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The Trojan Story

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Released: 18th June 2021. One of the most significant collections in Trojan's immense catalogue, 'The Trojan Story' album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the country's Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the island's musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit. The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojan's label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy, Webster Shrowder and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time. Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection. Presented in the original eye-catching artwork, the set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 50-page booklet in which Bell relates the stories behind the release and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation. It features cuts from The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Duke Reid, Desmond Dekker, The Ethiopians, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and many more.

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  • Details

    Released:
    18th June 2021
    Category:
    Reggae
    Format:
    CD Box Set
    Barcode:
    4050538665833
  • Description

    One of the most significant collections in Trojan's immense catalogue, 'The Trojan Story' album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the country's Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the island's musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit. The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojan's label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy, Webster Shrowder and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time. Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection. Presented in the original eye-catching artwork, the set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 50-page booklet in which Bell relates the stories behind the release and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation. It features cuts from The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Duke Reid, Desmond Dekker, The Ethiopians, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and many more.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Invitation to Jamaica
    Lord Tanamo
    2.Fat Man
    Derrick Morgan
    3.Tell Me Darling
    Jackie Edwards
    4.Running Around
    Owen Gray
    5.Miss Jamaica
    Jimmy Cliff
    6.Housewife's Choice
    Derrick and Patsy
    7.Give Me All Your Love
    The Continentals
    8.Darling Patricia
    Owen Gray
    9.Rough and Tough
    Stranger Cole
    10.Man to Man
    Kentrick Patrick
    11.Uno-Dos-Tres
    Stranger & Ken
    12.Slow Boat
    AI T. Joe
    13.Rude Boy
    Duke Reid's Group
    14.Gone Is Yesterday
    Higgs & Wilson
    15.I'm in the Mood for Ska
    Lord Tanamo
    16.Virginia Ska
    The Baba Brooks Band
    17.Satan
    Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.One Eyed Giant
    Baba Brooks & His Band
    2.Every Night
    Joe White and Chuck
    3.King Size
    Baba Brooks & His Band
    4.Syncopate
    The Astronauts
    5.Keep the Pressure On
    Winston & George
    6.Oh Babe
    The Techniques
    7.Train to Skaville
    The Ethiopians
    8.Rudy, a Message to You
    Dandy Livingstone
    9.Dreader Than Dread
    Honey Boy Martin & The Voices
    10.It's Raining
    The Three Tops
    11.The Whip
    The Ethiopians
    12.Pretty Africa
    Desmond Dekker & The Aces
    13.Rock Steady
    Alton Ellis & The Flames
    14.Rock Steady Train
    Ewan & Jerry
    15.King Without a Throne
    Sugar Simone
    16.Perfidia
    Phyllis Dillon

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Musical Train
    Roy Shirley
    2.Do the Beng Beng
    Derrick Morgan
    3.Way of Life
    Lyn Taitt & The Jets
    4.Second Fiddle
    Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
    5.People Funny Boy
    Lee 'Scratch' Perry
    6.I've Got to Get You Off My Mind
    The Tennors
    7.Do the Reggay
    The Maytals
    8.Nana
    The Slickers
    9.Tell Me Baby
    Delano Stewart
    10.Mama Look Deh
    The Reggae Boys
    11.Hong Kong Flu
    The Ethiopians
    12.Pressure Drop
    The Maytals
    13.Them a Laugh and a Kiki
    The Soul Mates
    14.Walking in the Rain
    The Melodians
    15.Satisfaction
    Carl Dawkins
    16.Black and White
    The Maytones
    17.Rasta Never Fails
    The Charmers
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