- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Duke Reid's All Stars, The Three Tops, Alton Ellis & the Flames, The Jiving Juniors, Stranger Cole & Patsy Todd and more.
Since its creation in 1968, Trojan Records has led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican sounds, from the Rocksteady and early Reggae sounds that dominated in the years of its launch, up to the modern styles of Dancehall and Jungle. The Trojan story began on July 28, 1967 when the first incarnation of the label was launched by Island Records as a showcase for the productions of Duke Reid. The name itself derived from the seven ton trucks that were used to transport the producer‘s huge sound system around Jamaica, and which had emblazoned upon its sides, ’Duke Reid, The Trojan King Of Sounds‘. In fact, long before Island launched their version of the imprint, Reid had used the name on a series of 78s he produced. After making the selection of tunes for this episode, I noticed how many love songs that were on the playlist. It was unintentional, but we still hope you enjoy and thanks for the listen. Love and respect.