The Rootsman

The Rootsman

Real Name:
John Bolloten
Profile:
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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The Rootsman Discography Tracks

Albums

The Rootsman In Dub We Trust Third Eye Music UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Rootsman International Language Of Dub: The Rootsman Remixed (Album) Third Eye Music UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Rootsman Into The Light (Album) Third Eye Music Poland 1996 Sell This Version
The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze - City Of Djinn (Album) Third Eye Music UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Rootsman Out Of The Darkness: The Rootsman Remixed Third Eye Music UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Disciples (2) Meet The Rootsman The Disciples (2) Meet The Rootsman - Rebirth (Album) Third Eye Music UK 1997 Sell This Version
EB011 The Rootsman Third Eye Dimensions(CD) Echo Beach EB011 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia - Union Of Souls Third Eye Music UK 1998 Sell This Version
The Rootsman The Final Frontier - The Rootsman Remixed (Album) Third Eye Music UK 1998 Sell This Version
The Rootsman 52 Days To Timbuktu (Album) Third Eye Music UK 1998 Sell This Version
The Rootsman Realms Of The Unseen (Album) Third Eye Music France 1999 Sell This Version
TEMCD014 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
Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman - Old School New School (Album) BSI Records France 2000 Sell This Version
The Rootsman Roots Bloody Rootsman (Album) Third Eye Music UK 2001 Sell This Version
TEMCD017 The Rootsman Global Meltdown - The Rootsman Remixed(CD, Album) Third Eye Music TEMCD017 UK 2001 Sell This Version
The Rootsman New Testament (Album) Meteosound France 2002 Sell This Version
BASS-02 The Rootsman Tales From The Hood(CD, Album) Subverzion BASS-02 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
TMPS06 The Rootsman / Muslimgauze The Rootsman / Muslimgauze - On-Line Jihad(CD, Ltd) The Muslimgauze Preservation Society TMPS06 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
TMPS08 The Rootsman / Muslimgauze The Rootsman / Muslimgauze - Fuck Israel(CD, Ltd) The Muslimgauze Preservation Society TMPS08 Canada 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SOUND 002 The Rootsman City Rockers EP(12") Soundclash SOUND 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SOUND 001 The Rootsman Koyaanisqatsi(10", W/Lbl) Soundclash SOUND 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NLX 5003 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(12", EP) Third Eye Music TEMEP001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Rootsman Authorised Versions Third Eye Music UK 1996 Sell This Version
The Rootsman Pass The Chalice EP Third Eye Music UK 1996 Sell This Version