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Errol “Flabba” Holt

Posted in Dub, Errol "Flabba" Holt with tags , on August 23, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“b. c. 1959, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Holt began recording in the mid-70s with Prince Far I and Ja Man. Early hits included ‘Who Have Eyes To See’, ‘Gimme Gimme’ and ‘Shark Out Deh’. In 1976 he recorded ‘A You Lick Me First’, a sound system hit that provided the foundation to the Jah Woosh hit ‘Lick Him With The Dustbin’. In the same year he was enrolled as part of Maurice Wellington’s group the Morwells. He stayed with the group until its demise in the early 80s. While with the band he performed on the hits ‘Kingston 12 Tuffy’ and ‘Africa We Want To Go’. With fellow band member Bingi Bunny he formed the Roots Radics, who became the most in-demand session band on the island. Holt also shared production credits with Gregory Isaacs for Out Deh. The band’s performance with Isaacs on his UK tour led to their being in demand to support the island’s top performers. In 1985 Roots Radics released ‘Earsay’, with Holt singing on the b-side a cover version of Delroy Wilson’s ‘I’m Not A King’.”
Radical ‘Bassa’ from Channel One: An Interview with Errol “Flabba” Holt
“The Roots Radics played the soundtrack to my youth. A group of musicians who transformed the sound of reggae in the late 1970s and early 1980s, taking the deeply orthodox roots reggae sound developed a decade earlier and slowing it down, adding a psychofunk element to it, and tightening the screws on the riddims, making each one a ballistic missile aimed straight at the heart of Babylon. Eroll ‘Flabba’ Holt formed the Radics with friend and fellow musician Eric ‘Bingy Bunny’ LaMont after stints with Rupie Edwards’ crew and as bass player for The Morwells. …”
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