In reply to imusic
Yeah. Never heard of Ranglin before so good to learn about him.
More familiar with Nearlyn Taitt
Ernie Ranglin comes with nuff credentials in Yard music, spanning every genre from Mento in the 50's to Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. A big part of his repertoire too was Jazz. He dabbled in other facets of the business too, like producing, band-leading/arranging and A&R rep, etc.
No wonder you've heard of Lynn Taitt-- after all he was the wunderkind from Sando! Came to Ja in the early 60's and played Ska with the greats, but really made his name with the Rocksteady. Hardly a Rocksteady record that you won't hear Taitt's guitar in. I rate him and Tommy McCook as the two most musically influential people in the direction and development of our music.