The Roots Radics

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Initially teaming together in 1978 as members of the Channel One studio session group, dubbed the Revolutionaries (and later Channel One Stars).
After the main Channel One rhythm section of drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare left to work on their own label Taxi Records, the Revolutionaries evolved into the Roots Radics. The genesis of the Roots Radics traces back to Morris "Blacker" Wellington's band, the Morwells, a group that featured future Roots Radics members Errol 'Flabba Holt' Carter on bass and Eric 'Bingi Bunny' Lamont on guitar. Named the Roots Rock Band (mostly on Sky High related productions), and Lawes Rockers, before, in late 1979, the band became the Roots Radics.
Over the years they have been joined by Dwight Pickney, Wycliffe 'Steely' Johnson, Lincoln 'Style' Scott, Gladstone 'Gladdy' Anderson, Christopher 'Sky Juice' Burt and Noel 'Scully' Simms. Other musicians filled in when needed. Some of these included Noel 'Sowell' Bailey, Eric 'Fish' Clarke, Carlton 'Santa' Davis and Carl 'Bridge' Ayton. When a horn section was required, David Madden, 'Deadly' Headley Bennett and Dean Fraser were brought in. As a combined force the Roots Radics became spearheads of the dancehall style that dominated reggae music in the first half of the eighties.
The Roots Radics have supported artists like Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs, Barrington Levy, Israel Vibration, Sugar Minott, Wailing Souls, and Prince Far I, and have several albums to their name as well.
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BB 1004 Outernational Riddim — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* Meet Mighty Revolutionaires* Roots Radics* Meet Mighty Revolutionaires* - Outernational Riddim(LP, Album) FORM BB 1004 UK & Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
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COP LP 5002 Dangerous Dub — The Roots Radics King Tubby Meets Roots Radics* King Tubby Meets Roots Radics* - Dangerous Dub (Album) Copasetic Records COP LP 5002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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TRLS 210 Scientist And Jammy Strike Back! — The Roots Radics Roots Radics Band*, Scientist & Prince Jammy Roots Radics Band*, Scientist & Prince Jammy - Scientist And Jammy Strike Back! (Album) Trojan Records TRLS 210 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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LAP100LP Live At Channel One Kingston Jamaica — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* Live At Channel One Kingston Jamaica (Album) Live and Love LAP100LP UK 1982 Sell This Version
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OSLPS 001 Join The Queue — The Roots Radics Dillinger With Roots Radics* & We The People Band Dillinger With Roots Radics* & We The People Band - Join The Queue (Album) Oak Sound OSLPS 001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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CHALP 0012 Radicfaction — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* Radicfaction (Album) Cha Cha CHALP 0012 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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SLP 001 Scientist Meets The Roots Radics — The Roots Radics Scientist Meets The Roots Radics Scientist Meets The Roots Radics - Scientist Meets The Roots Radics (Album) Selena SLP 001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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SGL 102 Radical Dub Session — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* Featuring Gladstone Anderson Roots Radics* Featuring Gladstone Anderson - Radical Dub Session(LP, Album) Solid Groove Records SGL 102 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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DATCLP 005 Dub Catalogue Volume 1 — The Roots Radics Roots Radics Outfit* Dub Catalogue Volume 1(LP, Album) Dread At The Controls DATCLP 005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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VSLP 4036 One Love — The Roots Radics Mikie Brooks* & Roots Radics* Mikie Brooks* & Roots Radics* - One Love(LP) Vista Sounds VSLP 4036 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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BMZ LP 12 Roots Splashdown — The Roots Radics The Roots Radics Roots Splashdown(LP, Album) Body Music (2) BMZ LP 12 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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DK 1011 Roots Dub Style — The Roots Radics The Roots Radics Roots Dub Style (Album) Scorpio DK 1011 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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KVL 9021 Freelance — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* Freelance (Album) Kingdom Records KVL 9021 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
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FCR 8500 Never Let Go — The Roots Radics Joey Bradley with Roots Radix* Joey Bradley with Roots Radix* - Never Let Go(LP, Album) Full Circle Records (5) FCR 8500 US 1985 Sell This Version
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RDL 600 Haunting Ground — The Roots Radics Bim Sherman, Roots Radics*, Dub Syndicate & The Voluntary Bim Sherman, Roots Radics*, Dub Syndicate & The Voluntary - Haunting Ground(LP, Album) RDL Records RDL 600 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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C28Y0290 Up Ti Date — The Roots Radics Roots Radics Band* Up Ti Date (Album) Overheat Records C28Y0290 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
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RAS 3045, 3045 Hot We Hot! — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* Hot We Hot! (Album) Real Authentic Sound, Real Authentic Sound RAS 3045, 3045 US 1989 Sell This Version
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OMLP 0012 Trench Town Dub — The Roots Radics Sly & The Revolutionaries Meet Lloyd Parks, We The People Band And Roots Radics* Sly & The Revolutionaries Meet Lloyd Parks, We The People Band And Roots Radics* - Trench Town Dub (Album) Original Music OMLP 0012 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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A-171 Hot We Hot Dub — The Roots Radics The Roots Radics Hot We Hot Dub (Album) ROIR A-171 US 1989 Sell This Version
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RAS 3060 Take Two ! — The Roots Radics Charlie Chaplin (2) With Roots Radics* Charlie Chaplin (2) With Roots Radics* - Take Two ! (Album) Ras Records Inc. RAS 3060 US 1990 Sell This Version
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HB 69 Forward Ever, Backwards Never — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* Forward Ever, Backwards Never (Album, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2) HB 69 US 1990 Sell This Version
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C-HB 110 World Peace Three — The Roots Radics Roots Radics* World Peace Three (Album) Heartbeat Records (2) C-HB 110 US 1992 Sell This Version
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OMLP026 Sensi Dub Vol. 6 — The Roots Radics Glen Brown & Roots Radics* Glen Brown & Roots Radics* - Sensi Dub Vol. 6 (Album) Original Music OMLP026 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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CDBS 560 Dubbin With Horns — The Roots Radics Scientist Meets Roots Radics* Scientist Meets Roots Radics* - Dubbin With Horns Burning Sounds CDBS 560 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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RAS CD 3234 Radically Radics — The Roots Radics The Roots Radics Radically Radics RAS Records RAS CD 3234 US 1996 Sell This Version