Roots Radics

Formed 1978
Roots Radics
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Roots Radics

Roots Radics Biography (Wikipedia)

The Roots Radics Band was formed in 1978 by bass player Errol "Flabba" Holt, guitarist Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont and drummer Lincoln "Style" Scott. They were joined by many musicians, including guitarist Noel "Sowell" Bailey, Dwight Pinkney and Steve Golding, keyboard player Wycliffe "Steelie" Johnson, Pianist Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson and saxophonist Headley Bennett. As a combined force the Roots Radics became a well-respected studio and stage band, which dominated the sound in the first half of the 1980s. They supported artists like Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs, Michael Prophet, Eek-A-Mouse, and Israel Vibration and have released several albums to their name as well. As an aside, the English word 'Radical' is derived from the Latin word 'Radix', which is the Latin word for 'Root'.

Somewhere late in 1979 the band recorded the riddims for Barrington Levy's first songs for producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes, credited at the time as the Channel One Stars. With hindsight these riddims are now considered the birth of Jamaican dancehall music.

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Gregory Isaacs
Substitute (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 26 Oct 1981) (feat. Roots Radics)
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Substitute (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 26 Oct 1981) (feat. Roots Radics)
Gregory Isaacs
Front Door
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Front Door
Gregory Isaacs
Permanent Lover (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 26 Oct 1981) (feat. Roots Radics)
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Permanent Lover (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 26 Oct 1981) (feat. Roots Radics)
Gregory Isaacs
Sad To Know You're Leaving (Radio 1 Session, 27 Nov 1982)
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Sad To Know You're Leaving (Radio 1 Session, 27 Nov 1982)
Gregory Isaacs
Cool Down The Pace (Radio 1 Session, 27 Nov 1982)
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Cool Down The Pace (Radio 1 Session, 27 Nov 1982)
Prince Jammy
Out Of Order Dub
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Out Of Order Dub
King Tubby
Highway Dub
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Highway Dub
Gregory Isaacs
Substitute
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Substitute
Alborosie
Everything (feat. Roots Radics & Pupa Avril)
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Everything (feat. Roots Radics & Pupa Avril)
Roots Radics
Malicious intent
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Malicious intent
Gregory Isaacs
Permanent Lover
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Permanent Lover
Roots Radics
Inforce'a
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Inforce'a
Roots Radics
Dangerous Match Six
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Dangerous Match Six
King Tubby
Country Gal Dub
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Country Gal Dub
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