglin Roots
About 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography
The 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography series is a quick overview of musicians and performers either from Jamaica or influenced by the music from the island. The series is a collaboration between Reggae Plus Radio and Jamaicans.com. Reggae Plus Radio is based in Canada and it’s owner L Marshall has one of the largest library of Reggae music.