Riddims on Donovan Germain's former labels
Germain Records & Revolutionary Sounds [1978-1988]


riddims classified in alphabetical order



Cockney & Yardie riddim (1987)  

- on Germain records and Revolutionary Sounds labels
- musicians : Robbie Lyn, Willie Lindo, Sly Dunbar
- studio : Dynamic Sounds

Peter Metro & Dominic - Cockney & Yardie
Screwdriver - Family Counselour
Sugar Minott - Nah Give Up
The Mighty Diamonds - Johnny Too Bad
Tony Tuff - Answer



College Rock riddim (1988)  

- on Germain records
- riddim also used in 1992
- original cut by Big Wille for Studio One
- also known as "Freak Out" riddim by Jackie Mittoo for Studio One

Dean Fraser - Sax In Version
Sanchez - One In A Million
The Mighty Diamonds - Natural Man
Tinga Stewart - When My Little Girl Is Crying



Live Good (?) riddim (1988)  

- on Germain records

Audrey Hall - Falling In Love Again
Flourgon - Live Good
Thriller U - Since You Came Into My Life



No Hypocrite (?) riddim   (1987)  

- on Revolutionary Sounds label
- musicians : Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson & Cleveland "Clevie" Browne
- mixing & recording engineer : Dave Kelly

Admiral Bailey - No Hypocrite / Set Up Yourself
Chaka Demus - Holy Book
Pinchers - Rough Neck



Only Just Began (?) riddim (1987)  

- on Germain records label
- musicians : Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson & Cleveland "Clevie" Browne
- mixing engineer : Errol Brown
- recording engineers : Dave Kelly, Tony Kelly
- studio : Tuff Gong

Frankie Paul - Come To Me
Nana McLean - Feel Like Making Love
The Mighty Diamonds - Only Just Began



Pressure & Slide riddim (1985 & 1986)  

- on Revolutionary Sounds and Germain records labels
- musicians : Robbie Lyn, Franklyn Waul, Dwight Pinckley
- engineers : Philip Smart, Ruddy Thomas
- studio : Dynamic Sounds, H C & F studios (New York)
- original cut by The Tennors for Studio One in 1967


Audrey Hall - One Dance Won’t Do [lyrics]
Johnny Osbourne - Rock-A-Dub
Owen Gray - Standing On His Way
Peter Metro - The Metro
Sugar Minot - Cool Down
Tenor Saw - No Work On Sunday
Tonto Irie - World’s Best Lover
Yellowman - One Hundred Sexy Girls



Testify riddim (1978)  

- on Revolutionary Sounds
- original cut by Hopeton Lewis for Treasure Isle in 1970

Lone Ranger - Jamaican Weed
Prince Mohammed (George Nooks) - Don't Trouble Trouble
The Tamlins - Testify