Black Roots

Black Roots

Hailing from the St Paul's area of Bristol, the original eight-member band were formed in 1979 and quickly gained a large following by touring almost non-stop around the country, playing their brand of 'militant pacifism' roots reggae in the nation's major colleges.

Delroy O'Gilvie,
Cordell Francis,
Errol Brown,
Jabulani Ngozi,
Trevor Seivwright,
Kondwani Ngozi,
Derrick King and
Carlton 'Roots' Smith.

Not to be confused with Sugar Minott's studio/backing band, the Black Roots Players.

Black Roots Discography


KIC LP02 Black Roots Black Roots (Album) Kick Records (2) KIC LP02 UK 1983 Sell This Version
REC 555 Black Roots The Front Line (Album) Kick Records (2) REC 555 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ZCM 570 Black Roots Black Roots 'In Session' (Album) BBC Cassettes ZCM 570 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NRLP001, NR LP01 Black Roots All Day All Night (Album) Nubian Records, Nubian Records NRLP001, NR LP01 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NRCD 01 Black Roots Ina Different Style(CD) Nubian Records NRCD 01 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NRLP 02 Black Roots Live Power (Album) Nubian Records NRLP 02 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NRCD06 Black Roots Natural Reaction (Album) Nubian Records NRCD06 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NRLP 07 Black Roots Dub Factor: The Mad Professor Mixes (Album) Nubian Records NRLP 07 UK 1991 Sell This Version
NRCD09 Black Roots With Friends (Album) Nubian Records NRCD09 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NRLP10 Black Roots Dub Factor 2 - The Dub Judah Mixes (Album) Nubian Records NRLP10 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NRCD11 Black Roots Dub Factor 3 - "In Captivity" Dub Chronicles - Dub Judah / Mad Professor Mixes Nubian Records NRCD11 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MKS09 Black Roots On The Frontline (Comp) Makasound MKS09 France 2004 Sell This Version
ARC219CD Black Roots The Reggae Singles Anthology (Album, Comp) Bristol Archive Records ARC219CD UK 2011 Sell This Version
FOD091CD Black Roots On The Ground (Album) Sugar Shack Records, Bristol Archive Records FOD091CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
SBR066 Black Roots Ghetto Feel (Album) Soulbeats Records SBR066 France 2014 Sell This Version
SBR085 Black Roots Son Of Man (Album) Soulbeats Records SBR085 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NR 0021S Black Roots Chanting For Freedom Nubian Records NR 0021S UK 1981 Sell This Version
NR 0001/81 Black Roots Bristol Rock(12", EP) Nubian Records NR 0001/81 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FCS DP1 Ras Tekla & Black Roots Ras Tekla & Black Roots - Go Before Us Jah(10", EP) Food Clothes & Shelter FCS DP1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
STST 002 Black Roots Move On (Single) Silvertown STST 002 UK 1983 Sell This Version
KIC 05 Black Roots Juvenile Delinquent / Struggling Kick Records (2) KIC 05 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RESL 148 Black Roots The Front Line(7") BBC Records RESL 148 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NRT 03 Black Roots Seeing Your Face Nubian Records NRT 03 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NR 04 Black Roots Suzy Wong (Single) Nubian Records NR 04 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NRT05 Black Roots Let It Be Me / Move On Nubian Records NRT05 UK 1987 Sell This Version