Poet and the Roots

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Poet and the Roots
Origin London, England
Genres Dub
Years active 1977–1978
Labels Virgin Records
Associated acts Linton Kwesi Johnson
Members Linton Kwesi Johnson
Dennis Bovell
Lloyd "Jah Bunny" Donaldson
Desmond Craig
Winston Curniffe
Everald Forrest
Floyd Lawson
John Varnom
Lila Weathers
Vivian Weathers

Poet and the Roots are a reggae band formed to record dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's poems with dub backing tracks.

Johnson released his later material under his own name, although some of the musicians from this group appeared on his subsequent albums.



Dread Beat an' Blood, Virgin Records, 1978


"All Wi Doin' Is Defendin'", Virgin Records, 1977