The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1 - Various Artists on LP
First wave in a series of LPs celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. First popularized in in the early seventies, dub developed through the work of a small number of talented Jamaican studio engineers and producers. The essential collection, The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1, showcases 10 of the deepest and heaviest dub tracks of all time, including classic material from the likes of The Upsetters, Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, The Observers & King Tubbys and more!
Launched in the summer of 1968, Trojan dominated the UK reggae scene throughout the late sixties and early seventies, issuing the best new sounds that both Jamaican and British music makers had to offer. Between 1969 and 1975, the company released well over two thousand 7” singles, of which no less than 28 breached the UK Top 50 chart. During the same period, it issued some 300 albums, highlighting the latest Reggae chart toppers, such as Desmond Dekker, John Holt, Toots & the Maytals and Ken Boothe, along with music from lesser-known artists, whose number included future legends, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs.
Trojan’s astounding success during this period was instrumental in introducing reggae to a global audience and in so doing provided the foundations upon which Jamaican music has since been able to develop and prosper. Today, more than four decades after its launch, Trojan remains one of the most iconic music labels in the world, continually attracting new fans with its vast catalog of music that encompasses a wide range of styles from sixties ska and rock steady to the more recent sounds of roots, dub, lovers rock and dancehall.
The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1 Track Listing:
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