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.

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.

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Format: Vinyl
Label: BMG
Rel. Date: 07/09/2021
UPC: 4050538665796

The Trojan Story [3LP]
Artist: Various Artists
Format: Vinyl
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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 - Al 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
18. One Eyed Giant - Baba Brooks ; His Band
19. Every Night - Joe White and Chuck
20. King Size - Baba Brooks ; His Band
21. Syncopate - The Astronauts
22. Keep The Pressure On - Winston ; George
23. Oh Babe - The Techniques
24. Train To Skaville - The Ethiopians
25. Rudy, A Message To You - Dandy Livingstone
26. Dreader Than Dread - Honey Boy Martin ; The Voices
27. It's Raining - The Three Tops
28. The Whip - The Ethiopians
29. Pretty Africa - Desmond Dekker ; The Aces
30. Rock Steady - Alton Ellis ; the Flames
31. Rock Steady Train - Ewan ; Jerry
32. King Without A Throne - Sugar Simone
33. Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon
34. Musical Train - Roy Shirley
35. Do The Beng Beng - Derrick Morgan
36. Way Of Life - Lynn Taitt ; The Jets
37. Second Fiddle - Tommy McCook ; The Supersonics
38. People Funny Boy - Lee `Scratch' Perry
39. I've Got To Get You Off My Mind - The Tennors
40. Do The Reggay - The Maytals
41. Nana - The Slickers
42. Tell Me Baby - Delano Stewart
43. Mama Look Deh - The Reggae Boys
44. Hong Kong Flu - The Ethiopians
45. Pressure Drop - The Maytals
46. Them A Laugh And A Ki ki - The Soul Mates
47. Walking In The Rain - The Melodians
48. Satisfaction - Carl Dawkins
49. Black And White - The Maytones
50. Rasta Never Fails - The Charmers

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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.

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