Release Date: 21/06/2017
In honour of the 50th year anniversary of the UK's first Trojan label, Music On Vinyl, in association with Trojan Records is to proud to make available once more the album that got the ball rolling back in the summer of 1967.
The first of a series of classic albums from the legendary catalogue that will see issue throughout the year, the erroneously titled 'Duke Reid Rock's Steady' was originally released by Island Records to promote their new Trojan label, an imprint launched to specifically showcase the productions of legendary Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur 'Duke' Reid.
Simultaneously issued in Jamaica as ‘Rock Steady Beat’, the LP highlights the best of Reid’s output from the preceding months and proved so popular that in '67 pressings quickly sold out on both sides of the Atlantic.
Now, 50 years on, lovers of the coolest sound to emanate from Jamaica's golden shores can finally own a copy of this seminal collection without needing to spend a duke's ransom for the pleasure!
1. Alton Ellis - Rock Steady
2. The Techniques - You Don't Care
3. Three Tops - It's Raining
4. The Jamaicans - Things You Say You Love
5. The Techniques - Oh Babe
6. Tommy McCook - Inez
1. The Techniques - Out Of Many, One
2. Justin Hinds - Carry Go Bring Come
3. Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
4. The Techniques - Day O
5. Alton Ellis Girl - I Have Got A Date
6. Tommy McCook - Train To Ska-Thedral