Drum Sound: Channel One (2LP)

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Format: 2LP 
Label: Pressure Sounds 
Year: 2023 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Kunta Kinte Version One
A2 Hotter Fire Version
A3 A Who Say Version Two
A4 Rootes Dub
A5 Pride & Ambition Version

B1 Rootes Dub
B2 Dunkirk
B3 War Version
B4 Thinking Version

C1 Jah Creation Version
C2 Ride On Marcus Version
C3 Swell Headed
C4 Catonine Version

D1 Girl A Love You Version
D2 Tivoli Skank
D3 Plantation Heights Version
D4 Back Weh Version

Originally released in 2007, recordings 1974-1980.

Alto Saxophone – Herman Marquis
Bass – Bertram 'Ranchie' McLean, Robbie Shakespeare
Drums – Carlton 'Santa' Davis, Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar
Engineer – Barnabas, Ernest Hookim
Keyboards – Ansel 'Pinkie' Collins, Bernard 'Touter' Harvey, Ossie Hibbert
Lead Guitar – Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Radcliffe 'Duggie' Bryan
Percussion – Noel 'Scully' Simms, Uziah 'Sticky' Thompson
Producer – Joseph 'Jo Jo' Hookim
Rhythm Guitar – Robbie Shakespeare, Tony Chin
Tenor Saxophone – Tommy McCook
Trombone – Vincent 'Don D Junior' Gordon

This lion of a record roars with dub plates, rarities and obscure gems. Dominated by the drums of Sly Dunbar, the sound of Channel One achieved worldwide prominence in the mid-seventies reggae boom.

The Channel One drum sound was totally unique and Sly Dunbar, along with engineers Ernest Hookim and Barnabas, would spend days perfecting it. As its fame grew, all kinds of people including Sting and The Clash came to the studio to try and capture some of the magic that was created down on Maxfield Avenue.

This set is full of music that no sound system was and is complete without including a King Tubby's cut to Junior Byles' timeless 'Fade Away' and the iconic 'Kunta Kinte'.

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