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ROLAND ALPHONSO - DISCOGRAPHY

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Roland Alphonso with The Skatalites

Roland Alphonso - Biography:
Roland Alphonso: (January 12, 1931, Havana, Cuba - November 20, 1998, Los Angeles, California, United States). Was a Jamaican tenor saxophonist, and one of the founding members of The Skatalites. He played with the band from 1963 to 1998.
Under his name R. Alphonso, he released some albums:


ROLAND ALPHONSO - DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Official Albums:
.1965 - Ska Strictly For You (Sir Coxson Selects While Roland Alphonso Plays)
.1968 - ABC Rocksteady (Roland Alphonso with The Originals Orcherstra)
.1973 - Best Of
.1975 - King Sax
.1982 - Brighter Shades Of Roots
.1984 - Roll On - [Partial reissue: "Reggae Sax" (Roland Alphonso & Jerry Johnson) 1988]
.1999 - Tribute To Roland Alphonso: Roland Alphonso Meets Mute Beat
.2000 - Something Special: Ska Hot Shots - [It includes previously unreleased + Compilation]
.2014 - Singles Collection & More - Classics Jamaican Collection '60-'62 - [It includes rare gems for the first time in a album + Compilation]


2) Guest Apparences: 
Albums:
Cecil Lloyd - "I Cover The Water Front" 1962
Jump with Joey Feat. Roland Alhonso - "Ska Strictly For You - Vol. Two" 1994
Ska Flames Feat. Laurel Aitken, Roland Alphonso & Lester Sterling ‎"Damn Good" 1995


3) Compilation/Best of:
.2014 - The Birth of Ska - [Ska Records]
.2015 - Softly as in the Morning Sunrise - [Wind & Broomfield]
.2015 - Jamaica 60's (R. Alphonso with The Matador All-Stars) - [Mare Blanco Records]
.2015 - Romantic Shuffle - [Ten Percent Records]
.2015 - Trust In Reggae: Best Of Roland Alphonso - [Righteous Reggae Records]


4) Roland Alphonso with The Skatalites
Check out:
The Skatalites - Discography


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Roland Alphonso's Discography:
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1) Official Albums:

.1965 - Ska Strictly For You (Sir Coxson Selects While Roland Alphonso Plays)
(Original Press):
"Ska Strictly For You (Sir Coxson Selects While Roland Alphonso Plays)" 1965
Tracks:
1) Guns Of Navarone. 2) El Pussy Cat. 3) Ska In Vienna Woods. 4) Love And Affection. 5) I Want Justice. 6) Flying Ska. 7) You're So Delightful. 8) Ball Of Fire. 9) Shame And Scandal. 10) Man In The Street. 11) Song Of Love. 12) I Love You.
[Label: Studio One (Lp: 1965)]
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.1968 - ABC Rocksteady (Roland Alphonso with The Originals Orcherstra)
(Original Press):
Lp: "ABC Rocksteady" 1968 -  (High Note)
Lp: "ABC Rocksteady" 1968 - (High Note) - UK Edition
Reissue "ABC Rocksteady" 2016 - (Dub Store Records)
"ABC Rocksteady" (Roland Alphonso with The Originals Orcherstra) 1968
Tracks:
1) ABC Rocksteady. 2) Thats Life. 3) Say You. 4) Sad Song. 5) Easy Rock. 6) Hig Hug Her. 7) Starlight. 8) Eild And Free. 9) Little Nut Tree. 10) Top Line. 11) Narata. 12) Pure Soul.
[Label: High Note (Lp: 1968), Dub Store Records (Lp/Cd/Digital Release: 2016)]
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.1973 - Best Of
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Best Of" 1973
Tracks:
1) Jazz Steady. 2) The Hark. 3) Flats. 4) Stranger On The Shore. 5) Jah Shakey. 6) Born To Be Loved. 7) Musical Happiness. 8) What Does It Take To Win Your Love. 9) Higher Sight. 10) Moodorama. 11) Stop The Music. 12) Shelly Belly.
[Label: Studio One (Lp: 1973)]

Reissue: "Best Of" 2009 - with Bonus Tracks.
Tracks:
1) The Moon Gazer. 2) Ska Bostello. 3) To Sir With Love. 4) Jazz Steady. 5) The Ark. 6) Flats. 7) Stranger On The Shore. 8) Rolando Sharks. 9) Jah Shakey [Aka: Jah Steady]. 10) Musical Happiness. 11) What R. 12) Higher Sight. 13) Moodarama. 14) Stop The Music. 15) Nimble Foot [with Don Drummond]. 16) Now Or Never [with Rico Rodriguez]. 17) Grazing In The Grass.
[Label: Studio One (Cd: 2009)]
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.1975 - King Sax
(Original Press):
Lp: "King Sax" 1975 - (Studio One Label)
Reissue Cd: "King Sax" 1999 - (Studio One Label)
"King Sax" 1975 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Tenor Man Trip. 2) Up Fully. 3) Mr Fashion. 4) King Sax. 5) Mack The Knife. 6) Bumpy Skank. 7) Hanky Skank. 8) Sound Beam. 9) Big Pa-Pa. 10) Theme From The Bada. 11) Tokyo's Theme.
[Label: Studio One (Lp: 1975)(Cd: 1999)]
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.1982 - Brighter Shades Of Roots
(Original Press):
"Brighter Shades Of Roots" 1982
Tracks:
1) Brighter Shades Of Roots. 2) Drum Song Style. 3) Sentimental Rockers. 4) Roots Of Rockers. 5) It's All In The Game Rockers. 6) Let's Do Lovers Rock. 7) Yellow Bird Style. 8) Let's Fall In Love Style. 9) Island In The Sun Rockers.
[Label: Imperial (Lp: 1982)]
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.1984 - Roll On
(Original Press):
"Roll On" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Head Shot. 2) Peplo's Place. 3) Revelation Time. 4) Dark Red. 5) Ego Trip. 6) Gentle Prophet. 7) Shank I Sheck. 8) Star Track. 9) Roll On. 10) Tail Gate.
[Label: Wackie's (Lp: 1984)]

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Some tracks from "Roll On" have been reissued in the compilation "Reggae Sax"
See below:

.1988 - Reggae Sax (Roland Alphonso & Jerry Johnson)
(Original Press):
"Reggae Sax" (Roland Alphonso & Jerry Johnson) 1988
[This album includes 8 tracks taken from the album "Roll On" 1984]
Tracks:
Roland Alphonso: 1) Head Shop. 2) Peplo's Place. 3) Revelation Time. 4) Dark Red. 5) Ego Trip. 6) Gentle Prophet. 7) Roll On. 8) Tail Gate.
Jerry Johnson: 9) Good Girl. 10) New Zion. 11) Zion Chant. 12) Mighty Sweet. 13) Fighter Dub. 14) It's You I Love. 15) Red Chalice. 16) Black Freedom.
[Label: Rohit (Cd: 1988)]
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.1999 - Tribute To Roland Alphonso: Roland Alphonso Meets Mute Beat
(Original Press):
"Tribute To Roland Alphonso: Roland Alphonso Meets Mute Beat" 1999
Tracks:
1) Jazz Man [Mute Beat]. 2) Kiyev No Sora [Mute Beat]. 3) Interlude #1. 4) Man In The Street [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 5) Interlude #2. 6) The Reburial [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 7) Roll On Sweet Don [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 8) After The Rain [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 9) Phoenix City [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 10) Freedom Sound [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 11) Bridge View [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 2) Tear Up [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat]. 13) Guns Of Navarone [R. Alphonso with Mute Beat].
[Label: Overheat Records (Cd: 1999)]

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Live recorded in Tokyo (Japan) in 1988.
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.2000 - Something Special: Ska Hot Shots
 [It includes previously unreleased + Compilation]
(Original Press):
"Something Special: Ska Hot Shots" 2000
Tracks:
1) Four Corners [Aka: Four Corners Of The World]. 2) From Russia With Love. 3) Dr. Ring Ding. 4) Jack Ruby. 5) El Pussy Cat Ska [Take 2]. 6) Federal Special. 7) Do It Good. 8) Jah Shakey [Aka: Jack Steady]. 9) Pepe To. 10) You Trouble Me. 11) Rollie Pollie. 12) Proof Rum. 13) James Bond. 14) Provocation. 15) Grand National. 16) Hully Gully Rock. 17) Something Special. 18) Rolando Special. 19) Groovy Sax. 20) Maria Elena.
[Label: Heartbeat (Lp/Cd: 2000)]
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.2014 - Singles Collection & More - Classics Jamaican Collection '60-'62
 [It includes rare gems for the first time in a album + Compilation]
(Original Press):
"Singles Collection & More - Classics Jamaican Collection '60-'62" 2014
Tracks:
Disc 1: Singles
1) Bridge View (Aka Bridgeview Shuffle) [With The Matador All-Stars]. 2) Humpty Dumpty [With Eric Morris & Drumbago All Stars]. 3) Corn Bread And Butter [With Eric Morris & Drumbago All Stars]. 4) Feel So Fine [With Derrick Morgan And Patsy]. 5) Mean To Me. 6) Shuffling Jug [With Clue J & The Blues Blasters]. 7) Another Moses [With 'The Mello-Cat' Count Ossie & His Warrickers]. 8) Hully Gully Rock. 9) Blackberry Brandy. 10) Marjorie [with Alvin & Cecil]. 11) Sweetie Pie [With Monty & Roy and Drumbago & His Orchestra]. 12) Green Door. 13) My Forty Five [With Eric 'Monty' Morris]. 14) Proof Rum. 15) We'll Meet [With Roy & Millie]. 16) Back Beat. 17) Four Corners Of The World. 18) Romantic Shuffle [With The Shiners].
Disc 2: I Cover The Water Front
1) I'll Remember April. 2) Green Eyes. 3)I Cover The Waterfront. 4) Softly As In The Morning Sunrise. 5) What Is The Thing Called Love. 6) Gone With The Wind. 7) Sometimes I Am Happy.
[Label: Not Bad Records (2 Cd: 2014) (Digital Release: 2014)]

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Disc 1: It includes rare gems for the first time in a album recorded between 1960-62.
Disc 2: It contains 7 songs from the album "I Cover The Water Front" 1962 by Cecil Lloyd
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2) Guest Apparence: 
[Albums]:

Cecil Lloyd - "I Cover The Water Front" 1962
(Original Press):
Cecil Lloyd - "I Cover The Water Front" 1962
Tracks:
1) I Remember April. 2) Green Eyes. 3) I Cover The Waterfront. 4) Softly As In The Morning Sunrise. 5) What Is This Thing Called Love. 6) Gone With The Wind. 7) Sometimes I'm Happy. 8) Loafers & Wristless. 9) Frooving With The Best.
[Label: Port-O-Jam (Lp: 1962)]
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.1994 - "Ska Strictly For You - Vol. Two" (Jump with Joey Feat. Roland Alhonso)
(Original Press):
"Ska Strictly For You - Vol. Two" (Jump with Joey Feat. Roland Alhonso) 1994
Tracks:
1) Alipong. 2) Boogie Shuffle. 3) A Shot In The Dark. 4) Dr. Ying Yang. 5) Provocation. 6) El Toro. 7) Ramoncito. 8) Look Away. 9) Un Poquito De Tu Amor. 10) The Mood I'm In. 11) Bridgeview. 12) Let Me In The Yard. 13) James Bond
[Label: Quattro/Parco Co,Ltd/Nippon Columbia/Japan (Cd: 1994), Rykodisc/U.S. (Cd: 1997)]
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.1995 - Damn Good (The Ska Flames with L. Aitken, Roland Alphonso and Lester Sterling)
(Original Press):
"Damn Good" 1995 - (Sunshot Label)
"Damn Good" 1995 - (Toshiba Emi Japan Label)
The Ska Flames with L. Aitken, Roland Alphonso and Lester Sterling:
"Damn Good" 1995
Tracks:
1) Afro Down Blow. 2) Zion City. 3) Judgement Day. 4) Lonesome Lover. 5) No More Time. 6) Extra 110. 7) Past Days. 8) Everytime I Wanna Think. 9) Dance with Me. 10) Pretty Baby. 11) Flower for Bride. 12) [Japanese Title]. 13) Mighty Three. 14) Give Thanks. 15) Rip Van Winkle. 16) Star Eyes.
[Labels: Sunshot (Cd: 1995), Toshiba/Emi Japan (Cd: 1995)

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Roland Alphonso "Whiter Shade of Pale/Hop Special"


Roland Alphonso "Guantanamera (Ska)"


Roland Alphonso "LIVE DESIRE"


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 Discography compiled by:
 Marco Weststar
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