Ernest Ranglin

(Jamaica)  Reggae, Rock, Ska

You may not know it, but you have heard Ernest Ranglin a thousand times, playing on Millie Small's "My Boy Lollipop" and a dozen classic Prince Buster tracks, providing the soundtrack recordings for the James Bond film Dr. No, cranking the guitar line on ska and roots-rocker tunes for decades, starting from the Jamaican pop music revolution of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

A pioneering force known for his session work at the famed Studio One, Ranglin’s deep musical history includes being credited with the invention of ska’s "scratching" guitar style.  The solid Jamaican grooves and complex beats on his recent albums reinvent classic tunes and contemporary jazz.


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