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Saturday night Ernest Ranglin

Just because.

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Jeff Sparrow is the former editor of Overland. He is the co-author (with Jill Sparrow) of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, the editor (with Antony Loewenstein) of Left Turn: Essays for the New Left and the author of Communism: a love story, Killing: Misadventures in violence, and Money Shot: A Journey into Censorship and Porn.  On Twitter, he's @Jeff_Sparrow.

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  1. Yep ‘Surfin’ is a complete classic. Reminds me how disappointed I was to miss seeing Ernest R last time he was out. Oh well I got to see him the time before that with Monty Alexander and that was pretty special.

  2. I was just listening to Below the Bass Line, and was reminded of what a classic it is. There’s a fantastic clip on Youtube somewhere of Ernest and a bunch of other people (Jah Jerry, maybe?) talking about the early days of ska.
    Chris knows more about this than I do but there’s a really interesting story to be told about the role of Australians in those early ska times.

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