Bobby Ellis (2 July 1932 ─ 18 October 2016) was a Jamaican trumpet player. He worked with many reggae artists including Peter Tosh, Burning Spear and The Revolutionaries. Born in Kingston, Bobby Ellis attended the Alpha Boys School which is famous for its musical alumni. While at this school Ellis received tuition on the trumpet and flugelhorn. The school's music curriculum consisted of marches, waltzes and classical pieces which gave Ellis an extensive knowledge of timing, harmony and form. These factors have contributed to his work as a horn arranger for the Studio One. He also acted as arranger for producer Jack Ruby and was part of Ruby's studio band the Black Disciples, playing on Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey album and going on to tour as part of Spear's band for twelve years. In August 2014 it was announced that he would receive the Order of Distinction in October that year. Solo discography Rent a Tile (2014) with Tommy McCook Green Mango (1974), Attack - Tommy & Bobby Blazing Horns (1977), Grove Music - Tommy McCook and Bobby Ellis Tommy McCook Featuring Bobby Ellis (2004), Attack other collaborations Bobby Ellis & the Professionals Meet the Revolutionaries (1977), Third World With Herbie Mann Reggae (Atlantic, 1973) Reggae II (Atlantic, 1973 ) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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