Jamaican Music

Ernest Ranglin – 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography


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 world-wide basis, as one of the greatest Jazz guitarists of all time.
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