Rankin Don

Rankin Don

Rankin Don recalls that when he was a young boy his sister was persistent that he should be involved with music. Being too young to go to the clubs and fetes, he recalls his first experiences and interactions with music as using a mic and singing off of versions.
Notorious Bugs from Gyasi Record Label urged him to record for the mainstream. Rankin Don had garnered attention in the underground scene in Jamaica and the streets of Brooklyn. That is where and when he recorded hits like Cant Find Me Love, Sex You Up and the hit Baddest DJ which sold over 100,000 copies in the US and abroad.

A year after Baddest DJ, Real McCoy was pressed. Known for its unique flavor and jovial hook ("Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!") it captured Caribbean and the US audiences, selling over 250,000 copies. He also recorded The Big Race with Roundhead, Screchie Don, General B, and Baja Jedd. Rankin Don has also performed with artists such as Freddie McGregor, Gregory Isaacs, 2002 Grammy nominee Beres Hammond and past Grammy award winners Shabba Ranks, Shaggy and Beenie Man.

Rankin Don is now a producer for Rock Tower Studios, known for its rich history in the foundation of reggae music. In his other life as Father Goose, he appears on many releases by Dan Zanes.


Rankin Don Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

GA-102 Tasha Lee / Rankin Don Tasha Lee / Rankin Don - Love Takes Time / Girl Talk(12") Gyasi GA-102 US 1989 Sell This Version
LS 0001 Rankin Don Featuring Singie Singie Rankin Don Featuring Singie Singie - Black Queen(7") Love Sydrome LS 0001 US 1989 Sell This Version
GA-089 Ranking Don* / King Ledgister Ranking Don* / King Ledgister - Can't Find Me Love(12") Gyasi GA-089 US 1990 Sell This Version
Super C / Rankin Don Super C / Rankin Don - Bad Boy X-Rated / Capital P. X-Rated (Single) Alms-House US 1991 Sell This Version
GA111 Lady English / Rankin Don Lady English / Rankin Don - Phunky Reggae / Watchman(12") Gyasi GA111 US 1992 Sell This Version
Rankin Don Real McCoy (Ah Ah Ah Ah) (Single) Kick Ass Records US 1994 Sell This Version
GA-096 Rankin Don / King Ledgi* Rankin Don / King Ledgi* - Greatest Whip Appeal(12", Maxi) Gyasi GA-096 US Unknown Sell This Version
GA-098 Rankin Don Big Up / Just Love Me Down(12", EP) Gyasi GA-098 US Unknown Sell This Version
GA 106 Rankin Don & Dobby Dobson Rankin Don & Dobby Dobson - Piranha(12") Gyasi GA 106 US Unknown Sell This Version