Eddie "Spanky" Alford

Real Name:
Chalmers Edward Alford
Profile:
American three-time Grammy winning jazz guitarist.

Born May 22, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Alford began his care as a guitarist for gospel quartets, including The Mighty Clouds Of Joy and The Truetones, and went on to become one of the secret weapons of the neo-soul movement, lending not only his musical skills, but spiritual guidance to albums by Raphael Saadiq, D'Angelo, and The Roots. One of Alford’s final projects was “Lay It Down” by the soul singer Al Green, which was produced by the Roots’ drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson.

Alford died March 24, 2008, at the age of 52, in Huntsville, Alabama after a long battle with diabetes.
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Vocals

7019202608 Pray For Me — Eddie The Mighty Clouds Of Joy The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Pray For Me (Album) Word 7019202608 USA, Canada & UK 1990 Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

BRS-4009 Love Is The Key — Eddie The East St. Louis Gospelettes The East St. Louis Gospelettes - Love Is The Key(LP, Album) Birthright BRS-4009 US 1977 Sell This Version
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AB-1038 Live And Direct — Eddie The Mighty Clouds Of Joy The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Live And Direct (Album) ABC Records AB-1038 US 1977 Sell This Version
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BRS-4012 Rodena Preston Presents, Look Where God Has Brought Us — Eddie Randolph Watson And The Voices Of Faith, The Voices Of Faith Of Jackson, Mississippi, Voices Of Faith (2) Randolph Watson And The Voices Of Faith, The Voices Of Faith Of Jackson, Mississippi, Voices Of Faith (2) - Rodena Preston Presents, Look Where God Has Brought Us(LP, Album) Birthright BRS-4012 US 1977 Sell This Version
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NCS 501 Wanted Live! By A Million Girls — Eddie The Topics The Topics - Wanted Live! By A Million Girls(LP, Album) NCS (2) NCS 501 US 1978 Sell This Version
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MYR 1118 Miracle Man — Eddie The Mighty Clouds Of Joy The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Miracle Man(LP, Album) Myrrh MYR 1118 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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7019202608 Pray For Me — Eddie The Mighty Clouds Of Joy The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Pray For Me (Album) Word 7019202608 USA, Canada & UK 1990 Sell This Version
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C-1-4750-4 A Message For You — Eddie The Evereadys The Evereadys - A Message For You (Album) Great Joy Records (2) C-1-4750-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
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DMD 2262 Keep It On The Real — Eddie Otis & Shugg Featuring Headshots* Keep It On The Real (J. Wade Stay Paid Mix) (as Eddie and 5 more… Otis & Shugg Featuring Headshots* - Keep It On The Real(12", Promo) Interscope Records, Atlantic DMD 2262 US 1995 Sell This Version
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534 250-2 House Of Music — Eddie Tony Toni Toné* Tony Toni Toné* - House Of Music(CD, Album) Mercury 534 250-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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78612 73006 2 Total — Eddie Total Kissin' You Total - Total(CD, Album) Arista, Bad Boy Entertainment, BMG 78612 73006 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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78612-79059-2 Kissin' You — Eddie Total Total - Kissin' You (Single, Maxi) Bad Boy Entertainment 78612-79059-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
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POCP-7215 Still Waters — Eddie Bee Gees = ビー・ジーズ* With My Eyes Closed (as Spanky Alford) Bee Gees = ビー・ジーズ* - Still Waters (Album) Polydor POCP-7215 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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NQD-15226 O Lord I Want You To Move — Eddie Bone Family Choir Bone Family Choir - O Lord I Want You To Move(Cass) not on label NQD-15226 1997 Sell This Version
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549 040 2 4 Bruthas & A Bass — Eddie Solo (8) Nights Like This (as Spanky Alford) and 1 more… Solo (8) - 4 Bruthas & A Bass(CD, Album) Perspective Records 549 040 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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374630965-1 Bona Fide — Eddie Willie Max Always (as Spanky Alford) Willie Max - Bona Fide (Album) Motown, Pookie Records (2) 374630965-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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WPCR-10079 A Day In The Life — Eddie Eric Benét Lamentation and 1 more… Eric Benét - A Day In The Life (Album) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-10079 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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HR-62230-2 The PJs (Music From & Inspired By The Hit Television Series) — Eddie Various What I Am Various - The PJs (Music From & Inspired By The Hit Television Series) (Comp) Hollywood Records, Touchstone Television, Imagine Television HR-62230-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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SAM00073 A Day In The Life — Eddie Eric Benét Why You Follow Me and 1 more… Eric Benét - A Day In The Life(12", Smplr) Warner Bros. Records SAM00073 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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FVR 4602-2 It Don't Get Better Than This — Eddie Terri Gore Hurry Up This Way Again (as Spanky Alford) Terri Gore - It Don't Get Better Than This(CD, Album) Forevermore FVR 4602-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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JADV-43118-2 Tarralyn Ramsey — Eddie Tarralyn Ramsey Come In and 1 more… Tarralyn Ramsey - Tarralyn Ramsey (Album) Verity JADV-43118-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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490 840-9 Until The End Of Time — Eddie 2Pac Words 2 My First Born 2Pac - Until The End Of Time (Album) Amaru Entertainment, Death Row Records (2), Interscope Records 490 840-9 Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
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4838 Holdin' On — Eddie The Blind Boys Of Alabama There's Nothing In This World Without A Heart (as Eddie (Spanky) Alford) and 6 more… The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Holdin' On(CD, Album, RE) Light Records 4838 US 2003 Sell This Version
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9362-47970-2 Hurricane — Eddie Eric Benét Pretty Baby Eric Benét - Hurricane(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Friday Records 9362-47970-2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
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FVR 4619-2 Soulful Provider — Eddie Jackie Gore Jackie Gore - Soulful Provider(CDr, Album) Forevermore FVR 4619-2 US 2007 Sell This Version