The Trojan Box Set: Revive

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Revive, another of Trojan's fine three-disc box sets, collects vintage Jamaican releases recorded in 1968 and 1969, many of them highly sought after and rare 7" singles done in that narrow window when rocksteady was just beginning to transform into true reggae. Among the highlights are the scampering instrumental "Revival" by Leslie Butler & the Graytones, the lovely and innocent-sounding "News Carrier" by the Hamlins, the nyahbinghi-based "Blacker Black" by the great Count Ossie, the very odd but still fascinating "Banana Water" by the Mellotones, the brilliantly choppy "Liquidator" by Tommy McCook & the Supersonics, and Winston Shand & the Sheiks edgy but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Revive, another of Trojan's fine three-disc box sets, collects vintage Jamaican releases recorded in 1968 and 1969, many of them highly sought after and rare 7" singles done in that narrow window when rocksteady was just beginning to transform into true reggae. Among the highlights are the scampering instrumental "Revival" by Leslie Butler & the Graytones, the lovely and innocent-sounding "News Carrier" by the Hamlins, the nyahbinghi-based "Blacker Black" by the great Count Ossie, the very odd but still fascinating "Banana Water" by the Mellotones, the brilliantly choppy "Liquidator" by Tommy McCook & the Supersonics, and Winston Shand & the Sheiks edgy but soothing "Life Is But a Dream." This isn't necessarily a set for novice listeners, but veteran fans of Jamaican pop music will treasure the rarities to be found here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768033627
  • Catalog Number: 80336

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going Back Home - Al & The Vibrators (2:46)
  2. 2 Over Again - Stranger & Gladdy (2:55)
  3. 3 Why Am I Treated So Bad - Lynn Taitt & The Jets (3:14)
  4. 4 Girl You're Cold - Lloyd & Glen (2:02)
  5. 5 Swing, Baby, Swing - Soul Tops (2:29)
  6. 6 My Guiding Light - Joe White (3:14)
  7. 7 Revival - Leslie Butler & The Gaytones (2:38)
  8. 8 News Carrier - Hamlins (2:12)
  9. 9 Blacker Black (aka Africa) - Count Ossie & His Band (3:10)
  10. 10 On the Town - Bunny & Ruddy (2:26)
  11. 11 So Long, Farewell - Freddie McKay (2:16)
  12. 12 Easy Snappin' - Theophilus Beckford (2:42)
  13. 13 Massie Massa - The Tennors (2:13)
  14. 14 Money Girl - Larry Marshall (2:54)
  15. 15 Live Only for Love - Progressions (1:54)
  16. 16 Magic Touch - Junior Murvin (3:02)
  17. 17 Love You Most of All - The Emotions (2:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 This Is My Song (aka Let Me Be the One) - Tex (2:44)
  2. 2 One True Love - The Selectors & The Lynn Taitt Orchestra (3:04)
  3. 3 Life Line - Amiel Moodie & The Dandemites (2:07)
  4. 4 I'm Alone - Boris Gardiner & The Keys (2:51)
  5. 5 Banana Water (aka Gimme, Gimme Girl) - Mellotones (3:02)
  6. 6 Suffering Stink - Band Of Mercy & Salvation (2:17)
  7. 7 The Break - Winston Francis (2:31)
  8. 8 It Ain't - Lloyd & Randolph (2:18)
  9. 9 Candy Lady - Black & George (2:13)
  10. 10 The Game Song - Drumbago & The Blenders (1:52)
  11. 11 Happy Time - Kable Drummond (2:23)
  12. 12 Out of Sight - Danny Simpson & the Supersonics (2:41)
  13. 13 The Girl I Love - Visions (3:05)
  14. 14 Home Without You - Beltones (2:18)
  15. 15 Splash Down - The Crystalites (2:55)
  16. 16 A Hundred Pounds of Clay - The Royals (3:10)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Moon Is Playing Tricks on Me - Trevor Shield (2:59)
  2. 2 Never Let Me Go - Joe White (3:05)
  3. 3 Jay Fever (aka Shining) - Carl Bryan & The Jay Boys (2:45)
  4. 4 Tears on My Pillow - Rudy Mills (2:22)
  5. 5 Anywhere You Want to Go - The Conquerors (3:00)
  6. 6 Baby Don't You Do It - The Clarendonians (2:30)
  7. 7 Promises, Promises - The Viceroys (2:20)
  8. 8 Wha' She Do Now - The Gaylads (2:30)
  9. 9 Liquidator - Tommy McCook & the Supersonics (2:40)
  10. 10 Ease Up - The Bleechers (2:56)
  11. 11 Got to Be Free - Rulers (2:31)
  12. 12 Intensified Change - The Silvertones (2:42)
  13. 13 My Heartaches - Vic Taylor (3:10)
  14. 14 You Got to Love Me - Radcliffe Butler (2:38)
  15. 15 Pretty Cottage - Stranger & Gladdy (2:52)
  16. 16 Life Is But a Dream - Winston Shand & The Sheiks (3:01)
  17. 17 Stop That Man (aka Easy Ride) - Ike Bennett & The Crystalites (3:41)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Sam Cooke Composer
Bobby McFerrin Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Joe Gibbs Producer
Glen Brown Composer
Clancy Eccles Producer
Boris Gardiner Producer
Derrick Morgan Producer
Duke Reid Producer
Ray Davies Composer
Lloyd Daley Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Bobby Kalphat Producer
Leslie Kong Producer
Al Lewis Composer
Steve Nye Liner Notes
Lee "Scratch" Perry Composer, Producer
Sonia Pottinger Producer
Lloyd Robinson Composer
Winston Riley Producer
Derrick Harriott Producer
Harry Johnson Producer
Ranny "Bop" Williams Producer
Sylvester Bradford Composer
Lloyd Clarke Producer
Blondel Calnek Producer
Richard Khouri Producer
Noel "Bunny" Brown Producer
Amiel Moodie Producer
Charles Ross Producer
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