Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Dub Fi Junjo
Roots Radics & Bravo
Tabou1
CD
27-08-1999

Track list
  1. Blind Rodent Attack
  2. Leggo The Dub
  3. Drifting Dub
  4. Rocking Miss D
  5. Crying
  6. Taxi Dub
  7. Blame Them Dub
  8. Mash Dub
  9. Dubba Dub
  10. Changing Dub
  11. Love Dub
  12. English Cow Dub
  13. The Dark Zone
  14. Honey Dub
  15. Life
  16. Jah Dub
  17. Disillusioned
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : - Backing : 5 Production : 3 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4
Producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes -check out our article- worked with the Roots Radics on almost every session, releasing hit after hit on his Volcano label. The nucleus of the band consisted of bass player Errol 'Flabba' Holt, guitarist Eric 'Binghi Bunny' Lamont, both of whom had previously worked with Maurice Wellington's Morwells, ace drummer Style Scott and guitarist Dwight Pinkney, former member of Zap Pow. Studio musicians such as Steelie Johnson (on keyboards, now 50% of Steelie and Clevie) or Gladstone Anderson (piano) were heavily involved and took part in countless sessions at Channel One, where the Roots Radics worked day in and day out.
Gaylord Bravo is a Jamaican sound engineer, born in Trenchtown 31 years ago. He graduated from Kingston Technical High and was introduced to the music business at a tender age as his cousin introduced him to Leggo, who was then operating the Cash And Carry record distributor and shop in downtown Kingston. Bravo began working at the shop after school. In the late 80s Leggo built the Leggo studio on 125 Orange Street, next door to Prince Buster's record shop. Bravo started working in the studio as an apprentice. Over the years he developed his skills and started producing on his own.
This compilation set consists of 17 riddims on which Henry 'Junjo' Lawes and the Roots Radics had worked in the heydays of the so called 'rub a dub' sound. Most riddims sound familiar because they have been used as the backing for several Volcano's hit tunes. Bravo has taken these riddims and mixed them at Leggo's Recording studio with the assistance of Perry Hendricks. He also mixed some sound effects and vocal interjections into the original Roots Radics' riddims. The result sounds nice, the riddims are wicked, the Roots Radics are a great band, but I prefer the original takes from the sessions without the additions of Bravo.