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World / Reggae


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 Livingstone, Webster Shrowder, Des Bryan 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 and Zinn relate the stories behind the release life at Trojan in the 60’s and early 70’s and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.

  1 -
1. Lord Tanamo & Charlie Binger's Six - Invitation To Jamaica
2. Derrick Morgan & Smith's Sextet - Fat Man
3. Wilfred 'Jackie' Edwards & the Caribs - Tell Me Darling
4. Owen Gray & the Kenneth Richard Band - Running Around
5. Jimmy Cliff & the Beverley's All Stars - Miss Jamaica
6. Derrick & Patsy - Housewives Choice (With the Beverley's All
7. The Continentals - Give Me All Your Love
8. Owen Gray & the Beverley's All Stars - Darling Patricia
9. Stranger Cole & Duke Reid's Band - Rough and Tough (Ruff and
10. Lord Creator & Randy's All Stars - Man To Man
11. Stranger & Ken - Eunodus (Uno-Dos-Tres) [With the Baba Brook
12. Al T. Joe - Slow Boat
13. Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid's Group - Rude Boy
14. Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson - Gone is Yesterday (With the Baba Br
15. Lord Tanamo - I'm In the Mood For Ska
16. The Baba Brooks Band - Ska Virginia (Virginia Ska)
17. Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Satan (With Baba Brooks & His
- 2 -
1. Baba Brooks & His Band - One Eyed Giant
2. Joe White & Chuck & Baba Brooks and His Recording Band - Eve
3. Baba Brooks and His Recording Band - King Size
4. The Astronauts - Syncopate
5. Winston & George - Keep the Pressure On (With the Beverley's
6. The Techniques - Oh Babe (Sick and Tired)
7. The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville (With the Supersonics)
8. Dandy - Rudy, a Message To You
9. Honey Boy Martin & the Voices - Dreader Than Dread (With Tom
10. The Three Tops - It's Raining (With Tommy McCook & the Super
11. The Ethiopians - the Whip (With Lyn Taitt & the Jets)
12. Desmond Dekker & the Aces - Pretty Africa (With the Beverley
13. Alton Ellis & the Flames - Rock Steady (With Tommy McCook &
14. Ewan & Jerry - Rock Steady Train (With the Carib Beats)
15. Sugar Simone - King Without a Throne
16. Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia (With Tommy McCook & the Supersoni
- 3 -
1. Roy Shirley - Musical Train
2. Derrick Morgan - Do the Beng Beng
3. Lyn Taitt & the Jets - Way of Life
4. Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Second Fiddle
5. Lee 'King' Perry - People Funny Boy
6. The Tennors - I've Got To Get You Off My Mind (Cleopatra)
7. The Maytals - Do the Reggay
8. The Slickers - Nana (Na Na)
9. Delano Stewart - Tell Me Baby
10. The Reggae Boys - Mama Look Deh
11. The Ethiopians - Hong Kong Flu
12. The Maytals - Pressure Drop
13. The Soulmates - Them a Laugh an a Kiki (Them a Laugh and a K
14. The Melodians - Walking In the Rain
15. Carl Dawkins - Satisfaction
16. The Maytones - Black and White
17. The Charmers - Rasta Never Fails