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The Trojan Story vinyl and CD collection

The Trojan Story vinyl and CD collection
The Trojan Story vinyl and CD collection
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A reissue and a thing of beauty. You can now order The Trojan Story vinyl and CD collection.

Described as ‘one of the most significant collections in Trojan’s immense catalogue’, The Trojan Story album was released back in 1971 and was the first comprehensive anthology of Jamaican music, offering a mix of (now) classic ska, rock steady and reggae. The album was a three-disc set and a big seller back in the day.

The Trojan Story had been the brainchild of Trojan’s label manager Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy, Webster Shrowder and Joe Sinclair, produced something that is hard to improve. Or is it?

The Trojan Story vinyl and CD collection
The Trojan Story vinyl and CD collection

 

50 years after its original release, the collection has been ‘revisited’ by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, with the end result described as ‘improving what was already an almost perfect collection’.

You can pick it up as a vinyl book pack or a CD book pack, both of which are shown here. Tracks below and the release date is today, 18th June 2021. You can order now from Trojan, with the price around £45 for the vinyl and £18 for the CD set.

LP 1

Side A

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 Of Your Love – The Continentals
8. Darling Patricia – Owen Gray

Side B

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

LP 2

Side A

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

Side B

1. Dreader Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin & The Voices
2. It’s Raining – The Three Tops
3. The Whip – The Ethiopians
4. Pretty Africa – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
5. Rock Steady – Alton Ellis &The Flames
6. Rock Steady Train – Ewan & Jerry
7. King Without A Throne – Sugar Simone
8. Perfidia – Phyllis Dillon

LP 3

Side A

1. Musical Train – Roy Shirley
2. Do The Beng Beng – Derrick Morgan
3. Way Of Life – Lynn 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

Side B

1. Tell Me Baby – Delano Stewart
2. Mama Look Deh – The Reggae Boys
3. Hong Kong Flu – The Ethiopians
4. Pressure Drop – The Maytals
5. Them A Laugh And A Ki ki – The Soul Mates
6. Walking In The Rain – The Melodians
7. Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
8. Black And White – The Maytones
9. Rasta Never Fails – The Charmers

CD tracks:

Disc 1

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. Eunodus – Stranger & Ken
12. Slow Boat – Al T Joe
13. Rude Boy – Roland Alphonso
14. Gone Is Yesterday – Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson
15. I’m In The Mood For Ska – Lord Tanamo
16. Ska Virginia – The Baba Brooks Band
17. Satan – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

Disc 2

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

1. Musical Train – Roy Shirley
2. Do The Beng Beng – Derrick Morgan
3. Way Of Life – Lynn 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 An A Kiki – The Soulmates
14. Walking In The Rain – The Melodians
15. Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
16. Black & White – The Maytones
17. Rasta Never Fails – The Charmers

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