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Trojan Box Set: Instrumentals Box set, Original recording remastered

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. LIQUIDATOR - Harry J All Stars
  2. JAMES RAY - The Crystallites
  3. CAPO - The Hippy Boys
  4. NAPOLEON SOLO - Lyn Taitt & The Jets
  5. FAT DOG - Joe Gibbs & The Love Generation
  6. ONE EYED GIANT - Baba Brooks
  7. CHAMPION - G.G. All Stars
  8. TOM'S VERSION - Herman Marquis
  9. TRIBUTE TO KING SCRATCH - Lester Sterling
  10. EAST OF THE RIVER NILE - Augustus Pablo
  11. EASTERN STANDARD TIME - Don Drummond
  12. REFLECTIONS OF DON D - John 'Dizzy' Moore
  13. MAKE YOUSELF COMFORTABLE - Los Cabbeleros Orchestra
  14. THE ROOSTER - Tommy McCook & His Band
  15. IN THE SPIRIT - Lloyd Chambers
  16. TONS OF GOLD - Val Bennett
  17. FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE - The Upsetters

Disc: 2

  1. THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (TAKE FIVE) - Val Bennett
  2. SCARFACE - Bopris Gardiner
  3. SOUL SCORCHER - Carl 'Canonball' Bryan
  4. TOP SECRET - Winston Wright
  5. RETURN TO DJANGO - The Upsetters
  6. CONTACT - Roy Richards
  7. GUNS FEVER - Bab Brooks
  8. MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND - J.J. All Stars
  9. THE HIPPY'S ARE HERE - The Hippy Boys
  10. TIT FOR TAT - Neville Hinds
  11. EL TORRO - Roland Alphonso
  12. DEATH A COME - Lloyd Charmers
  13. THE SAINT - Tommy McCook
  14. MY CHERIE AMOUR - Harry J All Stars
  15. EL CASINO ROYALE - Lyn Taitt & The Jets
  16. BOMBSHELL - The Crystallites

Disc: 3

  1. CLINT EASTWOOD - The Upsetters
  2. WAY OF LIFE - Carl Bryan
  3. HEADS OR TAILS - Winston Wright
  4. LAST CALL - The Silverstars
  5. EL PUSSY CAT SKA - Roland Alphonso
  6. MEMORIES OF LOVE - Boris Gardiner
  7. DECIMAL CURRENCY - The Blenders
  8. EIGHT YEARS AFTER - Tommy McCook
  9. JUMPING WITH MR. LEE - Val Bennett
  10. THE MONSTER - The Beverely All Stars
  11. SEVEN GUNS ALIVE - Baba Brooks
  12. CLOUDBURST - The Hippy Boys
  13. LOVE ME FOREVER - Gladdy Andersonm & Lyn Taitt & The Jets
  14. DON'T LET ME DOWN - Harry J. All Stars
  15. GREEN ISLAND - Don Drummond
  16. BARABUS - G.G. All Stars
  17. STOP THAT MAN - The Crystallites


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 23, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: April 20, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sanctuary/Red
  • ASIN: B00006F2TH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a sweet friggin' box-set of instrumental Jamaican music for a VERY low price. There are 3 discs and FIFTY tracks here! It's like buying a small DJ crate of rare Jamaican sides for next to nothing! There is some ska-era stuff, a good deal of rocksteady, and tons of what we who enjoy these things label "early reggae." Of course the instrumental stuff from these periods were less tethered to the Jamaican popular forms than the vocals were, moving easily from r&b to soul to jazz to funk, to Latin, and all over the place, mixing up the stuff to create whole new styles. This is killer stuff, pure and simple. Beginners might want to get into classic Jamaican instrumental music with a disc such as Heartbeat's "Downbeat The Ruler" or Soul Jazz's "Studio One Scorcher," the two of which are the best of their type. Soon enough, however, you'll be wanting to add this groovin' set to your collection, and it will be worth every cent, and then some. Awesome.

P.S. - Check out Trojan's "Alpha Boy's School" disc as well, for more killer instrumentals from this period.
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With Trojan Records, you'd think you'd pretty much be in the arms of Jah with anything you buy. Not necessarily so, here. Although this collection contains some decent standouts from the Harry J All Stars et. al, most of the material borders on kitsch and comes off as somewhat dispensable within just the first listen, unlike much of the instrumental/dub work of Lee Scratch/Upsetters. Unless you're dedicated to collecting all these box sets, go with another and you might get a few of the better selections offered here.
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While some of these tracks are on the obscure side, this is one of the most enjoyable instrumental compilations in any genre that I ever purchased. I highly recommend it even to those unfamilliar with Jamaican music of the 60's (most of these tracks fall into the ska/rocksteady/early reggae period).
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