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The Aggrovators

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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