Trojan Records Presents The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1 - Various Artists on LP
One of fifteen 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. The Best Of Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1 features material from Lord Kitchener, Lord Power & Trenton Spence, Lord Creator, Marva Moore & The Gaysters 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 Trojan Mento & Calypso Vol. 1 Track Listing:
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)