Triston Palma Wah Dem A Do
So Roots Radics start lick all of the riddim. Everybody just start use Roots Radics, Flabba Holt and them jus come. How would you describe their style of playing compared. In those times, Roots Radics was more harder dancehall, hardcore dancehall band. Their feel was a bit different than Soul Syndicate.
They were into the hardcore. They called it a 'drum and bass' style. Haaard, Hard-core drum and bass style. I also notice there were less horns in the mixes typically. Those time Roots Radics didn't have no horn player. It was mostly keyboard who play the fill-ins. You were talking about your work. You did "Entertainment. Yea, it was a number one song. Do you Triston Palma Wah Dem A Do a notion as to how many tracks you recorded for Jah Thomas? Well, I think I recorded about Funkees Point Of No Return to thirty tune for Jah Thomas in those times, as a youth.
And many of those have been released outside of Jamaica. Tell me about the track, one of my favorite tracks, favorite rhythms from that time is "Give Me A Chance". What do you recall about that?
Inna dem time deh now, seen, [due] to the amount a artist then that was hitting it, me try a tell people ya haffe gimme a chance, cause me know me can nice up the dance. Me know me can mash up the place.
Just give me a chance, me prove meself, ya know? At so it so be done. Do you know the track Linval Thompson did on that rhythm? Called "Six Babylon"? That brings me to the next question then. There were a number of producers who were working then, Jah Thomas of course, Linval and Junjo. How did you hook up with Linval? You recorded at least one full album with him, the Joker Lover. Joker Lover, alright. Linval now here me start work with Jah Thomas, go to England, get a deal with one of dem record company deh.
At that time it would have been Greensleeves or Trojan. Yea, him get a deal with them, come back, check me now and Thomas had kind a get away, cause [some] a say Linval want take away him artist, but not like that. So Linval now him check me alright, me deal the album and so it go.
We just go work pon the album, but that was the only set of songs I did for Linval. Just the ten songs? Yea, "Rub A Dub Session" and those songs. What was it like working with Linval compared to working with Jah Thomas? Well is two different vibes now. Linval was an artist and is two different vibes right there. Jah Thomas to me in those times, me have a better vibes round Jah Thomas. But Linval was cool them times still.
Yea, Linval says you see each other occasionally still. Yea mon, we a friends mon. Him check me regular, ya know? So you never recorded any tracks for Junjo Lawes? I did two songs for him. Years ago, but Junjo had Barrington Levy at that time, so Junjo didn't really want me to be in his camp. Junjo camp at that time was Triston Palma Wah Dem A Do -- a lotta artists.
Based on the amount of his albums, Junjo produced albums that made it outside Jamaica, it looks like he produced most of the music during that era, but I don't know if that's really accurate to say that. Do you think he was putting out more work than Linval or. Well, at that time he was putting out more work than Triston Palma Wah Dem A Do in Jamaica, outside Jamaica.
Yea, Junjo did lotta work more than Linval, and Junjo was the leading producer. Is it true, it's true that Linval brought Junjo into the business? Yea, yea, yea. That's Dark Matrix Techelectro. Peter Chemist, he used to work at Channel One. Same time as Scientist, as an alternate?
Yea, same time as Scientist and dem, but Scientist was the more established one then. So was Channel One and Tubby's pretty much just going all day and all night?
Straight through! Straight through twenty-four seven? Yea, them used to have different engineer in shift. Wow, that must have been quite a sight. Are the studio buildings still around? Still around with the board in there same way. Both of them? Only Tubby's. From when he died, they just empty the building and people are living in it. Channel One is there same way. It's not used as a recording studio though, is it now?
The London Symphony Orchestra La Historia De La Guerra De Las Galaxias One? Not really, no. That's too bad, cause some of the best music that ever came off of your island came from that studio.
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