Pressure Sounds

Channel One Maxfield Avenue Breakdown

PS31

This collection is representative of the more experimental side of Channel One's output showcasing a selection of sixteen dubs and instrumentals from this innovative and inventive studio from the period between 1974 and 1979.
  • CD
    £9.00
  • LP
    £8.00
  1. Ragnampaiza Version
  2. Jail House Version
  3. Speak Easy
  4. Natty A General Version
  5. Dance Dis Ya Festival Version
  6. Woman Is Like A Shadow Version
  7. King Of The Minstrels
  8. Have Mercy Version
  9. CB 200 Version
  10. Black Man Version
  11. Rema Skank 12”
  12. Ballistic Affair Version
  13. School Days Version
  14. Fire Bun Version
  15. Counter Attack
  16. Answer Me Question Version
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.

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