The Revolutionaries (aka the Revolutionaires) are the house band of the Channel One Studios (one of the most prolific and influential studios ever, based in Kingston Jamaica). The Revolutionaries, including Sly Dunbar on drums and Bertram "Ranchie" McLean on bass, created the new "rockers" style that would change the whole Jamaican sound from roots reggae to rockers, to be imitated in all other productions. Also in the band at one time or another were Robbie Shakespeare on bass, JoJo Hookim, Bertram McLean, Radcliffe "Dougie" Bryan, Ossie Hibbert, Errol "Tarzan" Nelson, Robert Lyn, Ansel Collins, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, Noel "Scully" Simms, Tommy McCook, Herman Marquis, Bobby Ellis, and Vin Gordon.
In 1976, they recorded a track named after Kunta Kinte that is included on this album. This would become one of reggae music's most recognisable riddims which for many years was only played by selected sound systems on dubplate.
The band played on numerous dub albums and recorded as a backing band for artists like B.B. Seaton, Black Uhuru, Culture, Prince Alla, Leroy Smart, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, The Heptones, Mighty Diamonds, I-Roy, Tapper Zukie, Trinity, U Brown, Errol Scorcher, and Serge Gainsbourg, among many others.