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Bunny Wailer feat. Roots Radics “Jammins” (Extended)

The brutal extended version of Bunny Wailer’s “Jammins” from the ‘Rock ‘n Groove’ album.  Check Flabba’s murderous riddim on this one…Deadly! Also, Bunny Wailer in Musician magazine, written by Alan Di Perna and published November 1986 as Wailer embarks on… Continue Reading

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Roots Radics Meet Barrington Levy At Channel One Vol. 1 (Vocals & Dubs)

So once you’ve thoroughly vetted all of the various roots artists, and with a pretty solid knowlesdge of the foundation deejays, I would recommend diving straight into the period from about 1979/80-1984, a period where the Roots Radics, “Junjo” Lawes,… Continue Reading

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Raver’s 5 favorite reggae albums of all time (includes mix!)

We are now into our “millenial” week where we will mark the fact that we will reach Post # 1000 before week’s end.  There will be some fantastic shares this week, a few interviews, and a few surprises.  I kicked… Continue Reading

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Radical ‘Bassa’ from Channel One: An Interview with Errol “Flabba” Holt

“Really well done and a wonderful intimate look at history” – Roger “RoJah” Steffens The Roots Radics played the soundtrack to my youth.  A group of musicians who transformed the sound of reggae in the late 1970s and early 1980s, taking the… Continue Reading

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Midnight Raver Interviews Flabba Holt

I had the pleasure of interviewing the great bass player and spiritual leader of the Roots Radics while he was in Washington DC to play the historic Howard Theatre with Israel Vibration.  While I am busy writing a proper story based… Continue Reading