Sunday, May 29, 2016

Day 211 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Ernest Ranglin - Surfin'

Ernest Ranglin got his start at an early age, playing guitar on a multitude of calypso and mento recordings produced for the Jamaican tourist trade in the 1950s.  He was employed by the JBC as a guitarist from 1958-1965 and during that time got the opportunity to produce music for "Dr. No"  the first James Bond film which was shot-on-location in Jamaica in 1962.  Ranglin also went on to do session work for Chris Blackwell's Island, Clancy Eccles and Lee Perry before branching out into other genres of music and becoming renown as a latin and jazz guitarist. we're gonna go with something "summery" for this Sunday.  This one comes from the great Ernest Ranglin and its called "Surfin'."  Originally recorded at Brentford Road circa 1976 and released on the Studio One label , this is a smooth tune!  Relax and give it a listen, happy Sunday!

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