One of the most significant collections in Trojanís immense catalogue, the ďThe Trojan StoryĒ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the countryís Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the islandís 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 Trojanís 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 3CD set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 28-page booklet in which Bell and Zinn reveal the stories behind the release and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.

One of the most significant collections in Trojanís immense catalogue, the ďThe Trojan StoryĒ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the countryís Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the islandís 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 Trojanís 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 3CD set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 28-page booklet in which Bell and Zinn reveal the stories behind the release and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.

4050538665833

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Format: CD
Label: BMG
Rel. Date: 06/18/2021
UPC: 4050538665833

The Trojan Story [3CD]
Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD
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1. Invitation to Jamaica - By Lord Tanamo ; Charlie Binger's Six
2. Fat Man - By Derrick Morgan ; Smith's Sextet
3. Tell Me Darling - By Wilfred 'Jackie' Edwards ; the Caribs
4. Running Around - By Owen Gray ; the Kenneth Richard Band
5. Miss Jamaica - By Jimmy Cliff ; the Beverley's All Stars
6. Housewives Choice (With the Beverley's All Stars) - By Derrick ; Patsy
7. Give Me All Your Love - By the Continentals
8. Darling Patricia - By Owen Gray ; the Beverley's All Stars
9. Rough and Tough (Ruff and Tuff) - By Stranger Cole ; Duke Reid's Band
10. Man to Man - By Lord Creator ; Randy's All Stars
11. Eunodus (Uno-Dos-Tres) [With the Baba Brooks Band] - By Stranger Cole ; Ken Boothe
12. Slow Boat - By Al T. Joe
13. Rude Boy - By Roland Alphonso ; Duke Reid's Group
14. Gone Is Yesterday (With the Baba Brooks Band) - By Joe Higgs ; Roy Wilson
15. I'm in the Mood for Love - By Lord Tanamo
16. Ska Virginia (Virginia Ska) - By the Baba Brooks Band
17. Satan (With Baba Brooks ; His Band) - By Justin Hinds ; the Dominoes
18. One Eyed Giant - By the Baba Brooks Band
19. Every Night - By Joe White, Chuck Joseph ; Baba Brooks and His Recording Band
20. King Size - By Baba Brooks and His Recording Band
21. Syncopate - By the Astronauts
22. Keep the Pressure on (With the Beverley's All Stars) - By Winston Weir ; George Agard
23. Oh Babe (Sick and Tired) - By the Techniques
24. Train to Skaville (With the Supersonics) - By the Ethiopians
25. Rudy, a Message to You - By Dandy
26. Dreader Than Dread (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By Honey Boy Martin ; the Voices
27. It's Raining (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By the Three Tops
28. The Whip (With Lyn Taitt ; the Jets) - By the Ethiopians
29. Pretty Africa (With the Beverley's All Stars) - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
30. Rock Steady (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By Alton Ellis ; the Flames
31. Rock Steady Train (With the Carib Beats) - By Ewan ; Jerry
32. King Without a Throne - By Sugar Simone
33. Perfidia (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By Phyllis Dillon
34. Musical Train - By Roy Shirley
35. Do the Beng Beng - By Derrick Morgan
36. Way of Life - By Lyn Taitt ; the Jets
37. Second Fiddle - By Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics
38. People Funny Boy - By Lee 'King' Perry
39. I've Got to Get You Off My Mind (Cleopatra) - By the Tennors
40. Do the Reggay - By the Maytals
41. Nana (Na Na) - By the Slickers
42. Tell Me Baby - By Delano Stewart
43. Dreader Than Dread (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By Honey Boy Martin ; the Voices
44. It's Raining (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By the Three Tops
45. The Whip (With Lyn Taitt ; the Jets) - By the Ethiopians
46. Pretty Africa (With the Beverley's All Stars) - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
47. Rock Steady (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By Alton Ellis ; the Flames
48. Rock Steady Train (With the Carib Beats) - By Ewan ; Jerry
49. King Without a Throne - By Sugar Simone
50. Perfidia (With Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics) - By Phyllis Dillon

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One of the most significant collections in Trojanís immense catalogue, the ďThe Trojan StoryĒ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the countryís Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the islandís 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 Trojanís 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 3CD set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 28-page booklet in which Bell and Zinn reveal the stories behind the release and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.

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