Trojan Rarities Box Set CD (2004)

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Specifications

Label Sanctuary Records Group
SKU 63922945
UPC 060768049925
UPC 14 00060768049925
Format CD
Release Date 12/7/2004
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 80499
Lable Name Trojan
Released 05/17/2005
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 92m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00060768049925
Album Notes and Credits
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. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Suffer Me Not - Spanishtonians,Feel A Little Better - Lloyd Parks,Keep On Trying - Tony Nash
2 Pour on the Source - Soul Leaders,Last Lick - Tommy McCook,Call Me Number One - The Aces
3 Goodnight My Love - Roland Alphonso,No More Teardrops - Eric "Monty" Morris,Moon River - Greyhound (7" mix)
4 Coming on Strong - Tartans,Darkness - Boris Gardiner,B.B.C. - Nicky Thomas
5 Govern Your Mouth - George Agard,Going In Circles - Bobby "Blue" Davis & The Sensations,Rose Garden - Teddy Brown
6 I'm Gonna Love You - Ewan McDermott,Neck Tie - Winston Wright/J.J. All Stars,Little Today, A Little Tomorrow, A - Winston Francis
7 Ain't That Peculiar - Austin Faithful,Lonely Man - Dave Barker,Snake In The Grass - Jimmy Shondell
8 Caterpillar Rock - Vincent Gordon,Sweet Back - The Charmers,Check Out Yourself - Cimarons
9 I Have Changed - Carlton Alphonso,Ring A Bell, (Name) - The Cables,Rock And Cry - Sugar Simone
10 Chances - Gladstone Anderson,Julianne - Byron Lee & The Dragonaires,You Can't Buy My Love - Donny Dawson
11 Why Did You Leave - Young Souls,More Heartaches - Lizzy,Just Because - Danny Ray
12 Worries (A Yard) - The Versatiles,What A Day - Stone,Back On The Scene - Junior English
13 Music I Fight (A.K.A. Target) - The Crashers,Super Bad - Jeff Dixon,Touch Me Baby - The Marvels
14 Su, Su, Su - The Soul Directors,Sitting In The Park - Slim Smith,Rambling Man - Gene Rondo
15 Adam and Eve - The Bleechers,Drifter, The - I-Roy,I'll Be Free Someday - Candy Lewis
16 Mr. DJ - The Conquerors,Horns Of Paradise - Ron "Trammy" Wilson,You Are Mine - Honey Boy
17 It's Your Thing - Anonymously Yours,Dr. Fud - Fud & Del
Disc 2
1 Suffer Me Not - Spanishtonians,Feel A Little Better - Lloyd Parks,Keep On Trying - Tony Nash
2 Pour on the Source - Soul Leaders,Last Lick - Tommy McCook,Call Me Number One - The Aces
3 Goodnight My Love - Roland Alphonso,No More Teardrops - Eric "Monty" Morris,Moon River - Greyhound (7" mix)
4 Coming on Strong - Tartans,Darkness - Boris Gardiner,B.B.C. - Nicky Thomas
5 Govern Your Mouth - George Agard,Going In Circles - Bobby "Blue" Davis & The Sensations,Rose Garden - Teddy Brown
6 I'm Gonna Love You - Ewan McDermott,Neck Tie - Winston Wright/J.J. All Stars,Little Today, A Little Tomorrow, A - Winston Francis
7 Ain't That Peculiar - Austin Faithful,Lonely Man - Dave Barker,Snake In The Grass - Jimmy Shondell
8 Caterpillar Rock - Vincent Gordon,Sweet Back - The Charmers,Check Out Yourself - Cimarons
9 I Have Changed - Carlton Alphonso,Ring A Bell, (Name) - The Cables,Rock And Cry - Sugar Simone
10 Chances - Gladstone Anderson,Julianne - Byron Lee & The Dragonaires,You Can't Buy My Love - Donny Dawson
11 Why Did You Leave - Young Souls,More Heartaches - Lizzy,Just Because - Danny Ray
12 Worries (A Yard) - The Versatiles,What A Day - Stone,Back On The Scene - Junior English
13 Music I Fight (A.K.A. Target) - The Crashers,Super Bad - Jeff Dixon,Touch Me Baby - The Marvels
14 Su, Su, Su - The Soul Directors,Sitting In The Park - Slim Smith,Rambling Man - Gene Rondo
15 Adam and Eve - The Bleechers,Drifter, The - I-Roy,I'll Be Free Someday - Candy Lewis
16 Mr. DJ - The Conquerors,Horns Of Paradise - Ron "Trammy" Wilson,You Are Mine - Honey Boy
17 It's Your Thing - Anonymously Yours,Dr. Fud - Fud & Del
Disc 3
1 Suffer Me Not - Spanishtonians,Feel A Little Better - Lloyd Parks,Keep On Trying - Tony Nash
2 Pour on the Source - Soul Leaders,Last Lick - Tommy McCook,Call Me Number One - The Aces
3 Goodnight My Love - Roland Alphonso,No More Teardrops - Eric "Monty" Morris,Moon River - Greyhound (7" mix)
4 Coming on Strong - Tartans,Darkness - Boris Gardiner,B.B.C. - Nicky Thomas
5 Govern Your Mouth - George Agard,Going In Circles - Bobby "Blue" Davis & The Sensations,Rose Garden - Teddy Brown
6 I'm Gonna Love You - Ewan McDermott,Neck Tie - Winston Wright/J.J. All Stars,Little Today, A Little Tomorrow, A - Winston Francis
7 Ain't That Peculiar - Austin Faithful,Lonely Man - Dave Barker,Snake In The Grass - Jimmy Shondell
8 Caterpillar Rock - Vincent Gordon,Sweet Back - The Charmers,Check Out Yourself - Cimarons
9 I Have Changed - Carlton Alphonso,Ring A Bell, (Name) - The Cables,Rock And Cry - Sugar Simone
10 Chances - Gladstone Anderson,Julianne - Byron Lee & The Dragonaires,You Can't Buy My Love - Donny Dawson
11 Why Did You Leave - Young Souls,More Heartaches - Lizzy,Just Because - Danny Ray
12 Worries (A Yard) - The Versatiles,What A Day - Stone,Back On The Scene - Junior English
13 Music I Fight (A.K.A. Target) - The Crashers,Super Bad - Jeff Dixon,Touch Me Baby - The Marvels
14 Su, Su, Su - The Soul Directors,Sitting In The Park - Slim Smith,Rambling Man - Gene Rondo
15 Adam and Eve - The Bleechers,Drifter, The - I-Roy,I'll Be Free Someday - Candy Lewis
16 Mr. DJ - The Conquerors,Horns Of Paradise - Ron "Trammy" Wilson,You Are Mine - Honey Boy
17 It's Your Thing - Anonymously Yours,Dr. Fud - Fud & Del
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