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This Is Trojan: Rock Steady 2CD Album

Deluxe CD £6.99

Release Date: 27/04/2018

Discs: 2

Prior to the advent of reggae towards the latter half of 1968, rock steady dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape, having superseded ska just two years earlier.

Yet despite remaining island’s national sound for less the two years, the period during which it prevailed produced a stunning array of hugely influential recordings, many of which continue to inspire music makers over half a century after their creation.

‘This Is Trojan Rock Steady’ comprises 50 of the most popular rock steady recordings ever to see issue, with highlights including notable chart hits in ‘007’, ‘Return Of Django’, ‘It Miek’ and ‘Train To Skaville’, along with the original versions of the famously covered ’54 46 That’s My Number’, ‘Rudy A Message To You’, ‘Stop That Train’, ‘The Tide Is High’ and Let’s Do Rocksteady’.

Disc 1:

1. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
2. Return Of Django – The Upsetters
3. Rock Steady - Alton Ellis & The Flames
4. 54-46 That's My Number - The Maytals
5. Walk The Streets (aka You Might As Well Forget Him) - Derrick Harriott
6. Take 5 (The Russians Are Coming) - Val Bennett & The Caribbeats
7. I Will Get Along (Without You) - The Melodians
8. Hold Them - Roy Shirley
9. Engine 54 - The Ethiopians
10. Only A Smile - The Paragons
11. Intensified ‘68 - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
12. It's Hard To Confess - The Gaylads
13. The Things You Say You Love - The Jamaicans
14. Stop That Train - Keith & Tex
15. Once Upon A Time - Delroy Wilson & Stranger Cole
16. Don't Stay Away - Phyllis Dillon
17. A Long Story - Rudy Mills
18. Do It Right - The Three Tops
19. Long Shot - The Pioneers
20. The Whip – The Ethiopians
21. Queen Majesty - The Techniques
22. Let Me Go Girl – The Uniques
23. On The Beach - The Paragons
24. Fu Man Chu – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
25. Rudy, A Message To You – Dandy

Disc 2:

1. The Tide Is High - The Paragons
2. It Meik - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
3. Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians
4. You Have Caught Me - The Melodians
5. Bim Today, Bam Tomorrow - The Maytals
6. Down By The Train Line – Stranger &; Patsy
7. My Willow Tree - Alton Ellis
8. Over The Rainbow's End - The Gaylads
9. I Am The Upsetter - Lee ‘Scratch' Perry
10. You Don't Care (aka You'll Want Me Back) - The Techniques
11. The Loser - Derrick Harriott
12. Mother's Young Gal - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
13. Happy Go Lucky Girl - The Paragons
14. Ride Your Donkey - The Tennors
15. My Conversation - The Uniques
16. Girl I've Got A Date (1967 mix) - Alton Ellis & The Flames
17. Lady With The Starlight – Ken Boothe
18. Winey Winey – The Kingstonians
19. Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon
20. Just Like A River - Stranger & Gladdy
21. Penny For Your Song - The Federals
22. You Don't Need Me - The Melodians
23. Unity - Desmond Dekker &The Aces
24. Ba Ba Boom (Festival Song 1967) - The Jamaicans
25. Let's Do Rock Steady - Dandy