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About phil ranelin

Phil Ranelin was born in Indianapolis Indiana . Ranelin was initially inspired to pursue music by his paternal grandmother who had a imense record collection that she allowed young Ranelin free reins to absorb After enrolling in band in grade school, Ranelin ended up in the Indianapolis All City Grade School Band that included trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Once in High School , Phil discovered a JJ Johnson record and later on played with Melvin Rhyne , Pookie Johnson, Earmon Hubbard , David Young and Wes Montgomery. After moving to Detroit in the late 60's Ranelin established his own record label before moving to Los Angeles in 1977.

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