Earl “Bagga” Walker
By: Brian Jahn
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Bagga Walker says he started out playing the guitar first, in Trench Town learning from Radcliff “Rad” Brian and Ernest Ranglin. But one day when someone had mashed up his guitar and it only had four strings, he started to play it that way. Bagga’s bass is heard on many Studio One hits and countless other tunes by artists like: The Gladiators, Augustus Pablo, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, Half Pint, Junior Delgado, Burning Spear, Mikey Dread, Sugar Minott and he was also the arranger of the Fred Locks roots classic “Black Star Liner”.