Roots Radix

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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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Albums

FCR 8500 The Roots Radics - Never Let Go album art 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

Singles & EPs

none The Roots Radics - In A Dis Ya Time / Dis Ya Dub album art The Itals / Roots Radix* The Itals / Roots Radix* - In A Dis Ya Time / Dis Ya Dub(7") Hopewell Survivors Production none Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
The Roots Radics - Check For You Once Girl / Check Dis Ya Dub album art Edi Fitzroy / Roots Radix* Edi Fitzroy / Roots Radix* - Check For You Once Girl / Check Dis Ya Dub (Single) Musical Ambassador Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
DATCD 012 The Roots Radics - Mount Zion album art Sun-Shine* & The Radix* Sun-Shine* & The Radix* - Mount Zion(12") Dread At The Controls DATCD 012 UK 1982 Sell This Version
TRS003 The Roots Radics - Call Me Baby album art Bugsy Malone & Roots Radix* Bugsy Malone & Roots Radix* - Call Me Baby(12") Taurus Records (3) TRS003 UK 1986 Sell This Version
none The Roots Radics - Operation Eradication / Wanted album art Yellowman & Fathead / The Roots Radics Yellowman & Fathead / The Roots Radics - Operation Eradication / Wanted(7") Spiderman none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

VSLP 4022 The Roots Radics - Leyroy Smart With Roots Radix And Friends album art Leyroy Smart* With Roots Radix* Leyroy Smart* With Roots Radix* - Leyroy Smart With Roots Radix And Friends(LP, Comp) Vista Sounds VSLP 4022 UK 1983 Sell This Version