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The Aggrovators

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This is the name distributed by Jamaican producer Bunny Lee to whichever team of session music artists he been using at any moment. Lee had called his reggae store and record label Agro Noises in the past due 60s, after hearing about the united kingdom skinheads’ adoption of the term to mean a combat or issue, and he offered the name to his music artists. These included many performers of differing quality, but on the few long-playing produces the Aggrovators included Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis (drums), Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith (b. 6 August 1955, Greenwich Plantation, Kingston, Jamaica, Western world Indies; lead electric guitar), Ansell Collins (piano), Bernard ‘Touter’ Harvey (body organ), Tony Chin (electric guitar), Bobby Ellis (trumpet), Vin Gordon (trombone), Tommy McCook (tenor saxophone) and Lennox Dark brown (alto saxophone). Lee’s function found the fore through the rocksteady period, but he attained real prominence within the middle-70s when his ‘traveling cymbals’ audio, originally a a reaction to the then-popular American ‘disco defeat’, was ubiquitous. Rivalling the reputation from the vocal edges from the flying-cymbal produces, had been the instrumental b-side ‘variations’, credited towards the Aggrovators and blended by Ruler Tubby, and it had been through these Jackpot and Justice record label produces the fact that Aggrovators attained fame.

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Full Name The Aggrovators
Music Songs Kaya Dub, Natty Dub, You'll Never Find, Find a Dub, I'm Gone Dub, I'm Leaving Dub, Lee's Dub, Country Boy Dub, Rasta Train Dub, Give the Little Man a Great Big Hand Dub, For the Rest of My Life Dub, A Ruffer Version, Riding Uptown, Feel Lost Dub, So Jah Sey Dub, Dawn Dub, Undying Dub, Plantation Run, Sargeant Tollawah, Riding in a Dub Groove, You've Caught Me Baby, I'm Still in Love With You, Disco Rockers, Doctor Seaton, Care Free Dub, Sun Is Shining, Dub Gospel, Riding West, Ites Gold Green, Jah Is I Guiding Star, Dub Incorporated, Dub Place
Albums King Tubby Meets The Agrovators At Dub Station, Dubbing At King Tubby's, Shalom Dub, Rocker's Almighty Dub, Johnny in the Echo Chamber, Dubbing in the Back Yard, Rasta Dub '76, Kaya Dub, Guerilla Dub, Rare Cuts, Jackpot Presents Aggrovators Play The Wailers, The Aggrovators V King Tubby, Jackpot Presents Aggrovators Dubin It Studio 1 Style, Dennis Brown Meets Barry Brown At Dub Station, The Aggrovators Present: Holy Dub, Dub Fi Heart, The Aggrovators Present: Reggae Trip, The Dub Express Vol 14 Platinum Edition, The Dub Express Vol 11 Platinum Edition, Rocksteady Reverie, The Aggrovators Playlist, The Aggrovators Present Dub from Earth, Aggrovators Plays the Wailers, Aggrovators Meet The Revolutioners Channel One, Original Ja Ska 1 Time, Jackpot Presents Tribute To Studio 1 In Dub, The Aggrovators Present: Shake the Floor Dub, The Dub Express Vol 13 Platinum Edition, Bionic Dub, Dubbing It Studio 1 Style, King Tubby Meets The Aggrovators, Show Case, Dub Attack, K-Town Showdown, Michael Rose Meets Earl Sixteen and the Aggrovators, John Wayne Meets Purple Man and the Aggrovators, The Dub Express Vol 10 Platinum Edition, The Aggrovators Present: Aggrovated Dub Specials, Reggae Dub Attack, Legend, Ronnie Davis Meets the Aggrovators & King Tubby


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live TV Series producer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
The Wire 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ali G Indahouse 2002 as Shakespeare, "TEASE ME"
Whatever It Takes 2000 writer: "Pull Up to the Bumper"
The Wog Boy 2000 writer: "Pull Up To The Bumper"
Third World Cop 1999 writer: "Zen Concrete", "Dungle Boogie", "Scare Dem Train", "Drilling for Oil", "Soft Core Surge", "We Run Tings" - as R. Shakespeare
How to Be a Player 1997 writer: "East Coast to the West Coast"
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 producer: "The Tide Is High"
A Brother's Kiss 1997 writer: "Slow Wine"
The Reggae Movie 1995 Documentary writer: "Tease Me" - as R. Shakespeare
Boca 1994 producer: "WORK", "BE STRONG"
Poetic Justice 1993 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Man" - as Robbie Shakespear
Boomerang 1992 "Pull Up to the Bumper"
Slaves of New York 1989 producer: "Some Guys Have All the Luck"
Colors 1988 writer: "RHYTHM KILLER"
Dangerously Close 1986 writer: "Chill Out"
Miami Vice 1985-1986 TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game DJ Johnny Lawton (voice, as Robert 'Robbie' Shakespeare)
Rockers 1978 Robbie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hildete 2006 Short original music by
Third World Cop 1999 as Robbie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Third World Cop 1999 music supervisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rise Up 2009/I Documentary
Dreadlock Rock 2008 Documentary
Saturday Night Live 2008 TV Series Himself
Dub Echoes 2008 Documentary Himself
Queens of Disco 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Minha Intuição 2007 Video documentary Himself
Made in Jamaica 2006 Documentary Himself
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Lost in Music 1995 TV Series documentary Himself

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