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The Revolutionaries (sometimes known as "Revolutionaires") is a Jamaican reggae band.

Set up in 1975 as the house band of the Channel One Studios owned by Joseph Hoo Kim (following Skin, Flesh and Bones), The Revolutionaries with Sly Dunbar on drums and Robbie Shakespeare on bass have created the new "rockers" style that would change the whole Jamaican sound (from the roots reggae to the dub) and be imitated in all other productions. Beside Sly and Robbie, many musicians played in the band: Betram "Ranchie" McLean, Radcliffe "Dougie" Bryan on guitar, Ossie Hibbert, Errol "Tarzan" Nelson, Robert Lyn or Ansel Collins on keyboards, Uziah "Count Sticky" Thompson, Noel "Scully" Simms on percussion, Tommy McCook, Herman Marquis on saxophone, Bobby Ellis on trumpet and Vin Gordon on trombone.

The band played on numerous dub albums and recorded as a backing band for artists like B.B. Seaton, Black Uhuru, Culture, Prince Alla, Leroy Smart, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, The Heptones, I-Roy, Tappa Zukie, Trinity, U-Brown, Errol Scorcher, Serge Gainsbourg among others.

Discography

The Revolutionaries

  • Revival Dub Roots Now - 1976 - Well Charge
  • Sounds Vol 2 - 1979 - Ballistic
  • Sounds - 1976 - Channel One
  • Vital Dub Well Charged - 1976 - Virgin
  • Dread At The Controls - 1978 - Hawkeye
  • Dub Expression - 1978 - High Note
  • Earthquake Dub - 1978 - Joe Gibbs
  • Jonkanoo Dub - 1978 - Cha Cha
  • Reaction In Dub - 1978 - Cha Cha
  • Sentimental Dub - 1978 - Germain
  • Top Ranking Dub - 1978 - Rootsman
  • Burning Dub - 1979 - Burning Vibrations
  • Dub Out Her Blouse & Skirt - 1979 - Germain
  • Dutch Man Dub - 1979 - Burning Vibrations
  • Goldmine Dub - 1979 - Greensleeves
  • Outlaw Dub - 1979 - Trojan
  • Dawn Of Creation - Sagittarius
  • Dub Plate Specials At Channel One - Jamaican Recordings
  • Green Bay Dub - 1979 - Burning Vibrations
  • Medley Dub - High Note
  • Phase One Dubwise Vol 1 & 2 - Sprint
  • Satta Dub Strictly Roots - Well Charge
  • Dial M For Murder In Dub Style - 1980 - Express
  • I Came, I Saw, I Conquered - 1980 - Channel One

Compilations

  • Channel One - Maxfield Avenue Breakdown - Dub & Instrumentals - 1974-1979 - Pressure Sounds (2000)
  • Revival - 1973-1976 - Cha Cha (1982)
  • Roots Man Dub - 1979 - GG's
  • Channel One Revisited Dub - Top Beat (1995)
  • Macca Rootsman Dub - Jamaican Gold (1994)




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