Mike Roots

Freedom & Struggle

Credits

 

1-Gospel Fire (4:27) (M. Killiany/M. Giles)

Backing Vocals- D. Roots

Trumpet & Flugel Horn- R.J. Avallone

Horn Arrangements- R.J. Avallone

All Other Instruments- Jah Servant

Horns Recorded- LSW Music Productions, Waterbury, CT

 

2-Two Roads (4:10) (M. Killiany)

Backing Vocals- Mike Roots, Wayne Stoddart & Logan Vincent

Guitar- Jah Servant

Percussion- Mike Roots

All Other Instruments & Programming- Wayne Stoddart

Engineers- Noel Jackson & Bunny Jeffrey

Recorded- Nyah Productions, Bronx, NY

(Except guitar & percussion- recorded at Servant’s Quarters & LSW Music Productions respectively)

 

3-Fight Against (discomix) (7:36) (M. Killiany/M. Giles)

Backing Vocals- D. Roots & Mike Roots

Saxophone- Stefan Legault

All Other Instruments & Programming- Jah Servant

 

4-Feed The Children (M. Killiany/M. Giles) (4:07)

Backing Vocals- Mike Roots

All Instruments & Programming- Jah Servant

 

5-Hard Times (3:44) (M. Killiany/W. Stoddart)

All Vocals- Mike Roots

Guitar- Fitzroy Bennett

Bass- Delroy Thomas

Drum Programming- Devon Richardson

Keyboards- Alexander Martin-Blanken

Saxophone- Dean Fraser

Recording & Mixing Engineer (music): Hugh “Cuban” Palmer

Music Written & Produced- Wayne Stoddart

Music Recorded & Mixed- Sonic Sounds Recording Studio

 

6-Iron Sharpen Iron (feat. Wayne Stoddart, Dwight Schroeter & Leary Marshall) (3:39) (M. Killiany/M. Giles)

Lead Vocals- Mike Roots, Dwight Schroeter & Leary Marshall

Backing Vocals- Wayne Stoddart, Leary Marshall, D. Roots

Ad Libs- Wayne Stoddart & Dwight Schroeter

All Instruments & Programming- Jah Servant

 

7-Send Up (4:04) (M. Killiany)

Backing Vocals- Mike Roots & Wayne Stoddart

All Instruments & Programming- Wayne Stoddart

Engineers: Noel Jackson & Bunny Jeffrey

Recorded- Nyah Productions, Bronx, NY

 

8-Come Unity (discomix) (M. Killiany/M. Giles) (8:42)

Backing Vocals- Mike Roots & D. Roots

All Instruments & Programming- Jah Servant

 

9-Gospel Fire (remix) (4:24)

Backing Vocals- Mike Roots, Wayne Stoddart & Logan Vincent

Guitar- Jah Servant

Percussion- Mike Roots

All Other Instruments & Programming- Wayne Stoddart

Engineers- Noel Jackson & Bunny Jeffrey

Recorded- Nyah Productions, Bronx, NY

(Except guitar & percussion- recorded at Servant’s Quarters & LSW Music Productions respectively)

 

10-Wash Me (2:22) (M. Killiany)

Backing Vocals- Mike Roots

Guitar- Mike Roots

Percussion- Jah Servant

(Guitar, vocals recorded at LSW Music Prod.)

 

11-As He Taught Us (3:41) (music by M. Giles)

Backing Vocals- D. Roots

All Instruments- Jah Servant

Lyrics- Matt. 6:9-13 (NKJV)

 

12-Dub Against (4:54)

All Vocals- Mike Roots

Guitar- Fitzroy Bennett

Bass- Delroy Thomas

Drum Programming- Devon Richardson

Keyboards- Alexander Martin-Blanken

Saxophone- Dean Fraser

Recording & Mixing Engineer (music): Hugh “Cuban” Palmer

Music Written & Produced- Wayne Stoddart

Music Recorded & Mixed- Sonic Sounds Recording Studio

 

13-Dub Roads (4:08)

Backing Vocals- Mike Roots & D. Roots

All Instruments & Programming- Jah Servant

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all music recorded and mixed at Servant’s Quarters, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Engineer- Jah Servant) and vocals recorded at LSW Music Productions, Waterbury, CT (Engineer- Winston Spence)

 

Produced by Jah Servant, Wayne Stoddart & Mike Roots

 

Executive Producer: Mike Roots

 

Photos of Mike Roots: Scott Lincoln (www.kabloonacomics.com)

 

Cover photos (clockwise from top left): Giulio Grasso, James Pauls, B J McMichael, James Robertson, Louise Clark

 

All Graphics: Jah Mark

 

All songs published by Roots Extract Music © 2005 / LSW Music (BMI)

 

Thanks to: My heavenly Father for making all things possible through Yeshua (Jesus), my dear wife Denise, Mark Giles, Mark Ragsdale, Wayne Stoddart, Winston Spence, Owen Uriah, Bunny Jeffrey, STAR Network & The Dubroom, Yahoo Caribbean Gospel Group, Mum, Leary Marshall, Dwight Schroeter, Redbeard and HMSS, Akcent (Aire’), Pastor Barry & Judy Steed, Pastor Harry & Sally Scott (“mom & dad”), my brother Joseph, our extensive family (too many names too mention...but thanks to all for support), Pastor James Chalwell (CGOP), Dr. Dennis Campbell (ROBC), RJ Avallone, Versionist.com, Mike Morris, Scott Lincoln, Marylyn Scott, Wilbert Boles, Marlon Burrell, Mike Francis, Osmond Collins, Reza Ally & EI Radio Networks, Vickie Dansbury, Kia Sidbury, Audrey Gordon, Paul Barclay, Terrance Friday, Sister Janice, Bill Laminack and Ken “Whit” Whittemore. (IF I FORGOT TO MENTION ANYONE, PLEASE CHARGE IT TO MY HEAD AND NOT MY HEART.) 

 

CONTACTS:

 

Mike Roots: mroots@optonline.net

 

Star Recordings: http://starrecordings.dubroom.org

 

STAR Network: http://star.dubroom.org

 

Jah Mark: http://jahmark.dubroom.org

 

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© 2005 Star Recordings