The Best Of Trojan Roots Vol. 1 - Various Artists on LP
First wave in a series of LPs 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. The Best Of Trojan Roots Vol. 1 features 10 of the greatest Jamaican recordings from the genre including tracks form Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Lee 'Scratch' Perry 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 Roots Vol. 1 Track Listing:
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