Roots Radics

The Roots Radics Band was formed in 1978 by bass player Errol "Flabba" Holt, guitarist Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont and drummer Lincoln "Style" Scott. They were joined by many musicians, including guitarist Noel "Sowell" Bailey, Dwight Pinkney and Steve Golding, keyboard player Wycliffe "Steelie" Johnson, Pianist Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson and saxophonist Headley Bennett. As a combined force the Roots Radics became a well-respected studio and stage band, which dominated the sound in the first half of the 1980s. They supported artists like Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs, Michael Prophet, Eek-A-Mouse, and Israel Vibration and have released several albums to their name as well. As an aside, the English word 'Radical' is derived from the Latin word 'Radix', which is the Latin word for 'Root'.
Somewhere late in 1979 the band recorded the riddims for Barrington Levy's first songs for producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes, credited at the time as the Channel One Stars. With hindsight these riddims are now considered the birth of Jamaican dancehall music.
As a sought after studio lineup, Roots Radics backed several well known reggae stars in the studio and on tour.

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Top SongsAlbum
Lost and Found feat. Barrington Levy (Rcola Remix)Lost and Found / Warn Ya6:49
Crafty DubMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"3:26
Girl of My ComplexionMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"2:45
To Kiss SomebodyMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"2:39
Reach the TopMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"2:36
Love Comes and GoesMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"2:27
QuashiMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"3:04
Rude BoysMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"2:38
MarijuanaMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"3:29
Back Off RingcraftMeets Roots Radics: 1980-1981 - "Vintage"3:55
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