Trojan Sound Sytem is a journey through the history of reggae, picking out the best and most universally understood elements of the music, the genre's constant relevance and reality, combined with sweet singing and wonderful songs. The album has been given a sound system flavour in order to give the listener an impression of how the music was originally heard and the culture it came from. Sound effects and Sound System MC's performing add something entirely authentic and unique within the world of compilations. The artists on the compilation: The Heptones, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Johnny Osbourne, Ritchie Spice represent the greatest talent to come from Jamaica and the songs chosen for the compilation represent their best work. Groundbreaking tracks like Bob Marley's "Soul Rebel", Dennis Brown's "Revolution" And Harry J's "Liquidator" pepper the tracklist, together with equally good but lesser known tracks from the reggae world. The Trojan MC's contributions add to mix and the whole is surely one of the best and truest representations of reggae ever made.
01. Melody Maker - Hudson, Keith
02. Liquidator - Harry J & The All Stars
03. Through The Fire I Come - Heptones
04. False Leaders - Davis, Ronnie
05. I Love Marijuana - Thompson, Linval
06. Peace And Love In The Ghetto - Clarke, Johnny (1)
07. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Rose, Michael
08. Land Of Love - Sons Of Light
09. Laser Beam - Carlos, Don
10. Revolution - Brown, Dennis
11. Soul Rebel - Marley, Bob & The Wailers
12. Marijuana - Spice, Richie
13. Everything Is Everything - Osbourne, Johnny
14. Now Wey Better Than Yard (Nowhere Better Than Yard) - Admiral Bailey
Neighbors also known as The Angono Boys, a local ska band from Angono, Rizal is celebrating it's 14th year anniversary this month. many things have changed since it's formation but the band is still staying true and planted to their roots, their hometown of Angono. They may have toned down a bit image wise, leaning on the more casual look and phase but the heart and passion is still the same. We will give you 2 tunes recorded by the band for a local cable tv station here in the Philippines. The recordings are used as the station I.D. for Jack T.V.
Basically, the tunes are adaptations of songs from a 3rd wave ska band from the U.S.
I forgot the name and the original titles of the songs though. This was also the very last recording the band made before disbanding in April of 2007.
(photos were taken on one of the regular ska nights with Put3ska at the old Club Dredd circa 1997)
The original Wailers was a ska, rocksteady and reggae group that was formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963. The group consisted of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Beverly Kelso, Junior Braithwaite and Cherry Smith. This album contains their ska, R&B and Gospel inspired outputs on the legendary label Studio 1 of Coxsone Dodd. Bob Marley is a big fan of the American group and of Curtis Mayfiled and once said that The Wailers were the Jamaican counterpart of The Impressions. The Skatalites were the house band of Studio 1 during the ska years. After The Skatalites disbanded, ex-Skatalite Roland Alphonso and the Soul Vendors were used in some recordings. They have backed up The Wailers on the songs "Simmer Down", "Amen", "Diamond Baby", "Playboy", "Hooligans", "Love and Affection" and the original version of "One Love". The Los Angles CA ska band Hepcat did a very good rendition of "Hooligans" on their "Out of Nowhere" cs released by Moon Records and have been re-issued by Hellcat Records of Tim Armstrong of the punk band Rancid. They were called variously The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers, and finally The Wailers.
"This Train," recorded in 1966, kicks off the album, but the rest of the set proceeds in chronological order, beginning with the group's debut 1963 single and first Jamaican hit, "Simmer Down," and ending with 1965's sweet-as-honey "Love and Affection." This is a far different group from that which began to emerge into international stardom in the reggae age.
01. This Train 02. Simmer Down 03. I am Going Home 04. Do You Remember 05. Mr. Talkative 06. Habits 07. Amen 08. Go Jimmy Go 09. Teenager In Love 10. I Need You 11. It Hurts To Be Alone 12. True Confessions 13. Lonesome Feeling 14. There She Goes 15. Diamond Baby 16. Playboy 17. Wheres The Girl For Me 18. Hooligan 19. One Love 20. Love And Affection
"Jonny Greenwood is The Controller" is a compilation album by Jonny Greenwood, lead guitarist of Radiohead. The album culls Greenwood's favorite reggae and dub songs from the vaults of Trojan Records, in honor of the label's 40th anniversary. Released on March of 2007, it coincides with Trojan's Artist Jukebox Series in Which DJ Spooky and Don Letts have already contributed. A long fan of reggae , Jonny was given access to the entire Trojan catalogue of which he chose 17 songs.I must say, this is one of the best Trojan compilation that I have listened to so far. Really Potent.
Dread Are the Controller - Linval Thompson
Let Me Down Easy - Derrick Harriot
I'm Still in Love (12" mix) - Marcia Aitken
Never Be Ungrateful (12" mix) - Gregory Isaacs
Bionic Rats - Lee "Scratch" Perry
Cool Rasta - The Heptones
"Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker" - Scieintist & Prince Jammy & The Roots Radics
Black Panta - Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters
Fever - Junior Byles
Beautiful and Dangerous - Desmond Dekker and The Aces
Dread Dub (It Dread Out Deh Version) - Lloyd's All Stars
Gypsy Man - Marcia Grifiths
A Ruffer Version - Johnny Clark & The Aggrovators
Right Road to Dubland (Right Road to Zion Dub) - The Jahlights
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