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Roland Alphonso

Roland Alphonso has been played on NTS over 20 times, featured on 24 episodes and was first played on 11 April 2014.

Roland Alphonso (Havana, Cuba, January 12, 1931 - Los Angeles, California, November 20, 1998) aka Rolando Alphonso or The Chief Musician was a Jamaican tenor saxophonist.

Alphonso came to Jamaica at the age of two with his Jamaican mother, and started to learn saxophone at the Stony Hill Industrial School.

In 1948 he left school to join Eric Deans' orchestra and soon passed through other bands in the hotel circuit and first recorded as a member of Baba Motta's group in 1952.

Around the mid…

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Over And Over
Bobby Sarkie, Roland Alphonso
Wackie's2019
Over And Over
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Shot In The Dark
Roland Alphonso
Top Deck Records1965
Shot In The Dark
Roland AlphonsoTop Deck Records1965
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Musical Happiness
Rolando Alphanso
Studio One0
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Song For My Father
Roland Alphonso
Pyramid2012
Song For My Father
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From Russia With Love
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Studio One1965
From Russia With Love
R. Alphonso, Studio 1 Orch.Studio One1965
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Dream-Land
Roland Alphonso, Beverley's All Stars
Beverley's Records1968
Dream-Land
Roland Alphonso, Beverley's All StarsBeverley's Records1968
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Where Is Garvey?
Bongo Man, Roland Alfonso, The Studio 1 Orchestra
Mu-Zik City Records1965
Where Is Garvey?
Bongo Man, Roland Alfonso, The Studio 1 OrchestraMu-Zik City Records1965
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Cleopatra
R. Alphonso, Studio 1 Orch.
Studio One1965
Cleopatra
R. Alphonso, Studio 1 Orch.Studio One1965
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Feeling Fine
Roland Alphonso
Island Records1964
Feeling Fine
Roland AlphonsoIsland Records1964
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Blow Roland Blow
Roland Alphonso
Randy's2008
Blow Roland Blow
Roland AlphonsoRandy's2008
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