History of Reggae Jazz with Ernest Ranglin

Ernest Ranglin is a Jamaican guitarist who is credited for inventing the ska guitar style of playing in the late 1950’s. He was also a session player at the famed Studio One where his guitar playing was featured on many reggae artist’s recordings including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and the Skatalites.

During the 1960’s & 70’s Ranglin continued to record classic reggae albums and blended the reggae and jazz music genre’s into his own style of guitar playing. He was inducted in the Jamaican Music hall of fame in 2008.

Essential Listening:

“Surfin” – Below the Bassline (1996)

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