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February 21, 2003: Roy Francis and Phase One


Roy Francis was another one of those producers that I overlooked as I began learning about reggae. Eventually Blood & Fire and Motion Records put out compilations of his productions for the label Phase One. Despite these two strong recommendations to explore his work, I shied away from buying the disc seeing that it was coming from a reggae group called the Chantells. After hearing a tune from the selections of Papa Dave from Reggae Explosion, called "Waiting In The Park", I was hungry to hear more.

These tunes are mostly put together by the Revolutionaries with Ernest Hookim at Channel One. If you're enjoying these sounds, seek out the two albums linked to above.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Waiting In The ParkChantells & Jah BerryWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneWaiting In The Park: ChantellsRoy Francis
2Phase OneRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Waiting In The Park: ChantellsRoy Francis
3Desperate TimeChantellsChildren Of JahDesperate Time: ChantellsRoy Francis
4Jah Jah New GardenLopez WalkerChildren Of JahJah Jah New Garden: Lopez WalkerRoy Francis
5Send Another MosesLopez WalkerChildren Of JahRoy Francis
6Daily NewsJah BerryWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneNew Garden: Lopez Walker?Roy Francis
7Daily News VersionPhase One All StarsWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneJah Jah New Garden: Lopez WalkerRoy Francis
8Sufferers HeightsRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Jah Jah New Garden: Lopez WalkerRoy Francis
9Cool Rastaman CoolSteve Boswell & Jah BerryChildren Of JahRoy Francis
10KingstonRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Roy Francis
11I Am Getting BadSteve BoswellWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneI Am Getting Bad: Steve BoswellRoy Francis
12I Am Getting Bad VersionPhase One All StarsWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneI Am Getting Bad: Steve BoswellRoy Francis
13The Sons Of Man& Unknown ArtistWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneRoy Francis
14Peace Treaty TimeRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Children Of Jah Jah: ChantellsRoy Francis
15So AshamedLove VibrationCollectors ClassicsSo Ashamed: Love VibrationRoy Francis
16Sister JacquelineJah BerryWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneRoy Francis
17Sister Jacqueline VersionPhase One All StarsWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneRoy Francis
18Trial DaysLopez WalkerChildren Of JahRoy Francis
19Leggo DreadRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Trial Days: Lopez WalkerRoy Francis
20Young DeceiverRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Oh What A Night: ChantellsRoy Francis
21Children Of JahChantellsChildren Of JahChildren Of Jah: ChantellsRoy Francis
22Time To UniteU BrownChildren Of Jah
23Effort In YourselfChantellsCollectors ClassicsEffort In Yourself: ChantellsRoy Francis
24Sister FayChantellsWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneEffort In Yourself: ChantellsRoy Francis
25Sister Fay VersionBarnabasWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneEffort In Yourself: ChantellsRoy Francis
26Leaving BabylonRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Eva: ChantellsRoy Francis
27Help Us JahUntouchablesWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneHelp Us Jah: UntouchablesRoy Francis
28Run RedRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Help Us Jah: UntouchablesRoy Francis
29Assemble Not ThyselfThe TartansChildren Of Jah
30Assemble Not ThyselfThe TartansCollectors Classics
31Hard LabourRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Rub Me Down: ChantellsRoy Francis
32Hey YouChantellsWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneYou Always Hurt Me: Impressions / A Yuh (Hey You): Slim SmithRoy Francis
33Iniquity WorkersRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Hey You: ChantellsRoy Francis
34Fly AwayLopez WalkerChildren Of JahRoy Francis
35Break OutRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Fly Away: Lopez WalkerRoy Francis
36Natty SupperChantellsChildren Of JahNatty Supper: ChantellsRoy Francis
37DeceiversHeptonesWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneDeceivers: HeptonesRoy Francis
38Mash Down BabylonLeroy KingCollectors ClassicsRoy Francis
39Teacher Teacher Teach The YouthsBlue BellsPapa Daves Killer 12 inch singles Vol. 3
40Golden RuleBlue BellsPapa Daves Killer 12 inch singles Vol. 3
41Lightning & ThunderPresly Cole & The HilitesWe Are Getting Bad: The Sound of Phase OneRoy Francis
42DarknessRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Loving Stranger: ChantellsRoy Francis
43Dawn CreationRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Natural Reggae Beat: Black UhuruRoy Francis
4412 Rose LaneRevolutionariesPhase One: Dub Wise Vol. 1 & 2Baby Dont Leave Me: ChantellsRoy Francis
45Black is the BestJames BPapa Daves Killer 12 inch singles Volume 9Enemy: Super & SleepyCoxsone Dodd