Trojan Records Presents The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1 - Various Artists on LP
One of fifteen brand new compilation LP’s celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records. The influence of African American music on the development of the Jamaican recording industry is evidenced by music issued on the island during the late-60's and early-70's. During this period, hundreds of rock steady and reggae interpretations of soul classics were released...and a dozen of the finest can be found here including material from Al Brown ("Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me)"), The Chosen Few ("Theme from Shaft"), The Techniques ("I Wish It Would Rain") 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 Soul Reggae Vol. 1 Track Listing:
1. What Does It Take To Win Your Love (Alton Ellis)
2. Here I Am Baby (Come And Take Me) (Al Brown)
3. Rescue Me (Judy Mowatt)
4. Riding For A Fall (Derrick Harriott)
5. Sitting In The Park (Slim Smith)
6. Put Yourself In My Place (Delroy Wilson)
7. Shaft (The Chosen Few)
8. I Wish It Would Rain (The Techniques)
9. Private Number (Bob & Marcia)
10. Sister Big Stuff (John Holt)
11. Ain't No Sunshine (Horace Andy)
12. Ride Your Pony (Dave Barker)