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Sly & The Revolutionaries


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Set up in 1975 as the house band of the Channel One Studios owned by Joseph Hoo Kim, The Revolutionaries with Sly Dunbar on drums and Robbie Shakespeare on bass, created the new “rockers” style that would change the whole Jamaican sound (from roots reggae to dub) and be imitated in all other productions. Beside Sly and Robbie, many musicians played in the band: Bertram 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, Tapper Zukie, Trinity, U Brown, Errol Scorcher, Serge Gainsbourg among others.


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  • timothybarnes

    These guys really like their marijuana.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Aerobozt

    weed, indomie goreng, ovaltine+absolut orange(:

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • luvbits

    Cocaine, Marijuana, White Rum

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • A_Tamzarian

    too cool

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • goo_goo_muck

    hahahaha song names rule anyway...

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • runabeat

    The Mighty Sparrow will be appearing at The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX, England on 19th July 2008 at 8pm. The show is called 'Soca Invasion' and other artistes include the Jamesy P and Shurwayne Winchester. More artistes to be confirmed. Tickets on sale 3rd June 2008. Call 08707 602603 or visit

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • boegeskov

    marijuana, herb, acapulco gold, collie, white rum, black ash, rizla, lsd? these guys are imaginative

    6 May 2007 Reply
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