The Rootsman

Real Name:
John Bolloten
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The Rootsman is a musician and DJ based in Bradford, England. His musical career began when he was living in Edinburgh, Scotland and taught himself to play guitar in 1978 at the age of 13 and formed his first punk band. With his group "State Oppression" he made his debut gig in 1981, supporting the Angelic Upstarts. After 3 concerts, he decided that being a guitarist in a band was not for him and he retired from that aspect of the music business. He moved to Bradford in 1983 and quickly immersed himself into the local reggae scene. He worked for over two years in the local Roots Record Shop, where he began to be known as "Rootsman". In 1985 he started selecting on local sound systems and the following year began to play on university radio and local pirate radio stations. This continued for a number of years until he founded his own club night "Dub Me Crazy" at the end of 1991. He also ran the Third Eye Music label.
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Albums

TEMLP 002 The Rootsman - In Dub We Trust album art The Rootsman In Dub We Trust Third Eye Music TEMLP 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEMLP004 The Rootsman - International Language Of Dub: The Rootsman Remixed album art The Rootsman International Language Of Dub: The Rootsman Remixed (Album) Third Eye Music TEMLP004 UK 1995 Sell This Version
001 The Rootsman - Into The Light album art The Rootsman Into The Light (Album) Third Eye Music 001 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
TEMLP006 The Rootsman - Out Of The Darkness: The Rootsman Remixed album art The Rootsman Out Of The Darkness: The Rootsman Remixed Third Eye Music TEMLP006 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TEMCD009 The Rootsman - City Of Djinn album art The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze - City Of Djinn (Album) Third Eye Music TEMCD009 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TEMCD007 The Rootsman - Rebirth album art The Disciples (2) Meet The Rootsman The Disciples (2) Meet The Rootsman - Rebirth (Album) Third Eye Music TEMCD007 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TEMCD008 The Rootsman - 52 Days To Timbuktu album art The Rootsman 52 Days To Timbuktu (Album) Third Eye Music TEMCD008 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TEMLP013 The Rootsman - Union Of Souls album art The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia - Union Of Souls (Album) Third Eye Music TEMLP013 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TEMLP011 The Rootsman - The Final Frontier - The Rootsman Remixed album art The Rootsman The Final Frontier - The Rootsman Remixed (Album) Third Eye Music TEMLP011 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BASS CD 001 The Rootsman - Realms Of The Unseen album art The Rootsman Realms Of The Unseen (Album) Third Eye Music BASS CD 001 France 1999 Sell This Version
TEMCD014 The Rootsman - Return To The City Of Djinn album art The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze - Return To The City Of Djinn(CD, Album, Ltd) Third Eye Music TEMCD014 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BASS CD 002 The Rootsman - Old School New School album art Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman - Old School New School (Album) BSI Records BASS CD 002 France 2000 Sell This Version
TEMCD018 The Rootsman - Roots Bloody Rootsman album art The Rootsman Roots Bloody Rootsman (Album) Third Eye Music TEMCD018 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TEMCD017 The Rootsman - Global Meltdown - The Rootsman Remixed album art The Rootsman Global Meltdown - The Rootsman Remixed(CD, Album) Third Eye Music TEMCD017 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BASSCD010 The Rootsman - New Testament album art The Rootsman New Testament (Album) Meteosound BASSCD010 France 2002 Sell This Version
BASS-02 The Rootsman - Tales From The Hood album art The Rootsman Tales From The Hood(CD, Album) Subverzion BASS-02 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
TMPS06 The Rootsman - On-Line Jihad album art The Rootsman / Muslimgauze The Rootsman / Muslimgauze - On-Line Jihad(CD, Ltd) The Muslimgauze Preservation Society TMPS06 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
TMPS08 The Rootsman - Fuck Israel album art The Rootsman / Muslimgauze The Rootsman / Muslimgauze - Fuck Israel(CD, Ltd) The Muslimgauze Preservation Society TMPS08 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
aquarel 50 -19 b The Rootsman - Amahar album art The Rootsman meets Muslimgauze The Rootsman meets Muslimgauze - Amahar (Album) Aquarellist aquarel 50 -19 b Russia 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SOUND 002 The Rootsman - Soundclash City Rockers EP album art The Rootsman Soundclash City Rockers EP(12") Soundclash SOUND 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SOUND 001 The Rootsman - Koyaanisqatsi album art The Rootsman Koyaanisqatsi(10", W/Lbl) Soundclash SOUND 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NLX 5003 The Rootsman - Dubnut album art The Disciples (2) And The Rootsman Meet The Woodshed The Disciples (2) And The Rootsman Meet The Woodshed - Dubnut(12") Cloak And Dagger Records NLX 5003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEMEP001 The Rootsman - Natural Born Thrillers EP album art The Rootsman Natural Born Thrillers EP(12", EP) Third Eye Music TEMEP001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEMEP002 The Rootsman - Authorised Versions album art The Rootsman Authorised Versions Third Eye Music TEMEP002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TEMEP004 The Rootsman - Pass The Chalice EP album art The Rootsman Pass The Chalice EP Third Eye Music TEMEP004 UK 1996 Sell This Version