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Channel One Well Charged

'Well Charged' is a compilation of tracks from the Channel One label... one of the most influential and productive labels to have ever emerged from Jamaica.
  • LP
    £10.00
  1. The Meaning Of Life (12" Version)Leroy Smart
  2. I Man TimeI Roy
  3. Tribal WarJohn Holt
  4. Pay ThemThe Enforcer
  5. Pay Them Version
  6. All GoneTrinity
  7. Give MeEarth & Stone (CD only)
  8. BewareCreole
  9. Beware Version
  10. Shaka The Great (12" Version)Overnight Players
  11. Lawless SocietyThe Wailing Souls
  12. Lawless Society Version
  13. Up Park CampJohn Holt
  14. Up Park Camp Version (CD only)
  15. LeftistThe Revolutionaries
  16. Leftist Version (CD only)
  17. I Know MyselfErnest Wilson (CD only)
  18. No Fire ItMcWoner (CD only)
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.

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