Roland Alphonso Featuring The Skatalites And Soul Brothers* ‎– Something Special: Ska Hot Shots

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Heartbeat Records (2) ‎– HB 228, Heartbeat Records (2) ‎– 11661-7728-2
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Ska

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1 Roland Alphonso & The Alley Cats* Four Corners (AKA Four Corners Of The World)
Acoustic Bass – Cluett JohnsonDrums – Ken Williams (6)Guitar – Ken Richards (2)Organ – Cecil LloydSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
2:41
2 Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra From Russia With Love
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettAlto Saxophone – "Deadley" Headley Bennett*Drums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Lyn Taitt*Piano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTenor Saxophone – Dennis "Ska" CampbellTrumpet – Johnny MooreWritten-By – B. Lionel*
4:18
3 Roland Alphonso & Soul Brothers* Dr. Ring Ding
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Jah Jerry HaynesPiano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTenor Saxophone – Dennis "Ska" CampbellTrumpet – Johnny MooreVocals – Rita MarleyVocals [Vocal Percussion] – King SportyWritten-By – C. Dodd*, J. Moore*, R. Alphonso*
3:05
4 Roland Alphonso & Group Jack Ruby
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Jah Jerry HaynesHarmonica – Charles "Organaire" CameronPiano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTenor Saxophone – Dennis "Ska" CampbellTrumpet – Johnny MooreWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
2:41
5 Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra El Pussy Cat Ska (Take 2)
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettAlto Saxophone – Lester SterlingDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Lyn Taitt*Piano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoVocals – Clement Dodd*, Lee PerryWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
3:16
6 Rolando & His Group* Federal Special
Acoustic Bass – Cluett JohnsonDrums – Ken Williams (6)Keyboards – Cecil LloydSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTrombone – Rico Rodriquez*Written-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
2:43
7 Roland Alphonso Do It Good
Alto Saxophone – Karl BryanDrums – Bunny WilliamsElectric Bass – Brian Atkinson*Guitar – Wallin CameronPiano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
3:18
8 Roland Alphonso Jah Shakey (AKA Jack Steady)
Drums – Bunny WilliamsElectric Bass – Leroy SibblesGuitar – Wallin CameronPiano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTrumpet – "Dizzy" Johnny Moore*Written-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
2:05
9 Roland Alphonso & Soul Brothers* Pepe To
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettAlto Saxophone – Lester SterlingBaritone Saxophone – Sam Wells (2)Drums – Lloyd Knibb*Piano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTenor Saxophone – Dennis "Ska" CampbellTrumpet – Johnny Moore
2:57
10 Soul Vendors* You Trouble Me
Drums – Bunny WilliamsElectric Bass – Bryan AtkinsonGuitar – Errol Walters (2)Piano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTrumpet – Johnny MooreWritten-By – C. Dodd*, J. Moore*, R. Alphonso*
3:06
11 Roland Alphonso And His Soul Brothers* Rollie Pollie
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Lyn Taitt*Saxophone – Roland AlphonsoVocals – Clement Dodd*, Lee Perry, Rita MarleyWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
2:17
12 Roland* With Clue J. & His Blues Blasters* Proof Rum
Acoustic Bass – Cluett JohnsonAlto Saxophone – Lester SterlingDrums – Ken Williams (6)Guitar – Ken Richards (2)Piano – Herman SangSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTrombone – Rico Rodriquez*Written-By – C. Dodd*, J. Moore*, R. Alphonso*
3:25
13 Soul Brothers* James Bond
Bass – Bryan AtkinsonDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Lyn Taitt*Piano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoVocals [Vocal Percussion] – King SportyWritten-By – N. Monty*
2:59
14 Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers Provocation
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Harold McKenziePercussion – C. Dodd*Piano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTenor Saxophone – Dennis "Ska" CampbellWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
2:19
15 Clue J. And His Blues Blasters* Grand National
Acoustic Bass – Cluett JohnsonDrums – Ken Williams (6)Guitar – Ken Richards (2)Piano – Cecil LloydSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoTrombone – Rico Rodriquez*Trumpet – Johnny MooreWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
3:00
16 Roland Alphonso & The Alley Cats* Hully Gully Rock
Acoustic Bass – Cluett JohnsonDrums – Lowell MorrisGuitar – Dennis SindreyOrgan – Cecil LloydPiano – Herman SangSaxophone – Roland AlphonsoWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
2:52
17 Roland Alphonso & Soul Brothers* Something Special
Acoustic Bass – Lloyd BrevettDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Lyn Taitt*Organ – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland Alphonso
3:27
18 Roland Alphonso Rolando Special
Drums – Bunny WilliamsElectric Bass – Leroy SibblesGuitar – Errol Walters (2)Saxophone – Roland AlphonsoTenor Saxophone – Dennis "Ska" CampbellTrumpet – Bobby EllisWritten-By – C. Dodd*, R. Alphonso*
3:22
19 Rolando* And The Sharks (2) Groovy Sax
Drums – Lloyd RobinsonElectric Bass – Fred CrossleyGuitar – Dwight A. Pinkney*Saxophone – Roland AlphonsoWritten-By – C. Dodd*, D. Pinkney*, R. Alphonso*
3:14
20 Roland Alphonso And The Studio One Orchestra Maria Elena
Bass – Lloyd BrevettDrums – Lloyd Knibb*Guitar – Lyn Taitt*Piano – Jackie MittooSaxophone – Roland Alphonso
3:44

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Track 1 originally released as 45 on the D. Darling label in 1960.
Track 2 originally released as a 45 on the All Stars label in 1965, "skadapted" from John Barry's composition from the film "From Russia With Love".
Track 3 originally released as a 45 on the Studio One label in 1965. Alternate take.
Track 4 originally released as a 45 on the Studio One label in 1964.
Track 5 originally released as a 45 on the Supreme label in 1965. Inspired by Mongo Santamaria's band.
Track 6 originally released as a 45 on the ND Records label in 1961.
Track 7 previously unreleased (1966).
Track 8 originally released on "The Best of Roland Alphonso" LP on the Studio One label in 1968.
Track 9 originally released on "Ska Au Go Go" LP on the ND Records label in 1966.
Track 10 originally released on the "Soul Vendores On Tour" LP on the Coxsone label in 1967.
Track 11 originally released as a 45 on the Supreme label in 1965.
Track 12 originally released as a 45 on the Worldisc label in 1958.
Track 13 originally released as a 45 on the Studio One label in 1965. Adaptation of the "James Bond Theme".
Track 14 originally released as a 45 on the Studio One label in 1966.
Track 15 originally released as a 45 on the All Stars label in 1961.
Track 16 originally released as a 45 on the Sensational label in 1959.
Track 17 originally released as a 45 on the Coxsone label in 1966.
Track 18 originally released on late repressings of "Soul Vendors On Tour" LP under the title "Just a Bit O' Soul" in 1967.
Track 19 previously unreleased (1968).
Track 20 originally released as a 45 on the Studio One label in 1966. "Skadaption" of Los Indios Tabajeras from Brazil.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 011661772823
  • Label Code: LC 5000
  • Matrix / Runout: 116 617 7282 02@ A
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L006

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