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  • This Is Trojan (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) This Is Trojan (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    This Is Trojan (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    The Ultimate Introduction To The World's Most Popular And Iconic Jamaican Music Label

    6x 180-Gram Vinyl Box Set

    Housed In A High-quality Card Box

    Features A Typically Fascinating Essay From Legendary Dj And Longtime Trojan Fan, Don Letts

    Containing six vinyl LPs, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and housed in a high-quality card box, 'This Is Trojan' is the ultimate introduction to the world's most popular and iconic Jamaican music label.

    The set comprises 60 ska, rock steady and reggae classics, including no less than 5 UK No. 1s and 35 UK Top 20 hits, with seminal hits from such reggae legends as Desmond Dekker, The Harry J All Stars, Ken Boothe, John Holt, Bob & Marcia, The Maytals and The Pioneers.

    This stunningly designed package is dressed in original imagery and features a typically fascinating essay from legendary DJ and longtime Trojan fan, Don Letts.

    LP 1
    1. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites
    2. Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel
    3. Nicky Thomas - Love Of The Common People
    4. Harry J All Stars - Liquidator
    5. The Maytals - Monkey Man
    6. Tony Tribe - Red Red Wine
    7. Bob & Marcia - Young, Gifted & Black
    8. The Pioneers - Let Your Year Be Yeah
    9. John Holt - Help Me Make It Through The Night
    10. Horace Faith - Black Pearl


    LP 2
    1. Greyhound - Black And White
    2. Bruce Ruffin - Rain
    3. Dandy Livingstone - Suzanne Beware Of The Devil
    4. The Melodians - Sweet Sensation
    5. The Upsetters - Return Of Django
    6. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Shanty Town
    7. Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
    8. Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good
    9. Boris Gardiner - I Wanna Wake Up With You
    10. Sophia George - Girlie Girlie


    LP 3
    1. Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
    2. Errol Dunkley - OK Fred
    3. Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket
    4. Boris Gardiner - You're Everything To Me
    5. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - It Mek
    6. Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp
    7. The Pioneers - Longshot Kick De Bucket
    8. The Maytals -
    9. Lord Creator - Kingston Town
    10. Winston Groovy - Please Don't Make Me Cry


    LP 4
    1. The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad
    2. Freddie Notes & The Rudies - Montego Bay
    3. Bob & Marcia - Pied Piper
    4. Greyhound - Moon River
    5. Ken Boothe - Crying Over You
    6. Rupie Edwards - Ire Feelings (Skanga)
    7. Desmond Dekker - Sing A Little Song
    8. Bruce Ruffin - Mad About You
    9. The Hot Shots - Snoopy Vs The Red Baron
    10. Pluto Shervington - Dat


    LP 5
    1. Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want
    2. The Paragons - The Tide Is High
    3. Dandy - Rudy A Message To You
    4. Dave & Ansel Collins - Monkey Spanner
    5. The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon
    6. Boris Gardner - Elizabethan Reggae
    7. The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville
    8. Rudy Mills - John Jones
    9. Keith & Tex - Stop That Train
    10. Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia


    LP 6
    1. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come
    2. Lord Tanamo - I'm In The Mood For Ska
    3. Pluto Shervington - Ram Goat Liver
    4. Tito Simon - This Monday Morning Feeling
    5. Greyhound - I Am What I Am
    6. Rupie Edwards - Lego Skanga
    7. Desmond Dekker & Aces - Pickney Gal
    8. The Upsetters - Dollar In The Teeth
    9. Derrick Morgan - Moon Hop
    10. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Reggae Merengue

    Various Artists
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1 Quick View

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    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
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1 Quick View

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    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
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  • Long Shot Long Shot Quick View

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    Long Shot


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


    The sixties were a golden age for Jamaican vocal trios. During the latter half of this incredibly creative decade, a multitude of harmony groups made their mark on the island's music scene, but of these only a relative few possessed the talent and determination to endure beyond the rock steady era.


    One trio that not only succeeded, but blossomed following the onset of reggae, is the Pioneers, who in 1969 became one of the first Jamaican acts to achieve international success with their UK hit, 'Long Shot Kick The Bucket'.


    The success of the single was swiftly followed by what became one of Trojan's biggest selling long players of all time, the aptly titled 'Long Shot'.


    Comprising new material along with the best of their recent Jamaican singles to date, the collection is a must-have for all self-respecting fans of boss reggae and is now finally available once again, looking and sounding better than ever!

    1. Long Shot Kick The Bucket
    2. Caranapo
    3. Black Bud
    4. Long Up Your Mouth
    5. Bring Him Home
    6. Mother Ritty
    7. Poor Rameses
    8. Samfie Man
    9. Belly Gut
    10. Lucky Side
    11. Trouble Dey A Bush
    12. Boss Festival
    The Pioneers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hard Love Hard Love Quick View

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    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
    songwriting

    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
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  • Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967 Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967 Quick View

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    Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967

    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
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