Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger was one of those transitional characters who bridge the period between two distinct musical eras...in this case from the roots toasting-style to dancehall, from the mid-70s through mid-80s (think missing link between Big Youth and say, Yellowman)...

Lone Ranger worked and had hits with most of the usual suspects, like Coxsone Dodd and Winston Riley, while having some of his biggest success with Alvin Ranglin. He was in and out of Studio One for most of his career...

There are bigger hits in his discography but I love this track and the b-side version, largely because they are over the Skylarkin' riddim...

Lone Ranger: Screw Gone A North Coast
from a rip of Studio One 7" SO 100037A

Lone Ranger with Sound Dimension: Junior Screw (Version)
from a rip of Studio One 7" SO 100037B