Reggae Anthology: The Channel One Story

Reggae Anthology: The Channel One Story

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)



Although not as well known as Studio One, Treasure Isle or Black Ark, Joseph and Ernest Hookim's Channel One Studio has played an equally strong role in the history of Jamaican reggae, first as a last blast of roots material at the close of the 1970s, and then as a cornerstone of the emerging dancehall scene in the mid-'80s. These two periods correspond neatly to the house bands in residence at Channel One, with the Revolutionaries providing the rhythms behind the first phase, and Roots Radics powering the second. This two-disc history of the studio shows that whatever the differences were between early and later Channel One releases, a crisp, clear sound was the constant, and the hits here from the Mighty Diamonds ("I Need a Roof," "Right Time"), Barrington Levy ("Dances Are Changes"), Delroy Wilson ("Sharing the Night Together"), the Jays (a cover of "Queen Majesty" by the Impressions), John Holt ("Up Park Camp") and Sugar Minott ("Babylon") all feature that same sharp, fresh feel and tone, making this a wonderful introduction to a vital Jamaican institution.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2004
Label: Vp Records
UPC: 0054645167819
catalogNumber: 1678

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eradication Squad   Horn

Technical Credits

Ken Boothe   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Leroy Smart   Composer
Viceroys   Composer
Walt Aldridge   Composer
Keith Anderson   Composer
Barry Brown   Composer
Bunny Tom Tom   Engineer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd   Composer
Lloyd Ferguson   Composer
Winston Foster   Composer
Ossie Hibbert   Producer
Bunny Wailer   Composer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Fitzroy Simpson   Composer
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Producer
Soljie   Engineer
Eddie Struzick   Composer
Ernest Wilson   Composer
Barnabas Stanley Brian   Engineer
D.T. Shaw   Composer
Rev. F. Jones   Composer
Roy Reid   Composer
L. Minott   Composer
Dave Hendley   Liner Notes
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hoo Kim   Engineer,Executive Producer
J. Gordon Holt   Composer
Deron D. James   Art Direction
Lester Bullock   Composer

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