Roots Radic

Profile:
Initially teaming together in 1978 as members of a 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 launch 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.
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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Singles & EPs

RJ 41 The Roots Radics - No Tribal War album art Ranking Joe And Triston Palmer* Cus-Cus Version (as Roots Radic) Ranking Joe And Triston Palmer* - No Tribal War(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 41 Jamaica 1998 Sell This Version
RJ 59 The Roots Radics - Mi No Know album art Simple Simon Sheng I Shek Version (as Roots Radic) Simple Simon - Mi No Know(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 59 Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
The Roots Radics - Tagar War album art Frankie Paul Cus-Cus Version (as Roots Radic) Frankie Paul - Tagar War Ranking Joe Music Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
The Roots Radics - Make It With You album art Barry Brown Cus-Cus Version (as Roots Radic) Barry Brown - Make It With You Ranking Joe Music Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 40 The Roots Radics - Original Fussing & Fighting album art Triston Palmer* Cus-Cus Version (as Roots Radic) Triston Palmer* - Original Fussing & Fighting(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 40 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
B.T.R.D 011 The Roots Radics - Born A Yard album art Mighty Diamonds* Rub A Dub (as Roots Radic) Mighty Diamonds* - Born A Yard(12") Blue Trac Records B.T.R.D 011 UK Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 56 The Roots Radics - Jah Bible album art Josey Wales Sheng I Shek Version (as Roots Radic) Josey Wales - Jah Bible(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 56 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 51 The Roots Radics - Only Jah Love album art Jigsy King Stormy Weather Version (as Roots Radic) Jigsy King - Only Jah Love(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 51 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 48 The Roots Radics - Shotta album art Sluggy Ranks Stormy Weather Version (as Roots Radic) Sluggy Ranks - Shotta(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 48 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 47 The Roots Radics - Jah A The Best album art Ranking Joe Stormy Weather Version (as Roots Radic) Ranking Joe - Jah A The Best(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 47 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 45 The Roots Radics - Jah Wharth album art Pad Anthoney* Stormy Weather Version (as Roots Radic) Pad Anthoney* - Jah Wharth(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 45 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 43 The Roots Radics - Come To Me album art Dennis Brown Stormy Weather Version (as Roots Radic) Dennis Brown - Come To Me(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 43 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 42 The Roots Radics - Come Out A Mi Life album art Ranking Joe Cus-Cus Version (as Roots Radic) Ranking Joe - Come Out A Mi Life(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 42 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 57 The Roots Radics - In The Ghetto album art Brigadier Jerry Sheng I Shek Version (as Roots Radic) Brigadier Jerry - In The Ghetto(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 57 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
RJ 53 The Roots Radics - Raggae Music album art Ranking Joe Sheng I Shek Version (as Roots Radic) Ranking Joe - Raggae Music(7") Ranking Joe Music RJ 53 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

The Roots Radics - Trojan Dancehall Box Set album art Various Patrolling (as Roots Radics) and 3 more… Various - Trojan Dancehall Box Set Trojan Records, Trojan Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
TJLBX122 The Roots Radics - The Ultimate Trojan Roots Box Set album art Various Patrolling and 3 more… Various - The Ultimate Trojan Roots Box Set(9xCD, Comp) Trojan Records TJLBX122 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version