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30th September 2015

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BEST OF ROLANDO ALPHANSO1
Roland Alphonso (1973)

Studio One/Coxsone SOL 1127
matrix: CN 3614

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Jazz Steady (Not For A Moment); The Hark (My Whole World Is Falling Down); Flats (Pearls); Stranger On The Shore; Jah Shakey; Born To Blow (Born To Be Loved) // Musical Happiness (Why Did You Leave); What Does It Take To Win Your Love (These Eyes); Higher Sight; Moodorama (Love Is Blue); Stop The Music; Shelly Belly (Love Me Girl)

Reissue (in same sleeve) with two extra tracks, Born To Blow and Shelly Belly, and an alternative version of Musical Happiness.

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Jazz Steady (Not For A Moment); The Hark (My Whole World Is Falling Down); Flats (Pearls); Stranger On The Shore; Jah Shakey // Musical Happiness (Fancy Make Up); What Does It Take To Win Your Love (These Eyes); Higher Sight; Moodorama (Love Is Blue); Stop The Music

Original Jamaican issue in mono. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Solo instrumental album from one of the Studio One stalwarts, featuring instrumental versions of classic rhythms as well as several Roland Alphonso originals, including the exemplary Jah Shakey, itself versioned many times.

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BEST OF ROLANDO ALPHONSO2
Roland Alphonso

Coxsone SOL 1127
matrix: CSLP - The Best of Roland Alphonso

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BEST OF ROLANDO ALPHONSO3

Studio One CD 1127

The Moon Gazer; Ska Bostello; To Sir With Love; Jazz Steady; The Ark; Flats; Stranger On The Shore; Rolando Sharks; Jah Shakey; Musical Happiness; What R. ((= What Does It Take To Win Your love)); Higher Sight; Moodorama; Stop The Music; Nimble Foot; Now Or Never; Grazing In The Grass ((= Reggae In The Grass))

This really is something special. All ten tracks from the original 1973 release plus seven extra tracks, almost all of them appearing on CD for the first time. The extra tracks are The Moon Gazer, Ska Bostello, To Sir With Love, Rolando Sharks, Nimble Foot (featuring Don Drummond on trombone), Now Or Never (featuring Rico Rodriguez) and Grazing In The Grass. Sound quality is excellent throughout, and we even get sleeve notes!