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RIP Ranchie McLean

RIP Ranchie McLean

RIP Ranchie McLean

By Erik Magni on Friday, November 23, 2012 - Comment

Acclaimed bass player Ranchie McLean has died.

Bertram “Ranchie” McLean - who played bass and guitar on countless reggae classics from the 70’s - died on November 14 in Jamaica at the age of 64, writes Jamaican Observer. According to his son Antoine McLean his father had been ill for some time, and had a surgery for prostate cancer two years ago.

Ranchie McLean

Ranchie McLean was along with keyboardist Ansel Collins, bass player Lloyd Parks and drummer Sly Dunbar the core of the Skin, Flesh & Bones Band, who later became The Revolutionaries, house band at the legendary Channel One studio.

Ranchie McLean however started his career as a guitarist at Studio One in the 60’s, but it was as a bass player on classics such as the Mighty DiamondsRight Time or Dillinger’s CB 2000 he really made his mark.

He is survived by eight children and several grandchildren.

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