Roots Radics

Genres: Reggae
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Jamaican session band centred around a nucleus of Errol Holt (bass), Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott (drums) and Bingi Bunny (guitar). Other members at various times included Roy Hamilton (lead guitar), Sowell Radics (lead guitar), Dwight Pinkney (lead guitar), Carlton ‘Santz’ Davis (drums), Fish Clarke (drums) and Steely Johnson (later of Steely And Clevie fame, on keyboards). Holt and Bingi Bunny were previously active as part of Maurice Wellington’s Morwells set-up, recording such popular tunes as ‘Swing & Dine’ (1974), ‘They Hold Us Down’ (1978) and ‘Kingston 12 Tuffy’ (1979). Prior to this, Bunny had been teamed with bongo player Bongo Herman, the pair enjoying a big hit, ‘Know Far I’, in 1971 for producer/singer Derrick Harriott. He had also produced Peter Broggs’ Progressive Youth LP, and played in the crack Channel One session band the Revolutionaries, whose demise at the end of the...

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