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Ernest Ranglin, The Blueprint of Ska
Illinois Entertainer, November, 1998
In a lifetime of music creation and innovation, Ernest Ranglin has just now embarked on one of the most mysterious, exciting journeys in his 66 years of life - a journey to the heart of rhythmic communication...
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Master Craftsman
The Voice, July 27, 1998
Forty years ago the acclaimed jazz guitarist Ernest Ranglin became Island Record's first signing and helped make a mint for its then owner, Chris Blackwell. Now Blackwell is hoping that Ranglin's distinctive...
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Ernest Ranglin, Mike Atherton talks to 'the King of the Ska Guitar'
Record Collector, December, 1997
He's enjoyed many accolades over the years. He was responsible for the first LP ever to appear on the Island imprint in Jamaica, long before the label reached the U.K. He is "probably the most outstanding...
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The Grandpa Of Reggae Gets Some Respect
New York times, Sunday, August 31, 1997
Ocho Rios, Jamaica, His neighbours here know him simply as Ernie, the easygoing, gray-haired gent who lives on a hill above town and sometimes comes down with his guitar to jam with the younger musicians who...
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The man who gave us reggae
The Times, Friday, May 2, 1997
Ernest Ranglin hardly looks like the man who changed the face of modern music. The inventor of both ska and reggae, the maestro who thaught Bob Marley the Rhythms that conquered the pop world, he is dressed ...
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Kingston's king of skank steps out
Times, Januari 24, 1997
He looks like Nelson Mandela and he practicaly invented reggae. Ernest Ranglin is one of those legendary sideman who is to be heard playing on a hundred records in everyone's collection, but who's name has ...
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Ernest Ranglin - reggae music's head creator
Caribbean Times, June 8, 1996
Think of Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Sly Stone, James Jamerson, Quincy Jones, Little Richard, Bootsy Collins, Jackie Mittoo. We're talking pioneering musicians who changed the face of pop idiom. Let's talk about ...
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The man who invented reggae
The Independent, Friday, May 31, 1996
Of all the attempts to marry jazz with reggae, nothing gets close to the wonderfull rootsiness of Ernest Ranglin's new album, Below the Bassline. It's arguably the best jazz album of the year so far, and of it's...
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