Trojan's most sampled ska/reggae

by Modculture 16 June, 2006

Originalriddims This sounds rather good. Ska and reggae have been sampled just as much as the more obvious soul and funk tracks – which means that even if you don’t buy a lot of Jamaican music, you might know more than you think. With that in mind, Trojan is beinging out Original Riddims – a collection of ska/reggae’s most sampled cuts. If you’ve never sampled Trojan’s excellent back catalogue, this might be a good place to start.

It’s out on CD (TJCCD246) on 24th July – we should have a review online before that date, but in the meantime, go here to hear snippets of each track.

Tracklisting:

1. Ali Baba – Holt, John
2. Cuss Cuss – Robinson, Lloyd
3. Drifter – Walks, Dennis
4. Slaving – Parks, Lloyd
5. Under Me Sleng Teng – Smith, Wayne
6. Revolution – Brown, Dennis
7. Stalag 17 – Collins, Ansel
8. You Don’t Care – Techniques
9. My Conversation – Smith, Slim & The Uniques
10. Cherry Oh Baby – Donaldson, Eric
11. Everyday Wondering – Clarke, Johnny
12. Gunshot – Johnson, Anthony
13. Bam Bam – Maytals & Byron Lee
14. Ba Ba Boom – Jamaicans
15. Solomon – Harriott, Derrick
16. Lecture – Bennett, Jo Jo & Fugitives
17. Blackman Time – Grant, Neville
18. I Can’t Hide – Parker, Ken
19. Stealing Stealing – Holt, John
20. Train To Skaville – Ethiopians
21. Queen Majesty – Techniques
22. Take Five – Bennett, Val
23. Tonight – Keith & Tex
24. It’s You – Maytals