Sly and The Revolutionaries – Cocaine [1980]
December 11, 2010

Deep as they come, The Revolutionaries nail the warm dub sounds with yet another seminal track from “Black Ash Dub”. Its an album, so damn good, once you have it, you’ll never stop listening too it. Its got a slight hint of melancholy, a pinch of frivolity and truckloads of some of the deepest dub your likely to hear.

From Wikipedia
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 rockers, 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 “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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