VA - Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set 3CD (2004) (LOSSLESS)

VA - Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set 3CD (2004) (LOSSLESS)

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Artist: VA
Title: Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Trojan Records
Genre: Reggae
Quality: FLAC (Tracks)
Total Time: 02:24:58 min
Total Size: 620 mb

To celebrate the release of its 50th box set, Trojan Records asked the members of its online forum to suggest some hard to find tracks for a reggae rarities anthology, and the end result is this intriguing three-disc collection that scoots all over the place. Disc one, which covers Jamaican releases from 1966 to 1969, is probably the strongest of the three, yielding gems like the Soul Leaders' laconic "Pour On the Sauce," Gladstone Anderson's "Chances" (culled from the pianist's debut album, 1968's Glad Sounds), and "Worries (A Yard)" by the Versatiles, featuring lead vocals by a young Junior Byles. The second disc covers 1969 to 1973, and includes Boris Gardiner's powerful Hammond B-3 instrumental "Darkness," the Cables' "(Name) Ring a Bell" (with founder Keeble Drummond on lead vocal), and the great Slim Smith covering Billy Stewart's "Sitting in the Park." Disc three concentrates on British releases from 1970 to 1977, and although the U.K. reggae scene is often deemed musically inferior to the Jamaican one, there are some wonderful tracks included here, particularly on the pop side of things, like Tony Nash's orchestrated "Keep On Trying," the Cimarons' "Check Out Yourself," Danny Ray's moving "Just Because," and the Marvels' "Touch Me Baby," which manages to suggest how the Supremes might have sounded had they abandoned Motown for reggae. There are a couple of missteps, like Gene Rondo's ill-advised reggae cover of the Allman Brothers' "Ramblin' Man," but the highs far outweigh the lows throughout the set. True reggae fanatics will treasure this anthology of rarities, while novice listeners may want to check out some of Trojan's other 49 box sets first.

Disc: 1
1. Suffer Me Not - Spanishtonians
2. Pour On the Sauce - The Carib Beats, Soul Leaders,
3. Goodnight My Love - Roland Alphonso
4. Coming On Strong - Tartans
5. Govern Your Mouth - Johnny Melody
6. I'm Gonna Love You - The Carib Beats, , Ewan & Jerry
7. Ain't That Peculiar - Austin Faithfull
8. Lecture - Jojo Bennett
9. I Have Changed - Carlton Alphonso
10. Chances - Gladdy, Lyn Taitt,
11. Why Did You Leave - Young Souls
12. Worries (A Yard) - The Versatiles
13. Good to Me - Delroy Wilson
14. Musical Fight (aka Target) - The Crashers
15. Su, Su, Su - The Crashers
16. Adam and Eve - The Bleechers
17. Mr. D.J. - The Conquerors
Disc: 2
1. Last Lick - Tommy McCook & the Supersonics
2. No More Teardrops - Eric "Monty" Morris,
3. It's Your Thing - Anonymously Yours
4. Darkness - Boris Gardiner, , Love People
5. Going in Circles - Bobby Davis, The Sensations
6. Feel a Little Better - Lloyd Parks
7. Lonely Man - Dave Barker
8. Music Talk - The Charmers, , Karyl Walker
9. (Name) Ring a Bell - The Cables
10. Julianne - Byron Lee & the Dragonaires
11. More Heartaches - Lizzy
12. Life Is Rough - Stone
13. Super Bad - Jeff Dixon
14. Sitting in the Park - Slim Smith
15. Drifter - I-Roy
16. Horns of Paradise - Ron Wilson
17. Dr. Fud - Fud & Del
Disc: 3
1. Keep On Trying - Tony Nash
2. Moon River [7" Mix] - Greyhound
3. B.B.C. - Nicky Thomas
4. Rose Garden - Teddy Brown
5. Shacatac - Dave Barker
6. Little Today, a Little Tomorrow - Winston Francis
7. Check Out Yourself - Cimarons
8. You Can't Buy My Love - Donna Dawson
9. Just Because - Danny Ray
10. Back On the Scene - Junior English
11. Touch Me Baby - The Marvels
12. How Could You Do This - Dansak, Nora Dean
13. Ramblin' Man - Gene Rondo
14. I'll Be Free Someday - Candy Lewis
15. You Are Mine - Honeyboy
16. Reggae Man - Teddy Davis

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