Channel One

Pressure Sounds * PS14 * 1997

Well Charged

Well Charged

CD Tracks

  • The Meaning Of Life (12" Version) - Leroy Smart
  • I Man Time - I Roy
  • Tribal War - John Holt
  • Pay Them - The Enforcer
  • Pay Them Version
  • All Gone - Trinity
  • Give Me - Earth & Stone
  • Beware - Creole
  • Beware Version
  • Shaka The Great (12" Version) - Overnight Players
  • Lawless Society - The Wailing Souls
  • Lawless Society Version
  • Up Park Camp - John Holt
  • Up Park Camp Version
  • Leftist - The Revolutionaries
  • Leftist Version
  • I Know Myself - Ernest Wilson
  • School Days - Trinity
  • School Days Version
  • No Fire It - McWoner

Information

Channel One was set up by the Hookim brothers in the early seventies and it proved to be as influential in that decade as Studio One had been in the sixties.

Just about every artist of note passed through the label during the seventies . Well Charged was the name of the Hookims' sound system and was also the name of their most successful record label. We have put together a selection of material that reflects the different Channel One styles of singers deejays and instrumentals with songs by Leroy Smart, The Wailing Souls, John Holt, Ernest Wilson and Earth & Stone, deejay cuts by Trinity and I Roy and instrumentals and versions by the legendary Revolutionaries. This is a first class release. Nearly all the music is mastered from original master tapes and the sound quality is fantastic. An eight page booklet with photographs from the period acompanies the CD.

Reviews

Well Charged

Nick.J., Sep 23, 2003
An excellent compolation from the very productive Channel One studio, both John Holt tracks are typical JH style, but the tracks that stand out for me are Leftist & Version by the Revolutionaries & Shaka the Great by the Overnight Players which are great instamentals/dub tracks.
Well done Pressure Sounds for unearthing some great treasures, & all for 11 quid, cant be bad!

Well Charged - Els Revolutionaries a Channel One

U-PITTS, Jan 02, 2004
Els germans Ernest & Joseph "JoJo" Hoo Kim operaben durant els 70's amb el Sound System WELL CHARGED efectuant gravacions de primer ordre de solistes, Djs i grups acompanyats per The Revolutionaries de Sly Dunbar a CHANNEL ONE Recording Studio, a 29 Maxfield Avenue, Kingston, que recollían principalment en les companyies discogràfiques HITBOUND i WELL CHARGED. En aquesta excelent compilació apareixen joies extretes dels masters originals, de Ernest Wilson, John Holt i Leroy Smart, lóbscur Enforcer, Dj's I Roy i Trinity i grups Earth & Stone i Wailing Souls, a més de compactes versions instrumentals dels Revolutionaries. Al llibret de 8 fulls apareixen fotos de l'època, tot ben empaquetat, a l'estil que acostuma Pressure Sounds. Un disc rodó.

Track Listing

Chuck Z, Dec 30, 2006
As usual, another winner from Pressure Sounds, with great sound quality and interesting tunes ... but the track listing is faulty and there seems to be some duplication of tracks where there should be accompanying vocal or dub versions, as applicable. I'd encourage Pressure Sounds to post for download (as a color .pdf file, perhaps) a revised/corrected back side to the liner notes.

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  • The Willows - Send Another MosesThe WillowsSend Another Moses

    Classic that was first recorded at Studio One by 'The Willows' comes withe correct version on the flipside. Check the sound samples before you buy as they are JA pressings.

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  • The Sound Dimension - Time's TightThe Sound DimensionTime's Tight

    The Sound Dimension do a fantastic version of Booker Ts 'Time is Tight' on the A side. Barry Heptone handles the flipside with 'Sad Songs' JA pressings so check the sound files before you buy.

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  • IM & The Sound Dimension - Guess WhatIM & The Sound DimensionGuess What

    Cedric Brooks in combination with the Sound Dimension on a classic Studio One rhythm. Thelma Version on the flipside with Wildman Johnson. Not great pressing quality on the flipside but the A side is better. Check the sound clips before you buy as they are JA pressings

    7"
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  • Albert Griffiths & The Gladiators  - Righteous ManAlbert Griffiths & The Gladiators Righteous Man

    The distinctive tones of Albert Griffiths float over a Studio One rhythm. Roots and culture of the early 70s variety. Come with the correct version on the flipside. Nice.

    7"
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  • George Dudley  - Gates of ZionGeorge Dudley Gates of Zion

    Gorgeous roots from George Dudley. Bass line is amazing. Floats around in hypnotic kind of way. You need it. Check the sound samples as they are from JA pressings.

    7"
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  • Winston Samuels - i wont be discourageWinston Samuelsi wont be discourage

    Superb double a side. Studio One in the best kind of popular mode. Excellent. Check the sound sample as its original JA stamper business.

    7"
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