ERNEST RANGLIN - Softly With Ranglin - LP

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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 notice in 1964 when he traveled to London to perform at Ronnie Scott's jazz club, so impressing its owner that he remained on as the venue's resident guitarist for the next nine months. There he made a number of solo records for the fledgling Island label, and also collaborated with Prince Buster, additionally, Ranglin teamed with Jamaican singer Millie Small to cut the international smash "My Boy Lollipop.


Side A
1. Noctrune In E-Flat Major (2:27)
2. I Remember You (2:54)
3. Blue Velvet (3:26)
4. Like Someone In Love (2:42)
5. Deep Purple (2:26)
6. An Affair To Remember (2:35)

Side B
7. Why Don't You Believe Me (3:22)
8. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (4:25)
9. Misty (3:53)
10. They Say That Falling In Love Is Wonderful (3:30)
11. Blue Star (2:30)
12. San Francisco (3:31)

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