Chalmers 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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Instruments & Performance

SPCN7-01-676706-X Sing And Shout — Chalmers Alford The Mighty Clouds Of Joy The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Sing And Shout(LP) Myrrh SPCN7-01-676706-X US 1983 Sell This Version
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534 250-4 House Of Music — Chalmers Alford Tony! Toni! Toné! Tony! Toni! Toné! - House Of Music (Album) Mercury 534 250-4 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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none Jazzyfatnastees Hear Me (as Chalmers and 2 more… Jazzyfatnastees - The Once And Future(CDr, Promo, Smplr) MCA Records, Motive (2) none UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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MCA3P-93024 The Once And Future — Chalmers Alford Jazzyfatnastees Related To Me (as Chalmers and 8 more… Jazzyfatnastees - The Once And Future (Album) MCA Records, Motive (2) MCA3P-93024 US 1999 Sell This Version
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WPCR-10079 A Day In The Life — Chalmers Alford Eric Benét That's Just My Way (as Chalmers and 2 more… Eric Benét - A Day In The Life (Album) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-10079 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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07822-19092-2 Black Diamond — Chalmers Alford Angie Stone Angie Stone - Black Diamond (Album) Arista 07822-19092-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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7243 8 49393 28, CDV 2917, 7243 8 49393 2 8 Lucy Pearl — Chalmers Alford Lucy Pearl Dance Tonight (as Edward and 5 more… Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl (Album) Pookie Records (2), Pookie Records (2), Beyond (3), Virgin 7243 8 49393 28, CDV 2917, 7243 8 49393 2 8 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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7243 8 48503 2 6 Voodoo — Chalmers Alford D'Angelo Africa (as C. Edward Alford) and 1 more… D'Angelo - Voodoo (Album) Virgin, Cheeba Sound 7243 8 48503 2 6 US 2000 Sell This Version
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VSTDJ 1805 Without You — Chalmers Alford Lucy Pearl Without You (as Edward Charmers) Lucy Pearl - Without You Virgin VSTDJ 1805 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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DKG-71007 Gold Coast — Chalmers Alford Rhian Benson Rhian Benson - Gold Coast(CD, Album) DKG Music Inc. DKG-71007 US 2003 Sell This Version
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RR0019 CD Don Cello And Friends — Chalmers Alford Larry Gold Loving You Larry Gold - Don Cello And Friends (Album) Rapster Records RR0019 CD Spain 2003 Sell This Version
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0602498633489 Strength EP — Chalmers Alford The RH Factor The RH Factor - Strength EP(CD, EP) Verve Records 0602498633489 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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82876-68513-2 Stone Hits - The Very Best Of Angie Stone — Chalmers Alford Angie Stone Bone 2 Pic (Wit U) Angie Stone - Stone Hits - The Very Best Of Angie Stone (Comp) J Records 82876-68513-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
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SICP-977 Try! (Live In Concert) — Chalmers Alford John Mayer Trio Try (as Chalmers 'Spanky' Alford) John Mayer Trio - Try! (Live In Concert) (Album) Columbia, Aware Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment SICP-977 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
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WCD 2841 Simply Soul — Chalmers Alford Vick Allen Vick Allen - Simply Soul(CD, Album) Waldoxy Records WCD 2841 US 2005 Sell This Version
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BBE070CD Bold And Beautiful — Chalmers Alford Vikter Duplaix Stimulation (as Spanky Chalmers) Vikter Duplaix - Bold And Beautiful (Album) BBE BBE070CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
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8287 679019-2 Continuum — Chalmers Alford John Mayer I'm Gonna Find Another You (as Chalmers 'Spanky' Alford) John Mayer - Continuum (Album) Columbia, Aware Records 8287 679019-2 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
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80302-01228-2 Voice Of The Spirit - The Gospel Of The South — Chalmers Alford Various We Will Overcome (as Chalmers and 2 more… Various - Voice Of The Spirit - The Gospel Of The South(CD, Album) Dualtone 80302-01228-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
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0946 3 89474 2 4 Introducing... Joss Stone — Chalmers Alford Joss Stone Joss Stone - Introducing... Joss Stone (Album) Virgin 0946 3 89474 2 4 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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KAJ-27, KAJ027 The Syberspace Social — Chalmers Alford Sy Smith Part Of The Night (as Chalmers and 2 more… Sy Smith - The Syberspace Social(12", EP) Kajmere Sound Recordings, Kajmere Sound Recordings KAJ-27, KAJ027 US 2007 Sell This Version
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0946 3 48449 2 5 Lay It Down — Chalmers Alford Al Green Al Green - Lay It Down (Album) Blue Note 0946 3 48449 2 5 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
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HBRCD 00108 Bone Appetit (Double Issue) — Chalmers Alford Jeff Bradshaw My Forever (as Chalmers and 5 more… Jeff Bradshaw - Bone Appetit (Double Issue)(2xCD, Album) Hidden Beach Recordings HBRCD 00108 US 2012 Sell This Version
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88883737452 Continuum / Battle Studies — Chalmers Alford John Mayer I'm Gonna Find Another You (as Chalmers 'Spanky' Alford) John Mayer - Continuum / Battle Studies (Album, Comp) Sony Music 88883737452 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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Writing & Arrangement

534 250-2 House Of Music — Chalmers Alford Tony Toni Toné* Let Me Know Tony Toni Toné* - House Of Music(CD, Album) Mercury 534 250-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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07822-19092-2 Black Diamond — Chalmers Alford Angie Stone Bone 2 Pic (Wit U) (as C. Alford) Angie Stone - Black Diamond (Album) Arista 07822-19092-2 US 1999 Sell This Version