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Trojan Presents Original Reggae – 40 Original Tighten Up Hits 1968 to 1973

CD (Item 970950) Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s — Condition: Used
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Seminal sounds from a time when Trojan Records was really doing amazing work – finding tunes on the Jamaican side of the Atlantic, but also breaking them big in the UK too – forging a crucial musical bridge that would go onto impact scenes and styles for decades! This collection brings together 40 massive numbers from Trojan's key years of helping grow the sound of early reggae – not the bigger hits of the Island Records scene, or some of the major labels – but great indie tracks that are still some of our go-to cuts for the genre. Titles include "Do The Reggay" by The Maytals, "Herbsman" by King Stitt & Andy Capp, "Blood & Fire" by Niney, "A Little Love" by Jimmy London, "Shaft" by The Chosen Few, "Maga Dog" by Peter Tosh, "Westbound Train" by Dennis Brown, "Freedom Street" by Ken Boothe, "Sweet Sensation" by The Melodians, "Clint Eastwood" by The Upsetters, and "Fatty Fatty" by Clancy Eccles.  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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