The Heavy Heavy Monster Sound: The Story of Trojan Records

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A British reissue label that specializes in ska, rocksteady, and reggae releases by Jamaican producers like Leslie Kong and Duke Reid, Trojan Records has a deep Jamaican catalog from the late '60s and early '70s, and it's a time capsule the imprint dips into for various compilations on a regular basis. This two-disc, 40-track collection combines 20 of the label's biggest U.K. successes on disc one with 20 seldom-heard rarities on disc two. It's fun stuff, from classics like Jimmy Cliff's "Wonderful World Beautiful People," the Maytals' "Monkey Man," and Desmond Dekker's "You Can Get It If You Really Want" to obscure gems like Ansel Collins' "High Voltage AKA Monkey," a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A British reissue label that specializes in ska, rocksteady, and reggae releases by Jamaican producers like Leslie Kong and Duke Reid, Trojan Records has a deep Jamaican catalog from the late '60s and early '70s, and it's a time capsule the imprint dips into for various compilations on a regular basis. This two-disc, 40-track collection combines 20 of the label's biggest U.K. successes on disc one with 20 seldom-heard rarities on disc two. It's fun stuff, from classics like Jimmy Cliff's "Wonderful World Beautiful People," the Maytals' "Monkey Man," and Desmond Dekker's "You Can Get It If You Really Want" to obscure gems like Ansel Collins' "High Voltage AKA Monkey," a wonderful piece of demented soul-jazz-reggae, and the Justin Robertson dub-funk mix of the Pioneers' "I Need Your Sweet Inspiration.""
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2010
  • Label: Sanctuary Uk
  • UPC: 602527411736
  • Catalog Number: 2741173

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Red Red Wine - Tony Tribe (2:56)
  2. 2 Longshot Kick De Bucket - The Pioneers (2:49)
  3. 3 Liquidator - Harry J All-Stars (3:07)
  4. 4 Wonderful World Beautiful People - Jimmy Cliff (3:13)
  5. 5 Return of Django (2:32)
  6. 6 Sweet Sensation - The Melodians (3:53)
  7. 7 Monkey Man - The Maytals (3:46)
  8. 8 Young, Gifted & Black - Bob & Marcia (3:08)
  9. 9 You Can Get It If You Really Want - Desmond Dekker (2:38)
  10. 10 Black Pearl - Horace Faith (2:38)
  11. 11 Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins (2:46)
  12. 12 Rain - Bruce Ruffin (2:25)
  13. 13 Pied Piper - Bob & Marcia (2:48)
  14. 14 Black and White - Greyhound (2:57)
  15. 15 Monkey Spanner - Dave & Ansel Collins (2:31)
  16. 16 Let Your Yeah Be Yeah - The Pioneers (3:10)
  17. 17 Suzanne Beware of the Devil - Dandy Livingstone (2:37)
  18. 18 Big Seven - Judge Dread (3:23)
  19. 19 Help Me Make It Through The Night - John Holt (3:06)
  20. 20 Everything I Own - Ken Boothe (3:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Let Them Talk - Ranny Williams (2:38)
  2. 2 '69 - Wallace Wilson (2:10)
  3. 3 Drumbago Dead - Sam Sham (1:48)
  4. 4 Jaga Jaga War - The Wanderers (2:10)
  5. 5 High Voltage (AKA Monkey) - Ansel Collins (2:58)
  6. 6 Get Together - Carl Dawkins (2:18)
  7. 7 Going Back Home - The Chosen Few (3:04)
  8. 8 Bond In Bliss - Dragonaires (2:28)
  9. 9 Down We Go - The Aces (2:06)
  10. 10 Music Alone Version Three - Keith Cole (2:34)
  11. 11 Lord Pity Us All - Martin Riley (3:09)
  12. 12 All The King's Horses (And All The King's Men) - Marvels (2:34)
  13. 13 Lord A Massie Massie - Danny D (2:18)
  14. 14 Kiss Me Neck (2:59)
  15. 15 Skank Indigo - Joe White & The Harry J. Allstars (4:07)
  16. 16 My Twenty Eight - Thunderball (3:34)
  17. 17 Let It Go On (For Ever) - John Holt (2:50)
  18. 18 Mr. Reagan, President of the United States - Ranking Trevor (3:35)
  19. 19 Shub In - George Dekker (3:42)
  20. 20 I Need Your Sweet Inspiration - The Pioneers (4:47)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Jimmy Cliff Producer
John Holt Producer
Byron Lee Producer
Rupie Edwards Producer
D.C. Anderson Arranger, Producer
Mike Berry Producer
Dave Bloxham Producer
Lloyd Charmers Producer
Leslie Kong Producer
Spooner Oldham Composer
Winston Riley Producer
Laurence Cane-Honeysett Creative Coordinator
Derrick Harriott Producer
Kristoffersson Composer
Harry Johnson Producer
Tony Ashfield Producer
Sydney Crooks Producer
Robert Thompson Producer
Johnny Arthey Producer
Traditional Composer
Herman Chin-Loy Producer
Reilly Composer
Nehemiah Reid Producer
Barry Howard Producer
Regent Composer
Trevor Grant Producer
George Regent Producer
Dawkins Composer
Bart San Filipo Producer
Jerry McCarthy Producer
Lee Perry Producer
Phil Swern Producer
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