Ernest Ranglin -- AWESOME

About 2 years ago I discovered Ernest Ranglin. Now, you’ve either never heard of the guy (Ernest Goes to Camp?) or you’re like “Duh! The guy’s been a legend ever since the 50’s and 60’s! Where have you been?”

I discovered him doing his cover version of Stop That Train on the Putumayo compilation Reggae Around the World. Since then, I’ve been slowly collecting just about every album he’s done or song that he’s appeared on. I’m sure that technically he’s considered Ska or Reggae. But the mix of Jazz and Blues sounds hits me hard. Since nearly all his solo stuff is instrumental, it’s truly one of the only cases where I can honestly say that his guitar work is like the lyrics and really supports the whole song.

I love it.