Trojan Records Presents The Best Of Classic Reggae Volume 1 - Various Artists on LP
One of five LP’s in a series of newly created Trojan Records compilations celebrating the 2015 re-launch of the label. Towards the close of 1968, Jamaican music experienced the latest in a series of major revolutions, as the cool sound of rock steady was superseded by a jumpier, more energetic style we know today as reggae. The 12 track collection, Trojan Records Presents The Best of Classic Reggae Volume 1, highlights major Jamaican hits from 1969 to 1972 and features material from the likes of John Holt, Max Romeo, Dennis Brown, The Melodians, Ken Boothe 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.
Trojan Records Presents The Best Of Classic Reggae Volume 1 Track Listing:
1. Sweet Sensation - The Melodians
2. Kingston Town - Lord Creator
3. Now I Know - Ken Boothe
4. Satisfaction - Carl Dawkins
5. Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas
6. Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers
7. Blood And Fire - Niney
8. Stick By Me - John Holt
9. A Little Love - Jimmy London
10. Let The Power Fall - Max Romeo
11. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
12. Money In My Pocket (1972 version) - Dennis Brown