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26th November 2019

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KING OF SAX1
Rolando Alphanso (1975)

Studio One
matrix: CN-3122 B CHL / CN-3122 A CHL

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Tenor Man Trip (Henry The Great); Soul Equalizer (Full Up); Nu Fashion; King Of Sax (Queen Of The Minstrel); Mac The Knife // Bumpy Skank (Things A Come Up To Bump); Hanky Skanky; Sound Beam (I'm Still In Love With You); Big Papa (Blue Dot/Hot Rod); Theme From The Barber

Originally released on the Winro label in a plain sleeve, but can be found in a variety of generic Studio One sleeves (the DISCO 45 jacket above is an example ). Later repressed on the Studio 1 label, but still without a picture sleeve.

One of the stone cold classic Studio One albums. Sadly overlooked in the recent reissue programmes, and certainly worthy of serious critical reappraisal.

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KING SAX2
Rolando Alphonso (1992)

Studio One SOLP 3122
matrix: SOLP 3122 KING OF SAX

Tenor Man Trip (Henry The Great); Up Fully (Full Up); Mr Fashion; King Sax (Queen Of The Minstrel); Mack The Knife (remix) // Bumpy Skank (Things A Come Up To Bump); Hanky Skanky; Sound Beam (I'm Still In Love With You); Big Pa-Pa (Blue Dot/Hot Rod); ; Theme From The Baba (remix); Tokyo's Theme

US reissue with unfortunate remixes of Mack The Knife and Theme From The Baba, and an (unnecessary) additional track. The picture sleeve is designed by O'Neil Nanco. Buy the original version (if you can find one). ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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