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Roland Alphonso

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Roland Alphonso

Roland Alphonso has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 12 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.

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Over And Over
Bobby Sarkie, Roland Alphonso
Wackie's2019
Over And Over
Bobby Sarkie, Roland AlphonsoWackie's2019
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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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Song For My Father
Roland Alphonso
Pyramid2012
Song For My Father
Roland AlphonsoPyramid2012
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Last Call
Roland Aplanso
Studio One1995
Last Call
Roland AplansoStudio One1995
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The Score
Roland Alphonso, Jerry Johnson
Wackies Music2018
The Score
Roland Alphonso, Jerry JohnsonWackies Music2018
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Roll On
Roland Alphonso, The Upsetters
Motion Records2001
Roll On
Roland Alphonso, The UpsettersMotion Records2001
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Miss-Ska-Culation
Roland Alphonso
Doctor Bird1966
Miss-Ska-Culation
Roland AlphonsoDoctor Bird1966
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El Toro
Roland Alphonso, The Beverley's All-Stars
Beverley's Records1967
El Toro
Roland Alphonso, The Beverley's All-StarsBeverley's Records1967
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Revelation Time
Roland Alphonso, Jerry Johnson
Wackies Music2018
Revelation Time
Roland Alphonso, Jerry JohnsonWackies Music2018
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