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Ernest Ranglin - A Mod A Mod Ranglin
Federal Records Jamaica
Condition: VG with several marks and some scratches ( listen)
Cover: ring wear and general wear (see pic)
Virtuoso reggae guitarist Ernest Ranglin cleverly plays pop standards with a charm and playfulness that is worth a thousand listenings..
Ernest Ranglin, the original Ska guitarist, brings a great jazz touch to songs played in ska, rocksteady, and early reggae style.
The lp has tracks like 'Lemon tree' 'Born free' La bostella'
1. La Bostelle
2. Walk Away
3. More and More Amore
4. Blowing In the Wind
5. Spanish Eyes
7. What Now My Love
8. Lemon Tree
9. You Won't See Me
10. Born Free
12. Somewhere My Love
Ranglin has proven to be one of the best and most versatile guitarists in Jamaica's history and an important innovator in the development of Ska. In the late '50s he played in the Blasters, a Jamaican R&B group influenced by American jazz and blues that played shuffling boogies. Ranglin added a hiccupping guitar that was to become the basis for the Ska sound. He then helped form the Skatalites, recording some of the best cuts of the genre. He also worked as a studio guitarist for producers Duke Reid and Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, contributing to many classic Rock Steady and reggae hits. On top of it all, he's an excellent, Wes Montgomery-inspired jazz guitarist, and one of the few musicians in the world to successfully fuse reggae and jazz.