Two Colors - Dean Fraser & Ernie Ranglin

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Media Format: CD
SKU: TRCD1393.2
UPC: 781976139320
Release Date: May. 27, 2022
Media Format: CD

Two Colors is a collaborative album between guitar legend Ernie Ranglin and saxophonist Dean Fraser. The 12-song set contains mainly instrumentals, all produced by Fraser. The album is significant in that it pairs two of Jamaica’s most respected musicians, both of whom have worked with reggae’s greats including Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. Deejay Big Youth, another reggae stalwart, is featured on De Ranglin, lead single from Two Colors.

Ranglin is a giant of Jamaican music. He developed his distinctive jazz riffs in the 1940s, playing in bands like the Eric Deans Orchestra and listening to greats like German guitarist Django ReinhardtHis many achievements include arranging and playing on classic songs like Millie Small's My Boy Lollipop and The WailersIt Hurts to be AloneErnie Ranglin is the recipient of the Order of Jamaica, Jamaica’s fifth highest honour.

Fraser is from Trench Town where Ranglin once taught guitar to young residents. Since the mid-1970s, he has recorded or toured with MarleyDennis Brown, Sly and Robbie, Freddie McGregor, Buju Banton, Luciano and Tarrus Riley. He was awarded the Order of Distinction, Jamaica’s sixth highest honour.

Track Listing
1. De Ranglin feat. Big Youth
2. Rangos
3. Papa R
4. Mi Nuh Kno
5. Sam-Fi
6. Clara's Heart
7. Two Colors
8. Joshua
9. Lightning From De East
10. Playing Twins
11. Unknown Melody
12. Nuh True

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