Various Artists - Channel One Story Chapter Two
VP - #VPCD 0422 - June 20, 2008
From the mid 70's to the early 80's no recording facility dominated like the Channel One recording studio on Maxfield Avenue. The state of the art equipment and amazing musicians known as The Revolutionaries were easily the most in demand on the island. Propelled by Sly Dunbar's amazing drum technique and Robbie Shakespeare's tight bass lines, this nucleus of musicians were responsible for the militant "Rockers" sound in vogue during the second half of the 1970's. When the Dancehall sound established itself at the start of the following decade, the "Roots Radics" band took over right where the Revolutionaries left off with the results just as outstanding as before. The Channel One label along with it's many sub imprints released the productions of the Hoo-Kim brothers who owned the premises. This anthology features 36 more essential records that are not surprisingly some of the best recorded during the 10 years of the studios existence.