The Rootsman

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The Rootsman
Birth name John Bolloten
Origin Bradford, England

John Bolloten, also known as The Rootsman, is a musician and DJ based in Bradford, England.[1][not in citation given]

Additional info: The Rootsman (John Bolloten) is a musician and DJ based in Bradford, England. His musical career began when he was living in Edinburgh, Scotland and taught himself to play guitar in 1978 at the age of 13 and formed his first punk band. After 3 concerts, he decided that being a guitarist in a band was not for him and he retired from that aspect of the music business. He moved to Bradford in 1983. He worked for over two years in the local Roots Record Shop, where he began to be known as "Rootsman".

Live performances[edit]

As well as playing as a DJ all over the UK, Rootsman has also played in Tofo (Mozambique); Kiev (Ukraine - 2 times); Tel Aviv (Israel); Istanbul (Turkey); Paris (13), Marseille, Rennes, Lyon, Toulon, Orléans, Périgueux, Troyes, Montpellier, Le Mans, Morlaix and Lille (France); Rome (4), Milan (5), Bologna, Pescara, Salento, Jesi (2), Lecce (2), Naples, Grosseto, Bergamo, Grosseto, Osoppo and Bari (4) (Italy); Berlin (10), Hamburg (5), Frankfurt (5), Koln (3), Flensburg (3), Wuppertal (3), Greifswald (4), Dortmund (2), Munich (3), Stuttgart (2), Chiemsee (3), Nurnberg (2), Tübingen (3), Dresden (3), Leipzig (2), Ingolstadt, Muritz (3), Jena, Bremen, Augsburg (3), Reutlingen, Herzberg, Saarbrücken and Oberhausen (Germany); Brussels, Liege, Gierle, Kortrijk and Gent (Belgium); Warsaw (6), Poznań (6), Wrocław (4), Szczecin (2), Gdańsk, Łódź, Katowice, Kraków, Sopot, Białystok, Opole (3), Knurów, Cieszyn, Zielona Gora, Pila and Zgorzelec (2) (Poland); Lisbon (Portugal) (2); Zagreb (3) (Croatia); Tallinn (Estonia), Ljubljana (2) (Slovenia); Belgrade, Novi Sad (2), Subotica (Yugoslavia); Vienna (Austria); Amsterdam (2), Leiden, Arnhem (Netherlands); La Chaux-De-Fonds (Switzerland); Helsinki (Finland); and Prague (2) and Litomerice (Czech Republic).

Discography[edit]

  • City Rockers EP - 1994
  • Koyaanisqatsi - 1994
  • In Dub We Trust - 1995
  • International Language Of Dub: The Rootsman Remixed - 1995
  • Natural Born Thrillers EP - 1995
  • Authorised Versions - 1996
  • Mother Of Nature EP - 1996
  • Pass The Chalice EP - 1996
  • Into the Light - 1996
  • City Of Djinn (with Muslimgauze) - 1997
  • Out Of The Darkness: The Rootsman Remixed - 1997
  • Rebirth - 1997
  • Third Eye Dimensions - 1997
  • 52 Days To Timbuktu - 1998
  • The Final Frontier - The Rootsman Remixed - 1998
  • Union Of Souls - 1998
  • We Come Rough EP - 1998
  • Imitator EP - 1999
  • Realms Of The Unseen - 1999
  • Return To The City Of Djinn (with Muslimgauze) - 1999
  • Versions Of The Unseen EP - 1999
  • Old School New School (with Daddy Freddy) - 2000
  • Roots Bloody Rootsman - 2001
  • Al Aqsa Intifada - 2002
  • New Testament - 2002
  • Joy And Sorrow EP - 2003
  • Showcase EP - 2003
  • Walk With Jah - 2003
  • Intifada, Intifada Dub b/w (with Celtarabia) Valley of the Kings, Valley of Dub - Partial Records 10" PRTL1003 2014
  • Fittest of the Fittest, When the Eye Opens b/w Only Jah, Exodus (Vibronics Remix) - Partial Records 10" PRTL10007 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Ellingham, Mark (2003). All Music Guide to Hip-hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-hop. Backbeat Books. p. 88. ISBN 9780879307592. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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