viernes, 7 de enero de 2011

Muzik City - The Story Of Trojan

Seguidores de RG&RBE esta vez les dejo este excelente box set de 4 discos lanzado por la Trojan records en el 2003 espero que les guste.

More of a history lesson than a good listen in total, Muzik City is the story of Trojan, warts and all. Those looking for a good selection of the reggae label's best moments have plenty of other choices and might want to start with the great Tighten Up collections or wait for the 50th release in Trojan's three-CD series (a greatest-hits box to be compiled by votes from fans and due in 2004). Anyone who is a die-hard Trojan enthusiast will find plenty of surprises, secrets, and a really well done booklet to paw through. The first two discs of Muzik City are truly some of the greatest moments in rocksteady and roots reggae. But just like a two-CD Motown collection, this is really just the tip of the iceberg and John Holt, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Big Youth, and others have many more great moments to investigate. If all four CDs had focused on the hits and highlights this would truly be the box to own, but the third CD is hardly meant for repeat listening. Many of the disc's "Rarities & Oddities" are downright embarrassing (which the always honest liner notes are happy to point out). Trojan's forays into the worlds of calypso, novelty, and pop music were horribly misguided, and disc three is full of them (including a horrific reggae and yodeling matchup). Hard to imagine laughing at the stately Trojan label, but once that's over it's on to disc four's treasure chest of rarities. The hardcore should rightfully drool over the Jah Woosh and Keith Hudson team-up, a dank dub from Thunder, and an I-Roy/John Holt dubplate that includes a bit of studio banter. Great stuff for the serious fan, who probably own most of disc one and two ten times over. So who is this set made for? If your wallet is fat enough to forgive disc three, Muzik City is a fair introduction to the label that, along with Island, dominated reggae's early years. ~ David Jeffries


01. The Untouchables - Tighten Up
02. Brother Dan All-Stars - Donkey Returns
03. Joya Landis - Angel of the Morning
04. Dandy - Reggae in Your Jeggae
05. The Upsetters - Return of Django
06. Tony Tribe - Red Red Wine
07. John Holt - Ali Baba
08. The Pioneers - Long Shot Kick The Bucket
09. Harry J - Liquidator
10. Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People
11. Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp
12. Boris Gardiner - Elizabethan Reggae
13. The Maytals - Monkey Man
14. Coloured Raisins - One Way Love
15. Bob & Marcia - Young, Gifted and Black
16. Nicky Thomas - Love of the Common People (Jamaican Mix)
17. Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It if You Really Want
18. Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel
19. Horace Faith - Black Pearl
20. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Duppy Conqueror
21. The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
22. John Holt & U-Roy - Wear You to the Ball
23. The Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number
24. The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad
25. Bruce Ruffin - Rain
26. Junior Byles - A Place Called Africa
27. Greyhound - Black and White


01. The Pioneers - Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
02. Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
03. Dandy Livingstone - Suzanne Beware of the Devil
04. Dennis Brown - Money in My Pocket (Original Version)
05. Judge Dread - Big Seven
06. Big Youth - S. 90 Skank
07. Earl Flute & Horace Andy - Don't Think About Me
08. John Holt - Help Me Make It Through the Night
09. Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape the Judgement
10. Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
11. Gregory Isaacs - Bad Da
12. Pluto Shervington - Ram Goat Liver
13. Danny Ray - Can't Get Used to Losing You
14. Bunny & Ricky - Bush Weed Corntrash
15. Prince Far I - (Under Heavy) Manners
16. Alton Ellis - I'm Still in Love With You Girl
17. Trinity - Three Piece Suit and Thing
18. Linval Thompson - I Love Marijuana
19. Well Pleased and Satisfied - Barberman Bawling
20. Black Uhuru & Michael Rose - Born Free
21. The Ethiopians - Pirate
22. Lee Perry - Evil Brain Rejecter
23. Ernest Ranglin - E.B. at Noon


01. Duke Reid's All Stars - Judge Sympathy
02. Horace Faith - Spinning Wheel
03. Emile Straker & Merrymen - Dirty Dog
04. Millie - Mayfair
05. Johnny Arthey Orchestra - Serenade to Summer
06. Jubilee Stompers - Lucianna
07. Emperor Rosko - Al Capone
08. Freddie Notes & The Rudies - It Came Out of the Sky
09. Jimmy Lindsay - Tribute to Jimmy Hendrix
10. Clyde McPhatter - Suffering in the Land
11. Scott English - Brandy
12. Miller James - You Got Me
13. Jimmy James & the Vagabonds - Help Yourself
14. Jackie Edwards - I Must Go Back
15. Tony Gregory - Bouncing (All Over the World)
16. The Hotshots - Snoopy vs. the Red Baron
17. Happy Junior & I.Q.S - Loop de Loop
18. Jamaica Jam - Sticky Fingers
19. Bobbi Houston - I Wanna Make It With You
20. Doris Troy - Stretchin' Out
21. King Sporty - Reggae Rock Road
22. Laurel Aitken - Fattie Bum Bum Gone a Jail
23. Owen Gray - I Say Super Jaws
24. Discolettes & Teddy Brown - Let's Spend the Night Together
25. Leroy Gibbs - Yodel Reggae


01. Slim Smith - You Lied to Me
02. Aubrey Adams & the Boys - Power Cut
03. Clarendonians - Betrayed
04. Hugh Hendricks & The Buccaneers - Full Up
05. The Gaylads - Sock It to Me
06. Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Bush Tea
07. Tony Scott - What Am I to Do (With Over-Dubs)
08. Tommy McCook - Strings and Things
09. The Sensations - Silhouettes
10. Nicky Thomas - I Can't See Nobody
11. Winston Francis - Ten Times Sweeter (With Over-Dubs)
12. The Aces - I'm Not a King
13. The Upsetters - Same Thing
14. Keith Hudson - Nowhere
15. Tony Brevett - Don't Give Up
16. Hortense Ellis - This World
17. I Roy & John Holt - Loving Feeling
18. Willie Lindo - A Darker Shade of Black (Norwegian Wood)
19. Jackie Bernard - Solid Sounds
20. Jah Woosh - Stigma
21. Thunder - Thunder Dub
22. John Holt - I Don't Want to Be Lonely
23. Soul Syndicate - Untitled Instrumental
24. Zoot ''Skully'' Sims - Fattie Fattie
25. Lee Perry - In the Room

2 comentarios:

  1. por favor podrias volver a subir el disco N°2 de este excelente compilado de la trojan records


  2. porfavor podrias volver a subir el disco N°2 de este excelente compilado...

    chao y GRACIAS