Trojan Suedehead Box Set

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For American punters who have no idea what a "suedehead" is, there is no reason for worry. A suedehead was a brief -- and for the most part embarrassing -- trend between the skinheads and the smoothies: short hair, ugly clothes, and a particularly fickle taste in music that went from reggae to glam in a few short months. Only in Britain. That said, while the title of this box is merely a marketing ploy to justify issuing more stuff from their catalog, what they did issue is actually terrific. The years between 1972 and 1974 were a fertile period for reggae. On the one hand, there was the dread beat and blood sentiments of Bob Marley and Burning Spear and the ranting DJs like...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For American punters who have no idea what a "suedehead" is, there is no reason for worry. A suedehead was a brief -- and for the most part embarrassing -- trend between the skinheads and the smoothies: short hair, ugly clothes, and a particularly fickle taste in music that went from reggae to glam in a few short months. Only in Britain. That said, while the title of this box is merely a marketing ploy to justify issuing more stuff from their catalog, what they did issue is actually terrific. The years between 1972 and 1974 were a fertile period for reggae. On the one hand, there was the dread beat and blood sentiments of Bob Marley and Burning Spear and the ranting DJs like U-Roy and I-Roy. On the other were sounds that were bubbling up influenced by soul records and the old skinhead reggae charts from 1970 that were trying to maintain a place in the British youth market even after the advent of Bowie and Bolan's glam revolution. These three CDs compile tracks that came from the underground at the time, such as the Upsetters' "Jungle Lion," Pat Satchmo's cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," and Alton Ellis' amazing "Play It Cool." The 17 cuts on disc one run the gamut from smooth, silky, pre-lovers rock reggae to steamy, muddy underground rasta sides. Disc two, which focuses on the clubs, offers the slicker, more R&B-threaded reggae sound of Dennis Alcapone on "Musical Liquidator," while Big Youth's toaster "Forman vs. Frasier" and his killer "Dock of the Bay" read as well as Lennox Brown's sweet groover "High School Serenade." Disc three focuses on the charts but many of the records on this disc missed by a country mile, though there are some fine covers -- Toots & the Maytals' "Louie Louie," Pat Rhoden's "Living for the City," and Sidney, George & Jackie's beautiful version of the Goffin & King classic "At the Club." In all, it's one of those loose amalgamations kicked out by Trojan with stunning regularity that makes reggae lovers flip, especially for the price -- three discs for less than the price of one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768045927
  • Catalog Number: 80459

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Meaning of Life - The Heptones (3:19)
  2. 2 Lion's Den - The Kingstonians (2:53)
  3. 3 Weather Report - The Tennors (2:25)
  4. 4 Reincarnate - Tesfa McDonald (2:42)
  5. 5 Chairman of the Board - Les & Bunny (3:05)
  6. 6 Jungle Lion - Lee "Scratch" Perry (3:26)
  7. 7 Silhouettes - Dennis Brown (3:23)
  8. 8 Don't Try to Use Me - Horace Andy (5:32)
  9. 9 Boat to Progress - Richard & Glen (2:30)
  10. 10 What's Going On - Pluggy Satchmo (3:30)
  11. 11 Weary Version 3 - Glen Adams (2:51)
  12. 12 Sunshine Showdown (3:17)
  13. 13 My Confession - Cornell Campbell (2:49)
  14. 14 Play It Cool (AKA Rock on Time) - Alton Ellis (2:38)
  15. 15 Black I.P.A. - Lee "Scratch" Perry & the Upsetters (3:30)
  16. 16 Musical Right - Musical Right (3:08)
  17. 17 Blacula - The Crystalites (3:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hammering Version - Nick Campbell (3:06)
  2. 2 Soup - J.J. All Stars (2:56)
  3. 3 President Mash Up the Resident - Shorty the President (2:51)
  4. 4 Bucky Skank (4:06)
  5. 5 Back a Yard - The Vulcans (3:01)
  6. 6 Forman vs. Frasier - Big Youth (2:41)
  7. 7 Hijacking - I-Roy (3:15)
  8. 8 Here Come the Heartaches - Delroy Wilson (3:07)
  9. 9 La at the End - Norman Brown (3:53)
  10. 10 Hot Line - Dave Barker (2:42)
  11. 11 Take Time Out - The Three Tops (2:39)
  12. 12 Dock of the Bay - Big Youth (3:05)
  13. 13 Pantomine - Reggae Strings (2:42)
  14. 14 High School Serenade - Lennox Brown (3:11)
  15. 15 Musical Liquidator - Dennis Alcapone (2:41)
  16. 16 Space Flight - I-Roy (3:12)
  17. 17 Sincerely - Shenley Duffus (3:15)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Mad About You - Bruce Ruffin (3:30)
  2. 2 At the Club - Sidney George & Jackie (3:21)
  3. 3 Sing a Little Song - Desmond Dekker (3:04)
  4. 4 Reggae from the Ghetto - John Holt (2:49)
  5. 5 Living for the City - Pat Rhoden (3:04)
  6. 6 Chopsticks - The Deltones (2:33)
  7. 7 People Make the World Go Round - Errol Brown (3:19)
  8. 8 Louie, Louie - Toots & the Maytals (5:47)
  9. 9 I Am What I Am - Greyhound (2:46)
  10. 10 Nose for Trouble - Winston Groovy (2:55)
  11. 11 Lottery Spin - Zap Pow (3:32)
  12. 12 Karate (I the Thrid) - Dave Collins (2:54)
  13. 13 Emergency Call - Judy Mowatt (3:10)
  14. 14 Boogie on Reggae Woman - Pat Rhoden (3:15)
  15. 15 U.F.O. - Geoffrey Chung (3:01)
  16. 16 Snake in the Grass - Eugene Paul (3:14)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Alton Ellis Producer
Alan Freed Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Carole King Composer
Richard Berry Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Richard Kerr Composer
Zap Pow Composer
Leroy Sibbles Composer
Rupie Edwards Producer
Duke Reid Producer
Thom Bell Composer
Mike Berry Producer
Geoffrey Chung Producer
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke Producer
Tony Cousins Producer
Linda Creed Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Joel Gibson Producer
Bunny Lee Producer
Warrick Lyn Producer
Tesfa McDonald Producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Composer
Sonia Pottinger Producer
Tony Robinson Producer
The Three Tops Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Bush Producer
Tony Brevett Producer
Webster Shrowder Producer
Bruce White Producer
Kenneth Wilson Producer
Derrick Harriott Producer
Rad Bryan Composer
Harry Johnson Composer, Producer
Bruce Ruffin Composer
Morris Wellington Producer
Desmond Dacres Composer
G. Brown Producer
M. Miller Producer
E. Lee Composer
C. Bernard Composer
Pat Rhoden Producer
Karl Johnson Producer
Michael DeKoningh Liner Notes
Robert "Dandy" Thompson Producer
Sidney "Luddy" Crooks Producer
Dynamic Sounds Producer
Lee Perry Producer
Dave Blaxham Producer
Henry Buckley Composer
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