ILLUSTRATIONS
1.1 At the Belmont orphanage 31
1.2 Marching band and band rehearsal at the Children’s Home 34
1.3 Brass band of the Belmont Children’s Home in concert 36
2.1 Selwyn Wheeler Orchestra’s recording of “The Mocking
Bird Song” 47
2.2 Frankie Francis featured as a guest star, 1972 49
2.3–2.4 Body and Soul by Clarence Curvan’s band 55
2.5–2.6 The “A” Train by Ron Berridge and Orchestra 58
2.7–2.8 Bang Bang Lulu in New York with Sparrow’s Troubadours 67
2.9–2.10 Behold by the Blues Busters 70
3.1 Selmer Super Action 80 saxophone and metal mouthpiece 82
3.2 Lawton mouthpiece 83
3.3 A telling 1962 record jacket 94
4.1 Juliet Robin on keyboard 109
4.2 Roy Cape All Stars at a dance club in Toronto, 2009 119
4.3 “Mr. Cape” (also dubbed “Jam Mih”) 127
5.1 Clarence Curvan’s band, 1963 138
5.2 Younger Roy with Ron Berridge’s band, 1966 139
5.3 Sparrow with the Ron Berridge Orchestra, 1967 141
5.4 Harold De Freitas and Roy Cape in Jamaica, 1969 142
5.5 Harold De Freitas, Roy Cape, and Joseph Alexander, 1970 143
5.6 Roy Cape and Neville Oxley, around 1973 144
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