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Alphonso Johnson

b, eb, *1951 US, Philadelphia
Musician / Composer of Rock, Jazz and Latin
A.k.a. Embamba

American bassist, Chapman Stick player, composer. Born : February 02, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Started touring at the age of seventeen. Appointed to a teaching position at The University of Southern California as an adjunct associate professor in 2004.

  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Vocals
  • Electric piano
  • Backing Vocals
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
BAHAMA MAMA on Spellbound by Alphonso Johnson
Love's The Way I Feel 'Bout Cha on Yesterday's Dreams by Alphonso Johnson
Beautiful Horizon on Beautiful Horizon by The Fusion Syndicate
Scapegoat on Yesterday's Dreams by Alphonso Johnson
As Little As You on Yesterday's Dreams by Alphonso Johnson
Follow Your Heart on Spellbound by Alphonso Johnson
Summer Solstice on Spellbound by Alphonso Johnson
Face Blaster on Spellbound by Alphonso Johnson
Show Us The Way on Yesterday's Dreams by Alphonso Johnson
One To One on Yesterday's Dreams by Alphonso Johnson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
MetaphorsAlphonso Johnson2017Album
Moonshadows / Yesterday's Dreams / SpellboundAlphonso Johnson2015Compil.
97 : 05Carol Knauber Featuring: Dave Weckl, Alphonso Johnson, Brandon Fields, Rich Eames, Tom Brechtlein2005Album
Guitar & BassAlphonso Johnson2004Compil.
The Alphonso Johnson CollectionAlphonso Johnson2000Compil.
The Best Of Alphonso JohnsonAlphonso Johnson1980Compil.
AlivemutherforyaBilly Cobham · Steve Khan · Alphonso Johnson · Tom Scott1978Album
SpellboundAlphonso Johnson1977Album
MoonshadowsAlphonso Johnson1976Album
Love's The Way I Feel 'Bout ChaAlphonso Johnson Featuring Dianne Reeves1976Single
Yesterday's DreamsAlphonso Johnson1976Album
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