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Desmond Dekker

Essential Artist Collection - Desmond Dekker

    The original King of Reggae, Desmond Dekker introduced the sound of Jamaica to the world at large through a series of international hits, with his music gracing the UK pop charts on no less than 7 occasions between 1967 and 1975.

    This incredible run of hits included, ‘007’, ‘It Mek’, ‘Pickney Gal’, ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’, ‘Sing A Little Song’ and the first Jamaican-produced recording to top the British 7” singles listings, ‘Israelites’.

    All of these essential recordings feature on the ‘The ‘Essential Artist Collection’, which also includes the very best of his remaining work, with almost every track a major Jamaican best-seller.

    Available as both a double vinyl LP and a 50-track 2CD set, the collection is the latest in Trojan Records’ new stylishly designed series showcasing the most popular and influential recordings of some of Jamaican music’s most celebrated performers.

    And, as expertly demonstrated by this superb compilation, few reggae artists were more influential and celebrated than the legendary Desmond Dekker.


    TRACK LISTING

    Vinyl Tracklisting:
    SIDE 1
    1. Israelites (with The Aces)
    2. It Mek (with The Aces)
    3. Fu Man Chu (with The Aces)
    4. (Where Did It Go) The Song We Used To
    5. Beautiful And Dangerous (with The Aces)
    6. King Of Ska (with The Cherry Pies)
    7. Intensified ’68 (with The Aces)
    SIDE 2
    1. You Can Get It If You Really Want
    2. Unity (with The Aces)
    3. Live And Learn
    4. Rudy Got Soul (with The Aces)
    5. Get Up Adina (with The Four Aces)
    6. Generosity
    7. Pretty Africa (with The Aces)
    SIDE 3
    1. 007 (with The Aces)
    2. The First For A Long Time
    3. Rude Boy Train (with The Aces)
    4. Honour Your Mother And Father
    5. It Pays (with The Aces)
    6. Problem (with The Aces)
    7. Wise Man (with The Aces)
    SIDE 4
    1. Sing A Little Song
    2. Mother Pepper (with The Aces)
    3. Mount Zion (with The Four Aces)
    4. Licking Stick (with The Aces)
    5. Young Generation (with The Aces)
    6. Pickney Gal (with The Aces)
    7. Jamaica Ska (with The Specials)

    CD Tracklisting:
    CD 1:
    1. Israelites (with The Aces)
    2. It Mek (with The Aces)
    3. Fu Man Chu (with The Aces)
    4. (Where Did It Go) The Song We Used To
    5. Beautiful And Dangerous (with The Aces)
    6. King Of Ska (with The Cherry Pies)
    7. Intensified ’68 (with The Aces)
    8. Sabotage (with The Aces)
    9. Sugar Dumpling (with The Aces)
    10. Don’t Blame Me (with The Aces)
    11. Perseverance
    12. It’s A Shame (with The Aces)
    13. Jeserine (with The Cherry Pies)
    14. Bongo Gal (with The Aces)
    15. Pick Up The Phone
    16. Mother’s Young Gal (with The Aces)
    17. This Woman (with The Four Aces)
    18. Shing A Ling (with The Aces)
    19. You Can Get It If You Really Want
    20. Unity (with The Aces)
    21. Live And Learn
    22. Rudy Got Soul (with The Aces)
    23. Get Up Adina (with The Four Aces)
    24. Generosity
    25. Pretty Africa (with The Aces)
    CD 2:
    1. 007 (with The Aces)
    2. The First For A Long Time
    3. Rude Boy Train (with The Aces)
    4. Honour Your Mother And Father
    5. It Pays (with The Aces)
    6. Problems (with The Aces)
    7. Wise Man (with The Aces)
    8. Mother Nature
    9. It Gotta Be So
    10. Beware
    11. Coconut Water (with The Aces)
    12. Soldering (with The Four Aces)
    13. Busted Lad
    14. Sweet Music (with The Aces)
    15. Labour For Learning
    16. No Place Like Home
    17. Writing On The Wall (with The Aces)
    18. Parents
    19. Sing A Little Song
    20. Mother Pepper (with The Aces)
    21. Mount Zion (with The Four Aces)
    22. Licking Stick (with The Aces)
    23. Young Generation (with The Aces)
    24. Pickney Gal (with The Aces)
    25. Jamaica Ska (with The Specials)

    The Skatalites

    Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites

      During the early 1960’s, the sound of ska exploded upon Jamaica’s musical landscape, with the driving dynamic sound championed by arguably the greatest ensemble of musicians ever to have performed and recorded on the island.

      Fronted by legendary saxophonist Tommy McCook, the Skatalites also comprised a veritable who’s who of Kingston-based performers, their number including trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxman Roland Alphonso, drumming supremo Lloyd Knibb and keyboard prodigy Jackie Mittoo.

      Following their creation in the summer of ’64, this powerhouse instrumental combo dominated the island’s music industry for 18 glorious months, the very best of their work produced by famed Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid.

      The best of their output for the celebrated producer is showcased on the ‘Essential Artist Collection’, which sees issue on both as a 2LP vinyl set and a double CD collection, both of which provide the best introduction yet to the music of the incredible, multi-talented and hugely influential Skatalites.

      TRACK LISTING

      LP1 SIDE 1
      (Music Is) My Occupation (Ring Of Fire) - Don Drummond, Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
      Alley Cat Ska – Tommy McCook & The Baba Brooks Band
      Cool Smoke – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Garden Of Love – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Twelve Minutes To Go – Tommy McCook
      Girls Town Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
      Vitamin A – The Baba Brooks Band
      LP1 SIDE 2
      Latin Goes Ska – Lester Sterling & The Skatalites
      Alipang – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Lucky Seven – Don Drummond & The Tommy McCook Band
      Musical Store Room – Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso
      Musical Communion – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
      Sandy Gully – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
      Doctor Dekker – Don Drummond & The Baba Brooks Band

      LP2 SIDE 1
      Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band
      Corner Stone – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
      Knockout Punch (aka Cotton Tree) – Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
      Don De Lion – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Rocket Ship – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
      Feeling Fine – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
      Mesopotamia – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      LP2 SIDE 2
      Eastern Standard Time – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle) – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Silver Dollar – Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso
      Street Corner – The Skatalites
      University Goes Ska – Don Drummond
      Good News – The Skatalites
      J.F.K’S Memory – Don Drummond & Tommy McCook

      CD 1
      Music Is) My Occupation (Ring Of Fire) Don Drummond, Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
      Alley Cat Ska – Tommy McCook & The Baba Brooks Band
      Cool Smoke – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Garden Of Love - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Twelve Minutes To Go – Tommy McCook
      Girls Town Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
      Stampede – Don Drummond, Baba Brooks & The Skatalites
      Vitamin A – The Baba Brooks Band
      Teenage Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
      Melody Jamboree – Don Drummond & Baba Brooks
      Boat Ride – Baba Brooks & The Skatalites
      Around The World – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Watermelon Man – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
      River Bank, Pt.1 (Bank To Bank) – Baba Brooks & His Band
      Guns Fever – Baba Brooks & His Band
      Ska Virginia (Virginia Ska) – The Baba Brooks Band
      Duck Soup – Cuttings With Baba Brooks & His Band
      Donkey City, Pt.1 – The Baba Brooks Band
      Latin Goes Ska – Lester Sterling & The Skatalites
      Alipang – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Lucky Seven – Don Drummond & The Tommy McCook Band
      Musical Store Room – Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso
      Musical Communion – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
      Sandy Gully – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
      Doctor Dekker – Don Drummond & The Baba Brooks Band

      CD 2
      Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band
      Corner Stone (A Trip To Mars) – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
      Knockout Punch (Cotton Tree) – Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
      Don De Lion – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Rocket Ship – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
      Feeling Fine – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
      Mesopotamia – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Donkey City, Pt.2 – The Baba Brooks Band
      Independence Ska (El Pussycat) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
      The Rude Boy – Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid’s Group
      Jelly Bean – The Baba Brooks Band
      Skalarama (The Magnificent Seven Theme) – Lyn Taitt & The Comets
      River Bank, Pt.2 – Baba Brooks & His Band
      Country Town – Baba Brooks
      One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks & His Band
      Twilight Zone (Instrumental) – The Baba Brooks Band
      Catch A Fire – Baba Brooks & His Band
      Spider – Don Drummond
      Eastern Standard Time – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle) – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
      Silver Dollar – Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
      Street Corner – The Skatalites
      University Goes Ska – Don Drummond
      J.F.K.’s Memory – Don Drummond & Tommy McCook
      Good News – The Skatalites

      The Maytals

      Essential Artist Collection - The Maytals

        Led by the dynamic Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, the Maytals are rightly regarded as one of the greatest singing trios in the history of Jamaican music. During an incredible recording career that spanned six decades, the group scored hit after hit on the island’s music charts, with their inimitable, unique blend of fervent gospel and downhome country seemingly impervious to changes in styles and fashion.

        The best of their work, however, is widely regarded to be their rock steady and early reggae recordings for Leslie Kong’s revered Beverley’s Records during the late Sixties and early Seventies; a period that spawned groundbreaking work such as ’54 46’, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Do the Reggay’, to name but a few.

        The Essential Artist Collection brings together the very best of their output from this period, including the above tracks, along with numerous other classics, such as ‘Sweet And Dandy’, ‘Pressure Drop’ and ‘Night And Day’.

        Available as a 28 track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, both collections superbly demonstrate just why the unforgettable music of the Maytals will continued to be loved and revered for many years to come.

        TRACK LISTING

        LP1 SIDE 1
        54-46 Was My Number
        Night And Day
        One Eye Enos
        Bim Today – Bam Tomorrow
        She’s My Scorcher
        Peeping Tom (2nd Version)
        Struggle
        LP1 SIDE 2
        Monkey Man
        Never You Change
        Don’t Trouble Trouble
        School Days
        Johnny Cool Man
        Reborn
        Pressure Drop

        LP2 SIDE 1
        Sweet And Dandy
        Walk With Love
        Water Melon
        African Doctor (aka Doctor Lester)
        It Must Be True Love
        Scare Him
        We Shall Overcome
        LP2 SIDE 2
        Do The Reggay
        It’s You (Reggae Version)
        Just Tell Me
        Alidina
        Monkey Girl
        Oh Yea
        Pressure Drop

        Track List CD:
        CD 1
        54-46 Was My Number
        Night And Day
        One Eye Enos
        Bim Today - Bam Tomorrow
        She’s My Scorcher
        Peeping Tom
        Struggle
        Bla Bla Bla
        Hold On
        Feel So Good
        Gold And Silver
        Pee Pee Cluck Cluck
        Gonna Need Somebody
        Give Peace A Chance
        Got To Feel It
        Do The Boogaloo
        Funky Funky
        Loving Spirit
        Monkey Man
        Never You Change
        Don't Trouble Trouble
        Schooldays
        Johnny Cool Man
        Reborn
        Pressure Drop

        CD 2
        Sweet And Dandy
        Walk With Love
        Water Melon
        African Doctor (AKA Doctor Lester)
        It Must Be True Love
        Scare Him
        We Shall Overcome
        Sun, Moon And Star
        I Feel Alright
        Revival Reggae
        Know Me Good
        I Alone (Toots Solo)
        Koo Koo
        Desmond Dekker Came First
        A Time To Love
        Israel
        Nine O’Clock
        Monkey Man (alternate Version)
        Do The Reggay
        It's You (Reggae Version)
        Just Tell Me
        Alidina
        Monkey Girl
        Oh Yea
        54-46 That's My Number

        Lee 'Scratch' Perry

        King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-ive)

          Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.

          To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long..



          STAFF COMMENTS

          Matt says: Where to begin? If you need educating on one of the most important, revolutionary and innovative artists ever to have walked the Earth, then this is a great place to start. Credited as the forefather of dub - Perry's influence stretches far wider than Jamaica with much of dance music's techniques and technologies emerging and evolving from this maverick sound sorcerer.

          TRACK LISTING

          Box Set Track List
          LP1, Side 1
          1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
          3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
          4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
          5. Place Called Africa Aka A Place Called Africa - Junior Byles
          6. All Africans Aka Don’t Cross The Nation (7” Mix) – Little Roy
          7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
          LP1, Side 2
          1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
          2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
          3. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
          4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
          5. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
          6. Bushweed Corntrash –Bunny & Ricky
          LP2, Side 1
          1. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
          2. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
          3. Sufferers Time – The Heptones
          4. Sufferers Heights – Junior Dread
          5. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          6. Sipple Out Deh Aka War In A Babylon (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
          LP2, Side 2
          1. One Step Forward (12" Mix) – Max Romeo & Prince Jazzbo
          2. Rise And Shine —Watty & Tony
          3. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion
          LP3, Side 1
          1. Ethiopia Land – Peter & Paul Lewis
          2. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience
          3. City Too Hot (7” Mix)- Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          4. Vibrate Onn (12” Mix) – Augustus Pablo
          LP3, Side 2. Side 2
          1. Rainy Night In Portland (12" Mx) - Watty Burnett
          2. Garden Of Life – Leroy Sibbles
          3. Sons Of Slaves (12” Mix) – Junior Delgado
          LP4, Side 1
          1. Roots Train (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin
          2. History (7” Mix) - Carlton Jackson
          3. Neckodememus Aka Nicodemus (7” Mix) – The Congos
          4. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          LP4, Side 2
          1. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          2. I Am A Madman (LP Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          3. Exodus (12” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          4. Jamaican E.T. (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          CD1. THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1973
          1. None Such Busted Me Bet (aka Sufferation – The Mellotones
          2. A Place In The Sun – David Isaacs
          3. Stanger On The Shore— Val Bennett & The Upsetters
          4. Dollar In The Teeth - The Upsetters
          5. Check Him Out – The Bleechers
          6. Live Injection – The Upsetters
          7. Prisoner Of Love – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
          8. Clint Eastwood (7” Mix) – The Upsetters
          9. Babyloose Burning Aka Babylon’s Burning – Maxie, Niney & Scratch
          10. Give Me Power – The Stingers
          11. This World - Milton Henry As King Medious
          12. Lick The Pipe Peter Part 4 - Jah T
          13. French Connection - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
          14. Da Da - Junior Byles
          15. Rasta Bandwagon - Max Romeo
          16. Blackman Time - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          17. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
          18. Cow Thief Skank – Charlie Ace & Lee Perry
          19. Black IPA Aka Green Island - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
          20. Dub Organizer – Dillinger & The Upsetters
          21. News Flash - Leo Graham
          22. Better Days – Carlton & The Shoes
          23. Sick And Tired – Neville Grant
          24. Rasta No Pickpocket
          25. Black Candle - Leo Graham
          CD2. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 1 (1974 - 1976)
          1. Doctor Demand – Leo Graham & Prince Jazzbo
          2. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          3. Herb Vendor – Leroy ’Horsemouth’ Wallace
          4. Lady Lady – Cynty & The Monkees
          5. Enter The Dragon (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
          6. Public Jestering – Judge Winchester
          7. Cane River Rock – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
          8. Do It Baby (aka Nice And Easy) (7” Mix) – Susan Cadogan
          9. The Long Way (7” Mix) – Junior Byles
          10. Many Are Called Aka Yagga Yagga – The Unforgettables
          11. Be Thankful (For What You’ve Got) – Bunny Scott
          12. I Man Free – Watty Burnett
          13. I Man Stand Still - Jimmy Riley
          14. To Love Somebody – Bunny Scott
          15. Sons Of Negus - Jimmy Riley
          16. Down Here In Babylon – Brent Dowe
          17. Big May – Bunny Scott
          18. Babylon Deh Pon Fire –Truth, Fact & Correct
          19. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
          20. Back Wey – Fay Bennett
          21. Fever / Influenza Version– Susan Cadogan & The Upsetters
          22. White Belly Rat – Lee Perry
          23. Fire Fe The Vatican – Max Romeo
          24. Stop The War In A Babylon –James Boom
          CD3. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 2 (1976 - 1977)
          1. I Shall Be Released – The Heptones & Jah Lion
          2. A Wah Dat – Junior Dread
          3. Take Warning - Ralph Haughton & Ebony Sisters
          4. Four And Twenty Dreadlocks (7” Mix) - Evan Jones
          5. Groovy Situation () – Keith Rowe
          6. I Forgot To Be Your Lover (7” Mix) – George Faith
          7. Voodooism – Leo Graham
          8. At The Feast (Of The Passover) —The Congos
          9. Wolf Out Deh – Shaumark & Robinson
          10. Reggae Music - Hugo Blackwood & Alimantado
          11. Open The Gate (7” Mix) – Watty Burnett
          12. Vampire (7” Mix) – Devon Irons & Alimantado
          13. Rasta Train - Raphael Green & Alimantado

          CD4. BLACK ARK & BEYOND (1977 - 2002)

          1. Bad Weed (12” Mix) - Junior Murvin

          2. Bionic Rats (12” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

          3. Know Love (12” Mix) - Twin Roots

          4. Forward With The Orthodox - Mistic I

          5. Big Neck Police - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

          6. Green Bay Inquest - Lord Sassafrass & Debra Keese

          7. Free Up The Prisoners (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

          8. Home Guard - Michael Campbell (aka Mikey Dread)

          9. Cross Over (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin +

          10. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

          11. Introducing Myself - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

          12. For Whom The Bell Tolls (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

          13. I’ll Take You There (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

          2CD Track List
          CD 1: THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1976
          1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
          3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
          4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
          5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
          6. All Africans (7” Mix) – Little Roy +
          7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
          8. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
          9. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
          10. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
          11. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
          12. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
          13. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
          14. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
          15. Sipple Out Deh (Ja. Mix) – Max Romeo
          16. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Ja. Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          CD 2: THE EARLY YEARS, 1976 & BEYOND
          1. One Step Forward (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
          2. Ital Corner - Prince Jazzbo
          3. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
          4. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience *
          5. Vibrate Onn – Augustus Pablo
          6. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
          7. Fire Fe The Vatican (7” Mix) – Max Romeo
          8. Roots Train (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin +
          9. Open The Gate – Watty Burnett +
          10. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          11. Neckodememus (7” Mix) – The Congos
          12. Sons Of Slaves (7” Mix) – Junior Delgado +
          13. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *
          14. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          15. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          16. I Am A Madman – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          17. Exodus (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +
          18. Jamaican E.T. (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +

          2LP Tracklist
          LP 1
          Side 1:
          1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
          3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
          4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
          5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
          6. All Africans (7” Mix) – Little Roy +
          7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
          Side 2:
          1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
          2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
          3. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
          4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
          5. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
          6. Stay Dread – Lee “Scratch” Perry
          7. Sipple Out Deh – Max Romeo
          LP2
          Side 1:
          1. One Step Forward (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
          2. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
          3. Sons Of Slaves – Junior Delgado
          Side 2:
          1. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience *
          2. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
          3. I Am Madman – Lee “Scratch” Perry
          4. Exodus - Lee “Scratch” Perry
          5. Jamaican ET - Lee “Scratch” Perry

          * Previously Unreleased
          + Previously Unreleased Digitally

          Dennis Bovell

          The Dubmaster: The Essential Anthology

            Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK's music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked.

            The DuBMASTER - The Essential Anthology' sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis's output as both a performer and producer.

            Charting his career from the Seventies up to the present day, this handsomely packaged double vinyl gatefolded album presents 24 of his most celebrated reggae works - including Janet Kay's seminal lovers rock classic, "Silly Games" - as well as rarities and previously unissued treasures from the vaults.

            Compiled by the artist himself, the collection is further enhanced by Dennis's fascinating account of his life in the music business over the past half century, with his words enriched by rare photos.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Matt says: Much needed anthology of this oft-overlooked, multi-talented national treasure. Quietly responsible for so much magic across UK reggae, lover’s rock, street soul, post-punk and even pop. Focussing on his reggae-based work with vocalists from Janet Kay to Delroy Wilson; it also contains photos and hand-written tales from this fascinatingly enigmatic character.

            TRACK LISTING

            Vinyl:
            LP 1.
            Side One
            1. Raindrops - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            2. Za-Ion – Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
            3. Blood Ah Go Run – Dennis Bovell As Dennis Matumbi
            4. Choose Me – Dennis Bovell As African Stone
            5. Row, Row, Row – Dennis Bovell & The 4th St Orchestra
            6. Brain Damage - Dennis Bovell
            Side Two
            1. Chief Inspector - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            2. Dub Master - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            3. Silly Dub - Dennis Bovell
            4. Oh Mama Oh Papa - Dennis Bovell
            5. Pickin’ Up The Pieces - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            6. Caught You In A Lie - Dennis Bovell

            LP 2
            Side One
            1. Silly Games - Janet Kay
            2. A Little Way Different - Errol Dunkley
            3. Differentah – Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn
            4. Get Up Stand Up - I Roy
            5. Our Tune – Marie Pierre
            6. Tom Hark - Captain Morgan & His Merry Men
            Side Two
            1. African Queen - Errol Campbell
            2. Africa Is Our Land - Joshua Moses
            3. Take Five - The Young Lions
            4. Hooked On You - Delroy Wilson
            5. Guide Us, Jah - Johnny Clarke
            6. Can't Go Through (With Life) (Dancehall Version) - Marie Pierre

            CD1 (The Master):
            1. Run Rasta Run - Dennis Bovell As African Stone*
            2. Za-Ion - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
            3. Half Way To Za-Ion (Za-lon Dub) - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
            4. Come With Me - Dennis Bovell As Dennis Curtis*
            5. Run Dem Out - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
            6. Raindrops - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            7. Eye Water (Raindrops Dub) - Dennis Bovell
            8. Blood Ah Go Run / Blood Dem (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell As Dennis Matumbi*
            9. The Grunwick Affair - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
            10. Choose Me (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell As African Stone*
            11. Row, Row, Row Aka Rowing Down The River (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
            12. Brain Damage - Dennis Bovell
            13. Chief Inspector - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            14. Dub Master - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            15. Pow Wow - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            16. Silly Dub - Dennis Bovell*
            17. Oh Mama Oh Papa - Dennis Bovell
            18. Pickin' Up The Pieces - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
            19. Caught You In A Lie - Dennis Bovell*
            20. After Tonight (acoustic Version) - Dennis Bovell

            CD2 (The Artists):
            1. Silly Games - Janet Kay
            2. A Little Way Different / Differentah (12" Mix) - Errol Dunkley Featuring Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn*
            3. Jah Man - Errol Campbell*
            4. Jah Man Dub - Errol Campbell*
            5. Cry – Angelique*
            6. Heights - Good Breed*
            7. Get Up Stand Up - I Roy*
            8. Our Tune - Marie Pierre*
            9. Tom Hark (7" Mix) - Captain Morgan & His Merry Men
            10. Positive Vibrations - Pebbles
            11. African Queen - Errol Campbell*
            12. Africa (Is Our Land) - Joshua Moses*
            13. Take Five - The Young Lions*
            14. Portrait Of You - Gladwin Wright*
            15. Hooked On You - Delroy Wilson*
            16. Guide Us, Jah (12" Mix) - Johnny Clarke*
            17. Nasty - Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn*
            18. Can't Go Through (With Life) (dancehall Version) - Marie Pierre*

            Lee 'Scratch' Perry And Friends

            People Funny Boy: The Early Upsetter Singles

              In the late spring of 1968, after years spent making his mark within the Jamaican music industry as an artist and jobbing producer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry unveiled his own Upsetter Records label.

              Over the months that immediately followed, his exceptional talent was repeatedly reinforced with the release a series of popular 7” singles, the most successful was his ground-breaking hit, ‘People Funny Boy’.

              By the summer of ’68, the recently launched Trojan Records had acquired exclusive rights to Perry’s productions, issuing the best of his work on the company’s flagship label, prior to creating a British version of his Upsetter imprint, early the following year.

              This deluxe 7” box set collection gathers faithful reproductions of the first ten 45s that showcased his work in the UK, each pressed on high quality vinyl and presented in specially created card sleeves.

              Also featured within this stylishly designed collection is a fold-out poster-sized insert, featuring a detailed essay on Perry by the producer’s official biographer, David Katz.


              TRACK LISTING

              SINGLE 1:
              Spanish Harlem - Val Bennett
              Tighten Up – The Inspirations

              SINGLE 2:
              Uncle Charley - Mellotones
              What A Botheration - Mellotones

              SINGLE 3:
              None Such (Busted Me Bet) - The Mellotones
              Popeye Stranger On The Shore - Val Bennett

              SINGLE 4:
              Place In The Sun - David Isaacs
              Handy-Cap - Upsetter All Stars

              SINGLE 5:
              Sentence - Danny And Lee
              You Crummy - Lee Perry

              SINGLE 6:
              Honey Love - Bert Walters
              Evol Yenoh - Bert Walters

              SINGLE 7:
              Baby Baby - Val Bennett
              Barbara - Val Bennett

              SINGLE 8:
              Uncle Desmond – Lee Perry
              Bronco – Lee Perry

              SINGLE 9:
              People Funny Boy - Lee (King) Perry
              Blowing In The Wind - Burt Walters

              SINGLE 10:
              What A Botheration - Lee Perry
              Stand By Me – Upsetters

              Various Artists

              This Is Trojan Roots

                Primarily focusing upon afro-Caribbean themes, notably the Rastafarian faith and the plight of Jamaica’s underprivileged, roots reggae dominated Jamaica’s national landscape throughout the mid-to-late 1970s, making major stars of such talents as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Johnny Clarke.

                The latest release in the newly launched ‘This Is Trojan’ series, this collection showcases 40 of the most popular and significant Jamaican hits of the roots era, performed by many of the biggest names in reggae music. 


                Various Artists

                Original Lovers Rock Classics

                  In the mid-1970s, many UK-based reggae fans found musical fulfillment in the first home-produced style to be successfully exported to Jamaica: Lovers Rock. This romantic style continued to dominate the UK scene well into the eighties and beyond, with both British and Jamaican acts enjoying considerable success on the reggae and mainstream pop charts. Featured here are 10 of the best-loved Lovers Rock tracks ever released, performed by some of its greatest exponents, with many of these recordings appearing on vinyl for the first time since their original release.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  John Holt - You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine
                  Janet Jay - Lovin' You
                  The J Sisters - I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
                  Elizabeth Archer & THe Equators - Feel Like Makin' Love
                  Sonya Spence - Where Is The Love
                  Marcia Aitken - I'm Still In Love With You
                  Candy McKenzie - Tell Me A Lie
                  Ruddy Thomas & Trinity - Loving Pauper
                  Louisa Mark - Keep It Like It Is
                  Marie Pierre - Walk Away

                  King Tubby And The Aggrovators

                  Foundation Of Dub

                    The late great King Tubby with 28 tracks produced by Bunny Lee from the golden age of dub reggae. Trojan Records usual high standard of sleevenotes and sparkling remastered sound mixed by the Dub Master. Essential classic dub.


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