Trojan Records Sets 50th-Anniversary Reissue of ‘The Trojan Story’


Trojan Records is set to reissue its legendary 1971 collection The Trojan Story — a three-LP set that helped introduce the world to artists like Jimmy Cliff, the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, and Lee “Scratch” Perry — for its 50th anniversary this June.

Long out-of-print, the 50-song anthology — due out June 18th — will be reissued physically and digitally with its original tracklist intact, along with a 50-page illustrated booklet featuring liner notes for every song by Trojan’s label manager Rob Bell — who helped curate the original release — and musician Rusty Zinn.

In addition to influential reggae tracks like the Maytals’ “Do the Reggay” and “Pressure Drop,” Perry’s “People Funny Boy,” Daddy Livingstone’s “Rudy, A Message to You,” and Alton Ellis’ “Rock Steady,” the anthology featured Trojan standouts the Continentals, Jackie Edwards, the Ethiopians, the Tennors, Duke Reid’s Group, and more.

The Trojan Story 50th-anniversary edition is available to preorder now through the Trojan site.

The Trojan Story Tracklist

  1. Invitation To Jamaica – Lord Tanamo
  2. Fat Man – Derrick Morgan
  3. Tell Me Darling – Jackie Edwards
  4. Running Around – Owen Gray
  5. Miss Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff
  6. Housewife’s Choice – Derrick And Patsy
  7. Give Me All Your Love – The Continentals
  8. Darling Patricia – Owen Gray
  9. Rough And Tough – Stranger Cole
  10. Man To Man – Kentrick Patrick
  11. Uno-Dos-Tres – Stranger & Ken
  12. Slow Boat – Al T. Joe
  13. Rude Boy – Duke Reid’s Group
  14. Gone Is Yesterday – Higgs & Wilson
  15. I’m In The Mood For Ska – Lord Tanamo
  16. Virginia Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
  17. Satan – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

Disc 2

  1. One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks & His Band
  2. Every Night – Joe White and Chuck
  3. King Size – Baba Brooks & His Band
  4. Syncopate – The Astronauts
  5. Keep The Pressure On – Winston & George
  6. Oh Babe – The Techniques
  7. Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians
  8. Rudy, A Message To You – Dandy Livingstone
  9. Dreader Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin & The Voices
  10. It’s Raining – The Three Tops
  11. The Whip – The Ethiopians
  12. Pretty Africa – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  13. Rock Steady – Alton Ellis & the Flames
  14. Rock Steady Train – Ewan & Jerry
  15. King Without A Throne – Sugar Simone
  16. Perfidia – Phyllis Dillon

Disc 3

  1. Musical Train – Roy Shirley
  2. Do The Beng Beng – Derrick Morgan
  3. Way Of Life – Lynn Taitt & The Jets
  4. Second Fiddle – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
  5. People Funny Boy – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
  6. I’ve Got To Get You Off My Mind – The Tennors
  7. Do The Reggay – The Maytals
  8. Nana – The Slickers
  9. Tell Me Baby – Delano Stewart
  10. Mama Look Deh – The Reggae Boys
  11. Hong Kong Flu – The Ethiopians
  12. Pressure Drop – The Maytals
  13. Them A Laugh And A Ki ki – The Soul Mates
  14. Walking In The Rain – The Melodians
  15. Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
  16. Black And White – The Maytones
  17. Rasta Never Fails – The Charmers

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