Trojan Records Presents The Best Of Original Dancehall Volume 1 - Various Artists on LP
Part of a series of newly created Trojan Records compilations celebrating the 2015 re-launch of the label. In the early eighties, a hard new style returned reggae to its core audience: Dancehall. Pioneered by a new generation of performers and producers, the sound drew its main source of influence from everyday life in Jamaica. The Best Of Original Dancehall Volume 1 is an essential 10 track collection featuring material from the likes of Dennis Brown, John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, Israel Vibration 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 Original Dancehall Volume 1 Track Listing:
1. Sitting And Watching (Dennis Brown)
2. Cool Out Son (Junior Murvin)
3. Sweetie Come Brush Me (John Holt)
4. Next To You (Gregory Isaacs)
5. Rope In (Cornell Campbell)
6. No Competition (Freddie McGregor)
7. Lend Me Your Chopper (Johnny Osbourne)
8. Why You So Craven (Israel Vibration)
9. Revolution (Dennis Brown)
10. Girlie Girlie (Sophia George)