Sunday, 30 September 2018

Don Letts Meets Trojan Records Uptown - Marking The 50th Anniversary Of Trojan Records

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th August 2018

Don Letts presents a personal appreciation of Trojan Records, the pioneering UK-based reggae label, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Trojan Records was launched in the summer of 1968, just a couple of months after Enoch Powell’s notorious ‘rivers of blood’ speech. Through its releases of ground-breaking Jamaican recordings in the UK, the label connected the Windrush generation and their families with developing sounds from back home (ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, danehall etc.). Trojan also helped introduce this influential music to a wider audience in the UK and beyond, and, for decades, has united black and white youth on dancefloors and in the street.

The Wailers - Stir It Up [Trojan]
King Stitt - Fire Corner [Jamacan Gold]
Tony Tribe - Red, Red Wine [Downtown]
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp [Trojan]
Lloyd & Claudette - Queen Of The World
Clancy Eccles - Fatty Fatty [Trojan]
Hopeton Lewis & The Chosen Few - Boom Shacka Lacka [VP]
The G.G. All Stars - Man From Carolina [Explosion]
Symarip - Skinhead Jamboree [Trojan]
Symarip - Skinhead Girl [Trojan]
Harry J. All Stars - Liquidator [Trojan]
The Pioneers - Long Shot Kick De Bucket [Trojan]
The Upsetters - Return Of Django [Trojan]
Bob & Marcia - Young Gifted And Black [Trojan]
Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel [Doctor Bird/Cherry Red]
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites [Island]
Toots & The Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number [Trojan]
The Pioneers - Let Your Yeah Be Yeah [Trojan]
Nicky Thomas - Love Of The Common People [Trojan‎]
Nicky Thomas - Love Of The Common People [Polygram Tv]
Dandy Livingstone - Reggae In Your Jeggae [Downtown]
The Soulmates - Them A Laugh And A Kiki
Dennis Brown - Man Next Door [Joe Gibbs Record Globe]
John Holt - Ali Baba [Sanctuary]
Ken Boothe - Everything I Own [Trojan]
Harry J. All Stars - Soul Scorcher [Trojan]
Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want [Trojan]

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