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Earl "Chinna" Smith

g, *1955 JM
Musician of Reggae
A.k.a. Chinnaas Melchezinick Earl Flute

Jamaican lead guitarist born 6 August 1955. Known for his work with The Soul Syndicate and other many artists (including international stars like Alpha Blondy, Garland Jeffreys, Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Joss Stone or Amy Winehouse), he launched the High Times (3) label in 1980. In the 2000's he worked on a series of albums recorded at Chinna's Yard (in St. Andrew) released in the Inna De Yard series by french label Makasound.

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Reggae
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Guitars On TopEarl "Chinna" Smith & Leebert "Gibby" Morrison2009Album
Inna De Yard Vol. 2Earl "Chinna" Smith2008Album
Innovation!Charlie Hunter, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Ernest Ranglin2006Album
Earth TonesCharlie Hunter / Earl "Chinna" Smith / Ernest Ranglin2005Album
Inna De YardEarl "Chinna" Smith2004Album
Home GrownEarl "Chinna" Smith1991Album
High GearEarl "Chinna" Smith And High Times Players1984Single
Sticky FingersEarl "Chinna" Smith1977Album
Philistines On The Land / Bingo KidJunior Murvin / Earl "Chinna" Smith & The Upsetters1976Single
Dub It!Earl "Chinna" SmithAlbum
Musicians And Friends Volume 1Earl "Chinna" Smith And The Soul SyndicateAlbum
Musicians And Friends Volume 2Earl "Chinna" Smith & High Times Players Meet Errol "Flabba" Holt & The Roots RadicsAlbum
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