The Revolutionaries

The Revolutionaries were a Jamaican dub/roots-reggae session band centered on the drum/bass team of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. More than 30 releases bore the nameplate on Earthquake, Trojan, Ballistic, and numerous other labels between 1976 and 1981.

Members: Sly Dunbar (drums), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Ossie Hibbert (keyboards), Ansel Collins (keyboards), Tarzan Nelson (keyboards), Radcliffe “Dougie” Bryan (guitar), Uziah “Sticky” Thompson (percussion), Tommy McCook (tenor saxophone), Herman Marquis (alto saxophone), Vin Gordon (trombone), Bo-Pee Bowen (guitar), Earl Lindo (keyboards), Lloyd Parks (bass), Noel “Scully” Simms (percussion), Barnabas, Bobby Kalphat, Bongo Herman (percussion), Bingy Bunny (guitar), Bertram “Ranchie” McLean (guitar), Robbie Lyn (keyboards), Bobby Ellis (trumpet), Carlton “Santa” Davis (drums), Errol “Flabba” Holt (bass), Gladstone Anderson (piano)

Discography:

  • Musical Dub Attack (1976)
  • Reminah Dub (1976 • Lee Perry and The Upsetters / Sly and the Revolutionaries)
  • Revival Dub Roots Now (1976)
  • Revolutionaries Sounds (1976)
  • Vital Dub Well Charged (1976)
  • Aggrovators Meet Revolutionaries Part 2 (1977 • Agrovators Meet Revolutionaries Part II)
  • Agrovators Meets the Revolutioners at Channel One Studios (1977 • Agrovators Meets The Revolutioners)
  • Don’t Underestimate the Force, The Force Is Within You (1977)
  • Go Deh Wid Riddim (1977 • Sly & The Revolutionaries)
  • Reggae Chart Busters Seventies Style (1977 • Derrick Harriott & The Revolutionaries)
  • Dub Expression (1978)
  • Earthquake Dub (1978)
  • Guerilla Dub (1978 • The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries)
  • Jonkanoo Dub (1978 • The Revolutionaires)
  • Macca Roots Man Dub (1978)
  • Never Get to Zion (1978 • Pancho Alphonso & The Revolutionaries)
  • Rasta Fire (1978 • Errol Scorcher & The Revolutionaries)
  • Reaction in Dub (1978)
  • Satisfaction in Dub (1978 • Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries)
  • Satta Dub Strictly Roots (1978)
  • Top Ranking Dub (1978)
  • Burning Dub (1979)
  • Dub Out Her Blouse & Skirt Volume 1 (1979 • Revolutionary Sounds)
  • Dutch Man Dub (1979)
  • Goldmine Dub (1979)
  • Green Bay Dub (1979)
  • Outlaw Dub (1979)
  • Revolutionaries Sounds Vol.2 (1979)
  • Rockers Almighty Dub (1979 • The Aggrovators / The Revolutionaries)
  • Roots Man Dub (1979)
  • Black Ash Dub (1980 • Sly and The Revolutionaries with Jah Thomas)
  • I Came I Saw I Conquered (1981)
  • Sensi Dub Vol. 2 (1989 • Lee Perry & The Upsetters, King Tubbys, Sly & the Revolutionaries)

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