Authorized & Certified VPI Dealer

A World of Vinyl

Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
10% Off Vinyl - 20% Off Vinyl Orders 100+
Home > Products for: '

Trojan Records

  • 1
Results per page:
  • Trojan Records Presents: Best of Lovers Rock Trojan Records Presents: Best of Lovers Rock Quick View

    Buy Now

    Trojan Records Presents: Best of Lovers Rock

    1 of 5 LP's in a series of newly created Trojan Records compilations celebrating the 2015 re-launch of Trojan
    Records; In the mid-1970's, many British Reggae fans found fulfillment in the first home-produced style to be
    successfully exported to Jamaica: Lovers Rock; This romantic style continued to dominated the UK scene well into the eighties and beyond; Features 10 of the best known Lovers Rock tracks from John Holt, The J Sisters, Elizabeth Archer & The Equators, Sonya Spence, & more.
    1. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - John Holt
    2. Lovin' You - Janet Kay
    3. Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - The J Sisters
    4. Feel Like Makin' Love - Elizabeth Archer & The Equators
    5. Where is the Love? - Sonya Spence
    6. I'm Still In Love With You - Marcia Aitken
    7. Tell Me A Lie - Candy McKenzie
    8. Loving Pauper - Ruddy Thomas
    9. Keep It Like It Is - Louisa Mark
    10. Walk Away - Marie Pierre
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan DJ Reggae Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan DJ Reggae Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best Of Trojan DJ Reggae Vol. 1

    1 of 15 brand new compilation LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records; This collection highlights the early development of toasting on disc between 1969 and 1973; By the early 70's, DJ Reggae had become an integral part of the Jamaican sound, influencing a variety of styles, from Ragga to Hip Hop; Features King Stitt, Count Matchuki, U Roy, Dave & Ansel Collins and more.
    1. Fire Corner (King Stitt)
    2. Matchuki's Cooking (aka It Is I) (Count Matchuki)
    3. Pop A Top (Andy Capp)
    4. Jack Of My Trade (Sir Lord Comic)
    5. Wear You To The Ball (U Roy)
    6. Draw Your Brakes (Scotty)
    7. Monkey Spanner (Dave & Ansel Collins)
    8. For Our Desire (King Sporty)
    9. President Mash Up The Resident (Shorty The President)
    10. S 90 Skank (Big Youth)
    11. Tighten Up Skank (Dillinger)
    12. Teach The Children (Dennis Alcapone)
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967 (Awaiting Repress) Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    Buy Now

    Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967 (Awaiting Repress)

    American rhythm & blues fervor, boosted by a multitude of sound systems playing 78rpm records on increasingly larger sets, gripped Jamaica from the late forties onwards but, towards the end of the decade, the American audience began to move towards a somewhat softer sound. The driving rhythm & blues discs became increasingly hard to find and the more progressive Jamaican sound system operators, realizing that they now needed to make their own music, turned to Kingston's jazz and big band musicians to record one-off custom cut discs. These were not initially intended for commercial release but designed solely for sound system play on acetate or 'dub plates' as they would later be termed. These 'specials' soon began to eclipse the popularity of American rhythm & blues and the demand for their locally produced music proved so great that the sound system operators began to release their music commercially on vinyl and became record producers. Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, Duke Reid 'The Trojan' and Prince Buster, who operated his Voice Of The People Sound System, were among the first to establish themselves in this new role and the nascent Jamaican recording industry now went into overdrive.

    In 1954 Ken Khouri had numbered among the first far-sighted entrepreneurs to produce mento records with local musicians (mento is Jamaica's original indigenous music) before progressing to opening Jamaica's first record manufacturing plant. Three years later he moved his operation to Foreshore Road (later renamed Marcus Garvey Drive) where, with the assistance of the inestimable Graeme Goodall, he updated and upgraded his recording studio. The importance of this enterprising move was critical to the development of Jamaican music and its influence both profound and far-reaching.

    "It was Ken Khouri's Federal Recording Studio, the womb that gave birth to the talented writers, artists and musicians that gave Jamaica its musical identity." Prince Buster

    Federal Records was not only the place for the sound system men to record their music but it was also where they had their records manufactured and, consequently, the company enjoyed a near-total monopoly on recording and record pressing in Kingston. In 1963 Ken Khouri sold his one track board to Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, who established Studio One, and Ken imported the first stereo equipment to Jamaica and Federal began making stereo records. The following year WIRL (West Indies Records Limited) opened but the competition served to drive the company on to higher heights. Ken Khouri continued to work on his own productions and, in 1966, the seven-inch release of Hopeton Lewis' 'Take It Easy', recorded under the guidance of Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt, ushered in the rock steady era.

    These two essential albums showcase a stunning selection of well-known hits, and not so well-known rarities, from the vast Federal catalog. All tracks have been transferred direct from the master tapes and assembled with the invaluable assistance of Ken Khouri's son, Paul Khouri, who generously gave Dub Store unlimited access to the Federal tape vaults. The extensive liner notes feature extracts from extensive interviews with Paul Khouri whose knowledgeable recollections of working on Marcus Garvey Drive, not only as a producer but as an engineer and musician, are illuminating and educational. Both sets present an insight into the birth and growth of Federal Records and the Jamaican recording industry and are essential to an understanding of the real roots of reggae music.

    1. This Music Got Soul (Hopeton Lewis)
    2. Let Me Come On Home (Hopeton Lewis)
    3. Walk On By (The Zodiacs)
    4. We Gonna Make It (The Termites)
    5. Fountain Bliss (The Dynamites)
    6. Rock A Shacka (Hopeton Lewis)
    7. Don't Cry (Hopeton Lewis)
    8. House Upon The Hill (The Royals)
    9. Real Gone Sweet (The Tartans)
    10. Roling Rolling (The Tartans)
    11. I Don't Want Trouble (Hopeton Lewis)
    12. Lester Sterling Special (Lester Sterling)
    13. If You Don't Love Me (take 1) [The Dynamites]
    14. Don't Take That Train (The Tartans)
    15. Batman (Early Take) [Lynn Taitt & The Jets]
    16. Oh Tell Me Darling (Hopeton Lewis)
    17. I'm Ready (The Tartans)
    18. Take Me Back (Henry Buckley)
    19. Sounds Of Silence (Roland Alphonso)
    20. Batman (Early Take Rehearsal) [Lynn Taitt & The Jets]
    21. Merritone False Starts 2 (The Federal All Stars)
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1

    1 of 15 brand new compilation LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records; The influence of African American music on the development of the Jamaican recording industry is evidenced by music issued on the island during the late 60's and early 70's; Hundreds of Rock Steady and Reggae interpretations of Soul classics were released; Features Al Brown ("Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me)"), The Chosen Few ("Theme from 'Shaft'), The Techniques ("I Wish It Would Rain"), & more.
    1. What Does It Take To Win Your Love (Alton Ellis)
    2. Here I Am Baby (Come And Take Me) (Al Brown)
    3. Rescue Me (Judy Mowatt)
    4. Riding For A Fall (Derrick Harriott)
    5. Sitting In The Park (Slim Smith)
    6. Put Yourself In My Place (Delroy Wilson)
    7. Shaft (The Chosen Few)
    8. I Wish It Would Rain (The Techniques)
    9. Private Number (Bob & Marcia)
    10. Sister Big Stuff (John Holt)
    11. Ain't No Sunshine (Horace Andy)
    12. Ride Your Pony (Dave Barker)
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan Rude Boy Ska Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Rude Boy Ska Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best Of Trojan Rude Boy Ska Vol. 1

    1 of 15 brand new compilation LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records; 12 of the best-known singles that focused up on the issue of inner city violence in Jamaica throughout late '66 to early '67; "Rude Boys" battled with the authorities for control of the streets and their activities became the subject of recordings; Features Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Alton Ellis & The Flames, The Rulers and more.
    1. Don't Be A Rude Boy (The Rulers)
    2. Soldiers Take Over (The Rio Grandes)
    3. Denham Town (Winston & George)
    4. No Good Rudie (Justin Hinds & The Dominoes)
    5. Rudie Gets, Plenty (The Spanishtonians)
    6. Cry Tough (Alton Ellis & The Flames)
    7. Rudy Got Soul (Desmond Dekker & The Aces)
    8. Stop Them (Hazel & The Jolly Boys)
    9. Rudies All Around (Joe White)
    10. Why Oh Why (The Black Brothers)
    11. Guns Fever (Blam Blam Fever) (The Valentines)
    12. Rudy A Message To You (Dandy)
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best of Trojan Ska Vol. 1 The Best of Trojan Ska Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best of Trojan Ska Vol. 1

    1st wave in a series of LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. The national sound of Jamaica throughout the first half of the 1960s, SKA first swept the world in 1964 before eventually fading altogether from the musical landscape after another two hugely productive years. Includes a dozen of the biggest original Jamaican hits of the early 60's, features tracks from The Skatalites, Alton Ellis & The Flames, Desmond Dekker & The Aces & more.
    1. (Music is My) Occupation - The Skatalites
    2. Dance Crasher - Alton Ellis & The Flames
    3. Bonanza Ska - Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythms
    4. Carry Go Bring Come - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
    5. Storm Warning - Lyn Taitt & The Comets
    6. Get Up Edina - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
    7. I'm In The Mood For Love - Lord Tanamo
    8. Watermelon Man - Baba Brooks
    9. Housewife's Choice - Derrick & Patsy
    10. Honky Tonk Ska - The Granville Williams Orchestra
    11. Renegade - The Zodiacs
    12. Rought and Tough - Stranger Cole
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan Instrumental Reggae Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Instrumental Reggae Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best Of Trojan Instrumental Reggae Vol. 1

    1 of 15 brand new compilation LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records; Prior to the onset of Roots music in the mid-70's, may of Jamaica's finest instrumentalists achieved major success; This album contains 12 of the most sought after instrumental sides to see issue in Jamaica during the late 60's & early 70's; Features the Dynamites, the Supersoncis, The Upsetters, Ansel Collins, & more.
    1. Liquidator (Tommy McCook & The Supersonics)
    2. John Public (Tom Hark) (The Dynamites)
    3. Royal Reggae Jeggae (Drumbago & His Band)
    4. Stop That Man (The Crystallites)
    5. Tons Of Gold (Val Bennett)
    6. Top Secret (Winston Wright)
    7. East Of The River Nile (Augustus Pablo)
    8. A Thousand Tons Of Megaton (Roland Alphonso)
    9. Scarface (Boris Gardiner & The Love People)
    10. Clint Eastwood (The Upsetters)
    11. The Monster (The Beverley's All Stars)
    12. Stalag 17 (Ansel Collins)
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Duke Reid Rock's Steady Duke Reid Rock's Steady Quick View

    Buy Now

    Duke Reid Rock's Steady


    First 750 Numbered Copies Pressed On 180 Gram Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    Trojan's First Release From 50 Years Ago!

    In honour of the 50th year anniversary of the UK's first Trojan label, Music On Vinyl proudly make available once more the album that got the ball rolling back in the summer of 1967.

    The first of a series of classic albums from the legendary Trojan catalogue that will see issue throughout the year, the erroneously titled 'Duke Reid Rock's Steady' was originally released by Island Records to promote their new Trojan label, an imprint launched to specifically showcase the productions of legendary Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur 'Duke' Reid.

    Simultaneously issued in Jamaica as 'Rock Steady Beat', the LP highlights the best of Reid's output from the preceding months and proved so popular back in '67 that pressings quickly sold out on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Now, 50 years on, lovers of the coolest sound to emanate from Jamaica's golden shores can finally own a copy of this seminal collection without needing to spend a duke's ransom for the pleasure!

    1. Alton Ellis & The Flames - Rock Steady
    2. The Techniques - You Don't Care
    3. Three Tops - It's Raining
    4. The Jamaicans - Things You Say You Love
    5. The Techniques - Oh Babe
    6. Tommy Mccook & Lester Sterling With The Supersonics - Inez
    7. The Techniques - Out Of Many, One
    8. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come (Rock Steady)
    9. Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
    10. The Techniques - Day O
    11. Alton Ellis & The Flames - Girl I Have Got A Date
    12. Tommy Mccook & The Supersonics - Train To Ska-thedral
    Various Artists
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best of Trojan Rock Steady Vol. 1 The Best of Trojan Rock Steady Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best of Trojan Rock Steady Vol. 1

    1st wave in a series of LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. During the long, hot summer of 1966, Jamaica's national sound underwent a dramatic transformation, culminating in the rapid tempo of Ska ultimately supplanted by the slower, more soulful sound of ROCK STEADY. 12 of the most influential records from the original ROCK STEADY era, performed by Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Lee Perry, The Upsetters, & more.
    1. Rock Steady - Alton Ellis & The Flames
    2. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
    3. Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans
    4. Stop That Train - Keith & Tex
    5. My Conversation - The Uniques
    6. Train To Skaville - The Ethiopians
    7. The Tide Is High - The Paragons
    8. (I Am) The Upsetter - Lee Perry
    9. The Loser - Derrick Harriott
    10. Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon
    11. Hard To Confess - The Gaylads
    12. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best of Trojan Roots Vol. 1 The Best of Trojan Roots Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best of Trojan Roots Vol. 1

    1st wave in a series of LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. The early seventies witnessed the development of ROOTS-an inward-looking Reggae style that drew inspiration from the Rastafarian faith, political wrongdoings and cultural heritage. Features 10 of the greatest Jamaican recordings, including tracks form Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Lee "Scratch" Perry & more.
    1. Two Sevens Clash - Culture
    2. Wolf and Leopards - Dennis Brown
    3. Mister Cop - Gregory Isaacs
    4. Sons of Slaves - Junior Delgado
    5. Disco Devil (7 Remix) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry
    6. None Shall Escape The Judgment - Johnny Clarke
    7. Steppin' Out Of Babylon - Marcia Griffiths
    8. Under Heavy Manners - Prince Far I
    9. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
    10. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Michael Rose
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1

    1st wave in a series of LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. First popularised in in the early seventies, DUB developed through the work of a small number of talented Jamaican studio engineers and producers. This essential collection showcases 10 of deepest and heaviest DUB tracks of all time, including The Upsetters, Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, The Observers & King Tubby's & more.
    1. A Ruffer Version - Johnny Clarke & The Aggrovators
    2. Sipple Dub - The Upsetters
    3. Jamaican Colley - Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries
    4. Buck Shot Dub - Rupie Edwards All-Stars
    5. Foundation Stepper - Prince Far I & The Arabs
    6. Stalag 17 - The Techniques All-Stars
    7. Rockers Dub - Joe Gibbs The Professionals
    8. Jammin' For Survival - Princy Jammy
    9. Rebel Dance - The Observers & King Tubby's
    10. Mission Impossible - The Roots Radics Band
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1

    1 of 15 brand new compilation LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records; Following the end of World War II, the two most popular forms of indigenous Caribbean music in Jamaica were Calypso and Mento
    Released in the early 60's through mid-70's, the irresistible sounds featured in this collection illustrate there is much more to the music of the Caribbean than simply Reggae; Features Lord Kitchener, Lord Power & Trenton Spence, Lord Creator, Marva Moore & The Gaysters and more.
    1. Reggae Merengue (Tommy McCook & The Supersonics)
    2. Great '68 (Marva Moore & The Gaysters)
    3. Must Get A Man (Nora Dean)
    4. The Weed (aka Man Pyabba), Count Lasher & The Baba Brooks Band)
    5. Jamaica Way (Duke Harris)
    6. Kitch, You So Sweet (Lord Kitchener)
    7. Big Bamboo (Lord Creator)
    8. Nice Time (Phyllis Dillon)
    9. Strip Tease (Lord Power & Trenton Spence)
    10. Hard Time (Count Alert & The Baba Brooks Band)
    11. Savito (The Undergrounds)
    12. Dash Of Sunshine (Lord Tanamo)
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best of Trojan Reggae Vol. 1 The Best of Trojan Reggae Vol. 1 Quick View

    Buy Now

    The Best of Trojan Reggae Vol. 1

    1st wave in a series of LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. Towards the close of 1968, the Jamaican music scene experienced the latest of a series of major musical revolutions, as the cool sound of Rock Steady was usurped by a jumpier, less sedate style that quickly became widely known as REGGAE. Features 12 tracks including classics from Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Dave & Ansel Collins, John Holt & more.
    1. Israelites - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
    2. Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
    3. Liquidator - The Harry J All Stars
    4. Long Shot Kick De Bucket - The Pioneers
    5. Money In My Pocket - Dennis Brown
    6. Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
    7. Young, Gifted, and Black - Bob & Marcia
    8. Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas
    9. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah - The Pioneers
    10. Help Me Make It Through The Night - John Holt
    11. Hurt So Good - Susan Cadogan
    12. Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hard Love Hard Love Quick View

    Buy Now

    Hard Love

    Tim Showalter's latest release as Strand of Oaks, Hard Love, emanates an unabashed, raw, and
    manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them. "For me, there
    are always two forces at work: the side that's constantly on the hunt for the perfect song, and
    the side that's naked in the desert screaming at the moon. It's about finding a place where
    neither side is compromised, only elevated."

    Drawing from his love of Creation Records, Trojan dub compilations, and Jane's Addiction,
    and informed by a particularly wild time at Australia's Boogie Festival, he sought to create a
    record that would merge all of these influences while evoking something new and visceral.
    These influences coupled with an uninhibited and collaborative studio experience moved an
    initial concept for a singularly feel-good record to something more complex and real. As
    much as Showalter wants this record to seem like a party, it's more than that. It feels
    like living. "You went away you went searching came back tired of looking" is how
    Showalter begins the title track, a sentiment that epitomizes Showalter's own mentality in
    beginning Hard Love. As the record progresses, so do the themes of dissatisfaction
    and frustration with love, family, success, and aging, both in personal experience and

    1. Hard Love
    2. Radio Kids
    3. Everything
    4. Salt Brothers
    5. On The Hill
    6. Cry
    7. Quit It
    8. Rest Of It
    9. Taking Acid And Talking To My Brother
    Strand Of Oaks
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • You Can Get It If You Really Want You Can Get It If You Really Want Quick View

    Buy Now

    You Can Get It If You Really Want

    Pressed On Black & Blue Marble Colored Vinyl

    Limited To 1000 Copies

    It took the 1972 release of the soundtrack to The Harder They Come to break Desmond Dekker internationally, but the King of Ska already was a legend in his own land of Jamaica, where songs like "007 (Shanty Town)" and "Rudie Got Soul" made him the face of the rude boy culture (and influenced several generations of British mods and rockers). This 1970 record, his first for the Trojan label, features Dekker's irresistible version of the Jimmy Cliff tune "You Can Get It If You Really Want," which went to #2 on the UK charts, as well as another hit, "Pickney Gal." We're reissuing this cornerstone ska/rocksteady classic on black & blue marble vinyl limited to 1000 copies first-ever reissue on wax!

    1. You Can Get It If You Really Want
    2. I Believe
    3. Perseverance
    4. Get Up Little Suzie
    5. Peace on the Land
    6. Cindy
    7. Pickney Gal
    8. You Got Soul
    9. Coomyah
    10. That's the Way Life Goes
    11. Peace of Mind
    12. Polka Dot
    Desmond Dekker
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Screaming Target Screaming Target Quick View

    Buy Now

    Screaming Target

    Classic 1973 reggae album re-issued on 180 gram vinyl in it's original 12 track Trojan form. This album follows on from the Gussie presenting I Roy album released earlier this year the first of the new groundbreaking deejay albums. These albums revolutionized the whole reggae genre and are highly collectible. This album stands out with his observations on life in the ghetto, Rastafarian evangelism, children's rhymes and cinema references. Comes with a double sided insert featuring track by track breakdown and biography.
    1. Screaming Target
    2. Pride And Joy Rock
    3. Be Careful
    4. Tippertone Rock
    5. One Of These Fine Days
    6. Screaming Target (Version 2)
    7. The Killer
    8. Solomon A Gunday
    9. Honesty
    10. I Am Alright
    11. Lee A Low
    12. Concrete Jungle
    Big Youth
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Studio One Jump Up Studio One Jump Up Quick View

    Buy Now

    Studio One Jump Up

    In the 1960s Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records laid down the template for all reggae music, the equivalent of Jamaica's Motown Records. Artists who launched their careers there comprise an A-Z of the Jamaican music scene - Bob Marley and The Wailers, Burning Spear, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Horace Andy and many, many more. In the early releases featured here you will find the roots of Studio One's unique sound - from the first jump-up, boogie-woogie and shuffle recordings made in Jamaica in the late 1950s, as the artists emulated their American rhythm and blues idols - Louis Jordan, Roscoe Gordon, Fats Domino - through to the early Rastafari rhythms of Count Ossie, the righteous Baptist beat of Toots and the Maytals up to the joyous excitement of Ska with tracks by Studio One's young protÉgÉes Bob Marley and The Wailers and the all-mighty Skatalites. Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd first began recording music in the late 1950s, making one-off records to play on his Downbeat Sound System. These 'exclusive dup-plates' enabled him to reign supreme in the regular dancehall soundclashes of Kingston, fighting off the competition from rivals including Duke Reid the Trojan and Prince Buster. This new album traces the roots of the legendary label as it created the sound of the young independent Jamaican nation going into the early 1960s. Sir Coxsone used only the finest musicians in Jamaica for these recordings, including those players that would later become known worldwide as the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Cluett Johnson and others. As fans clamoured to get a copy of these 'one-off' exclusive records, Clement Dodd eventually decided to start making them available commercially starting in 1959, and so began the birth of an empire.
    1. Basil Gabbidon - Mr. Landlord
    2. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Milk Lane Hop
    3. Derrick Morgan - Wigger Wee Shuffle
    4. Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez - Stew Peas And Cornflakes
    5. The Mello-Cat Count Ossie & His Warickers - Another Moses
    6. Neville Esson - Wicked And Dreadful
    7. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Proof Run
    8. Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth
    9. Lord Creator - Rhythm Of The Blues
    10. The Jivin' Juniors - Hip Rub
    11. Lascelles Perkins - Little Joe
    12. Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso - Heaven And Earth
    13. Owen Gray - Walk All Over
    14. David Brown - Pretty Baby
    15. The Maytals - He Will Provide
    16. Lester Sterling And The City Slickers - Whale Bone
    17. Jackie Opel - Sit Down Servant
    18. Roland Alphonso - Bongo Tango
    19. Bob Marley And The Wailers - Go Jimmy Go
    20. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - The Slider
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 1
Go to top