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35 x 7″: Cleopatra Rock

September 29, 2012

roland alphonso & studio 1 orchestra – cleopatra (studio one 45, 196?)

A storming piece of ska – burning down the house with eastern flavour. Roland Alphonso was the founder of the Skatalites, and one of the most influential Jamaican musicians ever. This 45  was very hard to find, but has been lovingly reissued by the fine folks of Rock A Shacka. Hungry for more of the same? Check out  “shockers rock“,  a seventies studio one disco mix that takes “cleopatra” and tacks on 5+ minutes of proto-house…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. maurice permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:44 pm

    Just how I like my ska…
    ik ben gek op die ‘Ossterse’ sound en Rock A Shacka is waanzinnig!

  2. October 2, 2012 2:24 am

    You’re sure on a bit of a roll! Thanks, really digging these choice early slabs.

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