Release Date: 28/04/2017
The past few years has seen a significant surge in demand for ‘skinhead’ or ‘boss’ reggae from the late sixties and early seventies.
Last year, in response to this demand, Trojan released an expanded CD version of the classic ‘Monkey Business’ LP, which originally saw issue as a vinyl LP in 1980, at the height of the 2Tone era.
And it is that seminal collection that provides the basis for this set, comprising 20 of the most popular dancefloor fillers from the boss reggae era, performed and produced by some of Jamaica’s greatest talents, spread across ten 7” vinyl singles – the format for which they were originally intended.
All of the records come housed in a ‘Hot Shot’ card sleeve that replicates those manufactured by Trojan during the original era, while the set also includes a attractive card insert, featuring eye-catching imagery and fascinating commentaries on each of the singles.This instant collector’s item will be comprehensively promoted on Trojan’s website, facebook page, twitter, YouTube platforms as well as via the Trojan monthly mailing list, with reviews actively solicited from every appropriate periodical and site.
Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
007 – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Return Of Django – The Upsetters
Tighten Up – The Inspirations
Wet Dream – Max Romeo
Bangarang – Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling
John Jones – Rudy Mills
Sufferer – The Kingstonians
Hang ‘Em High – Richard Ace
No More Heartaches – The Beltones
Mama Look Deh – The Reggay Boys
Them A Laugh And A Ki Ki – The Soul Mates
Monkey Man – The Maytals
Long Shot Kick De Bucket – The Pioneers
Young, Gifted And Black – Bob & Marcia
Liquidator – The Harry J All Stars
54-46 Was My Number – The Maytals
Pressure Drop - The Maytals
Double Barrel – Dave & Ansel Collins
Monkey Spanner – Dave & Ansel Collins