|Origin Kingston, Jamaica|
Role Musical Artist
Education Alpha Boys School
Music group The Aggrovators
Name Bobby Ellis
|Born 2 July 1932 (age 83) (1932-07-02) |
Albums Shalom Dub, Rasta Dub '76, Johnny in the Echo Chamber, Brass Rockers, Last Train to Skaville
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- Solo discography
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Born in Kingston on 2 October 1932, 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. He also played and co-arranged (with Tommy McCook) the horns on Bunny Wailer's 1976 album Blackheart Man.
In August 2014 it was announced that he would receive the Order of Distinction in October that year.
Ellis died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on 18 October 2016, aged 84, from a pneumonia-related illness.
With Herbie Mann