Tradition

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Tradition are a United Kingdom-based reggae band. They enjoyed success with UK reggae audiences in the late 1970s, and were signed by RCA Records. They split up in 1983 but reformed over twenty years later.

Tradition formed in Brent, North West London in 1976, initially as Special Brew. The original line-up comprised Chris "Buff Head" Henry (bass guitar), Paul "Echo" Thompson (keyboards, vocals), Tony "Drummie" Matthews (drums), Michael Johnson (guitar), and Grace Reed (vocals). Reed and Johnson left early in the band's history, to be replaced by Les McNeil and Paul Dawkins (bass). In 1977 the band signed to Venture Records, and released early singles including "Moving On", "Rastafari", and "Summertime". They were also one of the headline acts on the Anti-Nazi League's 'Rock Against Racism' tour. In 1978 they released a discomix 12-inch single of "Why Why". The band built a reputation through their live performances, backing singers such as Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, Honey Boy, and Culture, and were also utilized as a studio band by producer David Tyrone. They won the Best Single award from Echoes in 1978 for "Breezin'", and they signed a short-lived deal with RCA Records the same year. Dawkins left to pursue a solo career in 1979 and was replaced by Shakeel Khan. As members continued to leave the band, the swansong 1982 album Spirit of Ecstasy relied heavily on Thompson's keyboard-playing. McNeil also pursued a solo career.

In the 2000s, Thompson and McNeil formed a new band, Reloaded, and in the late 2000s, Tradition reformed.

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Tradition Discography Tracks

Albums

Tradition - Tradition In Dub album art Tradition Tradition In Dub (Album) BPI (2) UK 1977 Sell This Version
Tradition - Moving On album art Tradition Moving On (Album) Venture Records (4) UK 1978 Sell This Version
Tradition - Tell Your Friends About Dub album art Tradition Tell Your Friends About Dub (Album) RCA, RCA Victor France 1978 Sell This Version
Tradition - Alternative Routes album art Tradition Alternative Routes (Album) RCA UK 1978 Sell This Version
Tradition - Captain Ganja And The Space Patrol album art Tradition Captain Ganja And The Space Patrol (Album) Venture Records (4) UK 1980 Sell This Version
PL 25273 Tradition - Runaway Love album art Tradition Runaway Love(LP, Album) RCA PL 25273 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CUT 10 Tradition - Tradition's Party Disco L.P. album art Tradition Tradition's Party Disco L.P.(LP, Album, Blu) Venture Records (4) CUT 10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CUT 6 Tradition - High Risk Dub album art Tradition High Risk Dub(LP, RE) Venture Records (4) CUT 6 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SGL 104 Tradition - Spirit Of Ecstacy album art Tradition Spirit Of Ecstacy(LP) Solid Groove Records SGL 104 UK 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tradition - Movin On / Movin Rocker album art Tradition Movin On / Movin Rocker Venture Records (4) UK 1976 Sell This Version
AF118 Tradition - Call I Rastafariah album art Tradition Call I Rastafariah(7", Single) Afrik AF118 Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
VNLP 92 Tradition - Ride On / Rock On album art Dennis Pinock* / Tradition Dennis Pinock* / Tradition - Ride On / Rock On(12") Venture Records (4) VNLP 92 UK 1977 Sell This Version
VNLP 90 Tradition - Why? Why? album art Tradition Why? Why?(12") Venture Records (4) VNLP 90 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Tradition - Moving On album art Tradition Moving On (Single) RCA UK 1978 Sell This Version
Tradition - Breezing album art Tradition Breezing RCA Victor UK 1978 Sell This Version
PB-5144 Tradition - Reggae Music album art Tradition Reggae Music(7", Single) RCA Victor PB-5144 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Tradition - Born To Love You album art Tradition Born To Love You (Single) RCA Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Tradition - Runaway Love album art Tradition Runaway Love (Single) RCA UK 1980 Sell This Version
Tradition - Love Mechanics album art Tradition Love Mechanics (Single) Rhino Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
MKS 62547 Tradition - If Only album art L.J. McNeil* & Tradition L.J. McNeil* & Tradition - If Only(12") Music Scene (2) MKS 62547 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Tradition - You're The Woman I Love / You Make The Sun Come Shining Through album art Tradition You're The Woman I Love / You Make The Sun Come Shining Through Music Scene (2) UK 1995 Sell This Version
SG 008 Tradition - Tribute To A King album art Tradition Tribute To A King(12") Solid Groove Records SG 008 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MK5 71036 Tradition - Give A Helping Hand If You Can / A Tribute To Bob Geldoff Save The World album art Les McNeil and, The Kids From London, Tradition Les McNeil and, The Kids From London, Tradition - Give A Helping Hand If You Can / A Tribute To Bob Geldoff Save The World(12") Music Scene (2) MK5 71036 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EXC 101 Tradition - My Moonlight Lover album art L.J. McNeil* / Tradition L.J. McNeil* / Tradition - My Moonlight Lover(12", Ltd) Not On Label EXC 101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Tradition - Tradition Time  album art Tradition Tradition Time (12", Single) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version