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Dale, Rollice (1941-2000)

Very active violist born in Los Angeles, California who earned his Bachelor of Music degree at USC Thornton School of Music in 1965.

He was a member of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and Milt Jackson Quintet with Strings.  Rollice performed with many other artists and groups such as Israel Baker, George Bohanon, Brainstorm, Solomon Burke, John Coltrane, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maynard Ferguson, The Gap Band, Stan Getz, Barry Manilow, Luis Miguel, Harry Nilsson, Lionel Richie, Lalo Schifrin and Sister Sledge.

The albums Rollice features on were numerous and just a small selection include In My Lifetime by Neil Diamond , Roots by Quincy Jones, Dream On by George Duke, I Am, Powerlight and Faces by Earth, Wind & Fire, That’s What Friends are For by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams , Manilow Sings Sinatra by Barry Manilow, The Christmas Album by David Foster , Modern Man by Stanley Clarke, Brasil ’88 by Sergio Mendes, Porgy & Bess by Cleo Laine & Ray Charles, It Only Takes a Minute by Tavares, Rejoice by The Emotions, Lay Some Happiness on Me: The Reprise Years by Dean Martin, That’s the Way It Is by Harry Nilsson, Timepiece by Kenny Rogers , Street Songs by Rick James, Welcome Home by Carole King,

He passed away in 2000 when he was 59 years old, and his family created the Rollice E. Dale Memorial Music Scholarship that was set up at the Thornton School of Music in California.

David Foster Recordings
O Holy Night (
Adolphe Charle Adam)
Interscope 0 7567 92295 2 6 (CD – The Christmas Album)
VocalsMichael Crawford

The Gap Band recordings
Baby Baba Boogie
(Lonnie Simmons/ Charlie Wilson)
Mercury MER 37(UK 45)

Johnny MathisDeniece Williams recordings
Emotion (
Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb)
S CBS 6164B (UK 45)

Here he is with the Milt Jackson Quintet with Strings performing “Tears”…