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Marking the 50th anniversary of Trojan Records

Don Letts presents a personal appreciation of Trojan Records, the pioneering UK-based reggae label, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Don Letts presents a personal appreciation of Trojan Records, the pioneering UK-based reggae label, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Trojan Records was launched in the summer of 1968, just a couple of months after Enoch Powell’s notorious ‘rivers of blood’ speech. Through its releases of ground-breaking Jamaican recordings in the UK, the label connected the Windrush generation and their families with developing sounds from back home (ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, dancehall etc.). Trojan also helped introduce this influential music to a wider audience in the UK and beyond, and, for decades, has united black and white youth on dancefloors and in the street.

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  • The Wailers

    Stir It Up

    • single.
    • Trojan.
    • 1.
  • King Stitt

    Fire Corner

    • Reggae Beat.
    • Jamacan Gold.
    • 11.
  • Tony Tribe

    Red, Red Wine

    • Red, Red Wine.
    • Downtown.
    • 1.
  • Symarip

    Skinhead Moonstomp

    • Skinhead Moonstomp.
    • Trojan Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Clancy Eccles

    Fatty Fatty

    • Trojan Records Tighten Up Reggae Volume 1.
    • Trojan.
    • B.
  • Hopeton Lewis & The Chosen Few

    Boom Shacka Lacka

    • Classic Gold Collection 1968-1998.
    • VP Records.
    • 2.
  • The G.G. All Stars

    Man From Carolina

    • Man From Carolina / Gold On Your Dress.
    • Explosion.
  • Symarip

    Skinhead Girl

    • Skinhead Moonstomp.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 1.
  • Harry J. All Stars

    Liquidator

    • Liquidator: The Best of The Harry J All Stars.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 4.
  • The Pioneers

    Long Shot Kick De Bucket

    • Liquidator / Long Shot Kick De Bucket.
    • Trojan.
    • 2.
  • The Upsetters

    Return Of Django

    • Return Of Django.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 1.
  • Bob & Marcia

    Young Gifted And Black

    • Young Gifted And Black.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 1.
  • Dave & Ansel Collins

    Double Barrel

    • Double Barrel - Expanded Edition.
    • /Doctor BirdCherry Red.
    • 1.
  • Desmond Dekker & The Aces

    Israelites

    • Island.
  • Toots & The Maytals

    54-46 Was My Number

    • The Best Of Toots And The Maytals.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 1.
  • The Pioneers

    Let Your Yeah Be Yeah

    • Let Your Yeah Be Yeah.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 1.
  • Nicky Thomas

    Love of the Common People

    • Love Of The Common People / Compass.
    • Trojan Records ‎.
    • 1.
  • Nicky Thomas

    Love Of The Common People

    • Dancing On Sunshine - 22 Reggae Hits.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Dandy Livingstone

    Reggae In Your Jeggae

    • Reggae In Your Jeggae.
    • Downtown.
    • 1.
  • Dennis Brown

    Man Next Door

    • Man Next Door.
    • Joe Gibbs Record Globe.
    • 1.
  • John Holt

    Ali Baba

    • Sanctuary Records Ltd.
  • Ken Boothe

    Everything I Own

    • The Ken Boothe Collection.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 1.
  • Harry J. All Stars

    Soul Scorcher

    • Liquidator - The Best Of The Harry J All Stars.
    • Trojan Records ‎.
    • 1.
  • Jimmy Cliff

    You Can Get It If You Really Want

    • Vietnam / You Can Get It If You Really Want.
    • Trojan Records.
    • 1.

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