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The Trojan Story Limited Vinyl 3LP Bookpack Set

by Various Artists

Release Date: 18 June 2021

Format: LP Triple Vinyl

Label: Trojan Records

£44.99

The Trojan Story Limited Vinyl 3LP Bookpack Set

Overview:

One of the most significant collections in Trojan’s immense catalogue, the ‘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

Featured Tracks:

LP 1

Side A:

Invitation To Jamaica – Lord Tanamo
Fat Man – Derrick Morgan
Tell Me Darling – Jackie Edwards
Running Around – Owen Gray
Miss Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff
Housewife’s Choice – Derrick And Patsy
Give Me All Of Your Love – The Continentals
Darling Patricia – Owen Gray

Side B:

Rough And Tough – Stranger Cole
Man To Man – Kentrick Patrick
Uno-Dos-Tres – Stranger & Ken
Slow Boat – Al T. Joe
Rude Boy – Duke Reid’s Group
Gone Is Yesterday – Higgs & Wilson
I'm In The Mood For Ska – Lord Tanamo
Virginia Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
Satan – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

LP 2

Side A:

One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks & His Band
Every Night – Joe White And Chuck
King Size – Baba Brooks & His Band
Syncopate – The Astronauts
Keep The Pressure On – Winston & George
Oh Babe – The Techniques
Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians
Rudy, A Message To You - Dandy Livingstone

Side B:

Dreader Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin & The Voices
It's Raining – The Three Tops
The Whip – The Ethiopians
Pretty Africa – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Rock Steady – Alton Ellis & The Flames
Rock Steady Train – Ewan & Jerry
King Without A Throne – Sugar Simone
Perfidia – Phyllis Dillon

LP 3

Side A:

Musical Train – Roy Shirley
Do The Beng Beng – Derrick Morgan
Way Of Life - Lynn Taitt & The Jets
Second Fiddle – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
People Funny Boy – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
I've Got To Get You Off My Mind – The Tennors
Do The Reggay – The Maytals 8. Nana – The Slickers

Side B:

Tell Me Baby – Delano Stewart
Mama Look Deh – The Reggae Boys
Hong Kong Flu – The Ethiopians
Pressure Drop – The Maytals
Them A Laugh And A Ki Ki – The Soul Mates
Walking In The Rain – The Melodians
Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
Black And White – The Maytones
Rasta Never Fails – The Charmers

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