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Great

Heard sample of track 8 and album review on Wisconsin public radio this afternoon and I just had to buy it. Not much of a jazz fun but love this album.

This is jazz-tastic. Yeah that just happened.

I heard some samples and a review of this album on NPR in Houston and I loved it as soon as I heard it. I don't ever listen to jazz but I might start thanks to Mr. Ranglin.

Avila

I heard this on NPR also, on KPLU, a college station just south of Seattle. I often listen to jazz in the evenings as background while I am reading, but when this song came up I stopped and listened very carefully! I also particularly liked the rave from the announcer as having complex rhythms. Very cool affect. Reminds me of Pat Metheny!

Biography

Born: June 19, 1932 in Robin's Hall, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A pioneering force behind the rise of Caribbean music, guitar virtuoso Ernest Ranglin was born in Manchester, Jamaica, in 1932. He began playing ukulele as a boy, soon graduating to guitar; while in his teens he began performing live both locally and in the Bahamas, often in tandem with the young Monty Alexander. Ranglin's session work at the famed Studio One helped give birth to the ska phenomenon, which during the late '50s began taking Jamaica by storm. He finally began attracting international...
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