TROJAN PRESENTS: FREEDOM SOUNDS

TROJAN PRESENTS: FREEDOM SOUNDS

5 CD Box set released August 6, 2012 PRE-ORDER HERE

Honouring the Sound of Independent Jamaica, Trojan Records has been an intrinsic part of Jamaican music and culture since it was launched in the summer of 1968. And as Jamaica marks its 50th year of the independence on 6th August2012, it is natural that this famous label is closely linked with the celebrations.

 

Trojan Presents ‘Freedom Sounds’ is a 5CD box set that honours the most important names in Jamaican music in the last five decades.

 

Running across 5CDs this essential box set celebrates the leading performers (Bob Marley & The Wailers,Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Desmond Dekker, Toots & The Maytals, Gregory Isaacs, Augustus Pablo) producers(Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Duke Reid,Leslie Kong, King Tubby, King Jammy) and studios(Black Ark, Treasure Isle, Studio One, Channel One, Federal, Harry J, Randy’s,Dynamic Sounds) that, over the past half-century, have shaped Jamaica’s national sound.

Almost half the tracks are new to CD and tracks issued outside Jamaica for the first time include ‘Fa Fa Fa Fa’ (Toots & The Maytals), ‘Brothers’ (The Heptones), ‘It’s In The Plan’ (the Planners), ‘People Get Ready’ (The CaribBeats), ‘A Taste Of Reggae’ (Ska Campbell), plus a previously unissued version of the Pioneer’s hit single, ‘Let Your Yeah Be Yeah’.

 

The accompanying 52-page booklet was written by Record Collector Editor, Ian McCannand features detailed commentary on the history of Jamaica and its musical heritage.The set also contains a selection of celebratory A5 cards depicting various aspects of the Jamaican music industry over the past 50 years: labels, LP sleeves and artists. There’s also a Jamaica 50 Trojan sticker plus rare photos.

 

Fans purchasing the box set will also receive an additional free download album,when they register on the Trojan Appreciation Society website.

http://www.trojanrecords.com/society

 

FREEDOM SOUNDS – FULL TRACKLIST

DISC1: FREEDOM SOUNDS

 

1.          Freedom Street          – Eric Donaldson & The Keystones

2.         (This Is)My Country – Cornel Campbell

3.         Rainbow Country – Bob Marley & The Wailers

4.         Stepping Free – Bob Andy

5.         Love And Unity – Michael Prophet

6.         I Shall Be Released – The Heptones

7.         Trod On -Culture

8.         Keep Life Table Turning        – Tyrone Taylor

9.         Freedom Song  – Third World

10.       Shout It Out  – Burning Spear

11.        One People – Pablo Moses

12.        My My People – Judy Mowatt

13.        Born Free- Michael Rose & Black Uhuru

14.       If I Could Rule This World – Alton Ellis

15.        (We The People Who Are) Darker Than Blue – Lloyd Charmers

16.       Get Up(extended version) -  Jackie Edwards

17.        Jamaica’s National Heroes – Prince Far I

 

DISC2: JAMAICAN HITS

 

1.          Forward March – Derrick Morgan

2.         You’re The One (I Love)        – Winston Samuels

3.         Carry Go Bring Come – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

4.         007 (Shanty Town)-  Desmond Dekker & The Aces

5.         Rock Steady – Alton Ellis & The Flames

6.         54 46That’s My Number – Toots & The Maytals

7.         (Poor Me)Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces

8.         Wear You To The Ball – U Roy & John Holt

9.         Cherry O Baby – Eric Donaldson

10.       Trench Town Rock – Bob Marley & The Wailers

11.        The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff

12.        Marcus Garvey – Burning Spear

13.        Two Sevens Clash – Culture

14.       Police And Thieves – Junior Murvin

15.        Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna

16.       Stepin’ Out Of Babylon- Marcia Griffiths

17.        Your Love’s Gotta Hold On Me – Dennis Brown

18.       Night Nurse – Gregory Isaacs

19.       World A Music – Ini Kamoze

20.       Girlie Girlie – Sophia George

21.        I Wanna Wake Up With You – Boris Gardiner

22.       Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus & Pliers

23.       Slam -Beenie Man

DISC3: PIONEERS

 

1.          Rise Jamaica (IndependenceIs Here) -  Al T. Joe

2.         Confucius- Don Drummond & The Skatalites

3.         Thunderball- Bobby Aitken & The Carib Beats

4.         Wait For Me- The Vibrators

5.         I Was Born A Loser – The Sensations

6.         Bus Dem Shut – Bob Marley & The Wailers

7.         Music Flames – Errol Brown

8.         Flaming Rock Steady – Ernest Ranglin

9.         I Really Love You – Clancy Eccles

10.       Falling In Love (With You) – Rupie Edwards & The Virtues

11.        Rhythm Hips (extended version)     – Roland Russell & Eric Barnett

12.        The Freedom Song – The Uniques

13.        No Business Of Yours – George Williams

14.       Love And Unity – Ken Boothe

15.        Sound Of The Reggae – Richard Ace

16.       Love Of The Common People (Jamaican mix) -  Nicky Thomas

17.        No Man Is An Island – Derrick Harriott

18.       Tye Tye(aka Fatty Fatty) – The Chuckles

19.       Scout Call(extended version) – King Khouchi with Tommy McCook & Bobby Ellis

20.       Blood And Fire (extended version) – Niney & The Big Youth

21.        Freedom Train – The Gladiators

22.       Jordan River (extended version) -  Maxie & Glen with Dennis Alcapone

23.       Midnight Confessions (extended version) -  Phyllis Dillon

DISC4: INNOVATORS

 

1.          Brothers- The Heptones

2.         None Shall Escape The Judgment (extended version) – Johnny Clarke & King Tubbys

3.         Big May -Bunny ‘Rugs’ Clarke

4.         Natty Jestering – Carl Malcolm

5.         Last Of The Jestering – Augustus Pablo

6.         Treating Me So Bad -Toots & The Maytals

7.         Going Back To Ethiopia- The Righteous Foundation

8.         Bionic Dread – Dillinger

9.         I’m So Proud – Pat Kelly

10.       Weep And Mourn – Israel Vibration

11.        Sea Of Love- Horace Andy

12.        Free Up(The Ghetto Children) – Mystic Eyes

13.        Skylarking(extended version) – Barrington Levy

14.       Man Next Door – The Paragons

15.        Rock And Come On – Johnny Osbourne

16.       Your Heart’s Desire – The Mighty Diamonds

17.        Blood A Go Run – Leroy Brown

18.       Respect Due – Charlie Chaplin

19.       Never Give Up My Pride        – Luciano

DISC5:  FORGOTTEN TREASURES

 

1.          It’s In The Plan – The Planners

2.         Lord A Massie Massie – The Spanishtonians

3.         People Get Ready – The Carib-Beats

4.         I’m In A Rocking Mood (alternate version) – Austin Faithful

5.         Travelling Man (alternate version) – The Techniques

6.         I’m A Soul Sufferer – Lloyd Williams

7.         What You Gonna Do – Johnny Melody & The Slickers

8.         Whip Them- The Little Wonder All Stars

9.         Song Of The Year – The Sparkers

10.       People Talking – The Starlighters

11.        Frying Pan – The Slickers

12.        Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday – Trevor & The Maytones

13.        West Board Jungle – Paul Madden

14.       A Taste Of Reggae – Ska Campbell

15.        Live It Up – Hopeton Lewis

16.       Bawling Baby – Glen Adams & The Upsetters

17.        Let Your Yeah Be Yeah (Jamaican mix) -  The Pioneers

18.       Royal Cord- The Melodians

19.       My Happy Home – The Prophets

20.       Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa(Sad Song) – Toots & The Maytals

21.        Socialism Train – The Ethiopians

22.       (Ode To)Billy Joe – Tommy McCook & The Specialists

23.       What Kind Of World – Keble Drummond & The Cables

24.       Chase The Devil (extended version) -  Max Romeo & Prince Jazzbo

25.       Jerusalem – Devon Irons

26.       (It Looks Like) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Delroy Wilson

 

 

PLUSDIGITAL DOWNLOAD ALBUM UPON REGISTERING WITH THE TROJAN APPRECIATION SOCIETY

 

1.                    Barnyard Boogie – Roland Alphonso & The Duke Reid All Stars

2.                   AllIn One – The Valentines

3.                   Beauty Is Only Skin Deep – The Soul Leaders

4.                   Hound Dog Special – Val Bennett

5.                    (I Am A) Free Man – The Ethiopians

6.                   Pablo At Home – Augustus Pablo

7.                   Jah For All – Barrington Spence

8.                   My Brother – John Holt

9.                   Tell Me The Truth – Jah Thomas with Alton Ellis & The Supersonics

10.                    Teach Reality – Little Lenny

Simple message from With Guitars – enjoy!

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