Channel One

Pressure Sounds * PS31 * 2000

Maxfield Avenue Breakdown

Maxfield Avenue Breakdown

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Opened in 1972 the Channel One studio, located on Maxfield Avenue in the heart of the Kingston ghetto and installed with the best recording equipment available, quickly became one of the most popular studios in Jamaica. The studio was set up and owned by the Hookim brothers and their Channel One in-house musicians, known as The Revolutionaries, became one of the most influential bands to ever record in Jamaica.

The set features key dub tracks from the time such as 'Ragnampaiza Version', 'Rema Skank' and rarities including 'Counter Attack' and 'Speak Easy' all of which are much sought after by reggae collectors. The tracks have been re-mastered and Cedared to the usual high standard and the CD comes packaged with a twelve page full colour booklet with sleevenotes by Harry Hawke.

Reviews

A nice balance

Crawford, Feb 27, 2003
Great mix of instrumentals, unlike many of these types of releases, theres no filler

channel one

bjamin, Oct 22, 2009
i own 4 pressure sounds cds the revolutionaires-drum sound, dubbing with the royals, dub 1 jimmy radway and the fe me time allstars and this i would have to say is the best, their all pretty dam good, But this is amazing. I would say a 100% must have cd, it just fills your body with a they're brilliant fell good tunes, i can't overelevate good this cd is.

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  • Granville Williams & His Orchestra - WailinGranville Williams & His OrchestraWailin

    Storming big band ska from Granville Williams with 'Wailin'. 'Old McDonald' is actually excellent as well.

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  • The Maytals - My Daily FoodThe MaytalsMy Daily Food

    Rousing Maytals call and response on the A side with 'My Daily Food' and "One Look' on the flipside. Classic Maytals.

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  • Aubley Williams & His Orchestra  - String of PearlsAubley Williams & His Orchestra String of Pearls

    Two slices of Jamaican big band jazz. Glen Millers 'String of Pearls' on the A side. The Anton Karas composition on the flipside from the movie 'The Third Man'. Great stuff.

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  • Eddie Perkins & Patsy - Take These Chain From My HeartEddie Perkins & PatsyTake These Chain From My Heart

    On the A side 'Take these chains from my heart' has more than a nod to the Hank Williams classic of the same name. Has a lovely harmonica half way through.
    'I Am Blue' on the flipside is pretty good.

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  • Freddie McGregor - Bobby BabylonFreddie McGregorBobby Babylon

    Freddie McGregors classic Studio One set. Re-pressed in Jamaica at Studio One with the original stampers. Sleeve is also a re-print from the original so it has the characteristics of A Jamaican sleeve. Its new but looks slightly worn in places.

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  • The Cables - What kind of worldThe CablesWhat kind of world

    The Cables led by Keble Drummond at their Studio One best. Great album. Recently repressed in Jamaica by Studio one. The sleeves have also been made in Jamaican so has some slight wear evident around the edges of the sleeve. Although it does say on the back sleeve that it was made in the UK!! Check the sound clips for sound quality before you buy. Overall its pretty good in terms of sound.

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