Trojan Release New compilation ‘Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special’

TROJAN RECORDS
RELEASE NEW COMPILATION TO CELEBRATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF JAMAICA’S INDEPENDENCE
RISE JAMAICA!
JAMAICAN INDEPENDENCE SPECIAL
OUT NOW ON 2x COLOUR VINYL, 2xCD & DIGITAL
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Trojan Records have today released a new compilation album Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special to celebrate Jamaica’s 60th year of independence. The album, out on double CD, double vinyl and digital, celebrates the hugely influential sounds of the island’s nation.

Marking the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence in August 2022, this celebratory collection showcases an array of the island’s major hits as well as previously unissued tracks, all of which were recorded in 1962, the year that the island became a sovereign nation. The album is available as a limited edition 28 track 2LP colour vinyl set (Disc 1 Green Vinyl & Disc 2 Yellow Vinyl) and also as an expanded 50-track 2CD Digipack.

Focusing on the biggest home-grown sellers of the year, the first of the two discs features ska and R&B hits from some of the first generation of Jamaican recording stars including Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray and Don Drummond, while the second disc comprises early 60’s Jamaican ska and previously unissued recordings produced by the country’s leading sound system operator turned record producer, Duke Reid.

Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6th August 1962 and since that historic day 60 years ago, the island has had a profound influence across the globe. This is particularly true of the island’s music industry. In 1964, ska music took the world by storm with its successor rock steady initially dominating the local music scene, although it was the development of the irresistible sound of reggae in 1968 that ultimately led to what has become a long-time love of Jamaican music around the globe. 

Today, Jamaica stands a proud, independent nation which continues to inspire and influence many around the world. This album pays tribute to the artistry, ingenuity and brilliance of its people. 

About Trojan Records

From its inception in 1968, Trojan Records changed the British musical and cultural landscape, bringing a new sound and ethos to the world. Introducing the music of Jamaica to the UK and wider audiences, it brought the likes of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Desmond Dekker, The Pioneers, Bob Marley, Prince Buster and Jimmy Cliff to a mainstream audience. Now part of the BMG family, the label celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Rise Jamaica, Jamaica Independence Special Tracklist: 

2xLP Green & Yellow Colour Vinyl: 

LP1: JAMAICAN RADIO HITS OF ’62

SIDE 1:

  1. Rise Jamaica – Al T. Joe
  2. Miss Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff
  3. My One Desire – Owen Gray 
  4. Duck Soup – Drumbago’s All Stars 
  5. Gloria Love – The Belltones
  6. My Happy Home – Roy & Patsy 
  7. The Hop – Derrick Morgan 

SIDE 2 

  1. Forward March – Derrick Morgan
  2. Good Morning – Lloyd Clarke 
  3. Twelve Minutes To Go – Don Drummond’s Group 
  4. Hurricane Hattie – Jimmy Cliff
  5. Midnight Track – Owen Gray 
  6. Housewife ‘s Choice – Derrick & Patsy 
  7. Independent Jamaica – Lord Creator 

LP2: THE DUKE’S DUBPLATES ’62

SIDE 1:

  1. Chick Chick – Roland Alphonso
  2. Power – Stranger & Ken
  3. As Teardrops Fall – Roland Alphonso 
  4. Baby Please Don’t Go – Cosmo & Dennis 
  5. Neck Tie (take 2) – Roland Alphonso 
  6. Midnight Train – Hortense Ellis 
  7. Herring Bone – The Duke Reid All Stars

SIDE 2

  1. Double Six – Roland Alphonso 
  2. This Is Love – Stranger & Patsy 
  3. Have Mercy Baby – Frank Cosmo 
  4. Honey Comb – Roland Alphonso 
  5. Straight Home – Stranger & Ken 
  6. Woodchoopers Ball – Duke Reid’s Group 
  7. Im Gone – Cosmo & Dennis

2CD Digipack and Digital:

*All tracks are previously unreleased 

CD1: JAMAICAN RADIO HITS OF ’62

  1. Rise Jamaica – Al T. Joe
  2. Miss Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff
  3. My One Desire – Owen Gray 
  4. Duck Soup – Drumbago’s All Stars 
  5. Gloria Love – The Belltones
  6. My Happy Home – Roy & Patsy 
  7. The Hop – Derrick Morgan 
  8. Let’s Go To The Party – Stranger & Patsy 
  9. Love Me Or Leave – Lloyd Clarke 
  10. Don’t Leave Me – Bobby & Tinse
  11. Darling Patricia – Owen Gray
  12. Sam The Fisherman – Don Drummond 
  13. Im Free – Jimmy Cliff 
  14. Time Will Tell – Owen Gray 
  15. Be Still – Derrick Morgan 
  16. Ben Johnson Day – Basil Gabbidon
  17. Love You The Most – Lloyd Clarke 
  18. Rocking In My Feet – Owen Gray 
  19. Forward March – Derrick Morgan 
  20. Good Morning – Lloyd Clarke 
  21. Twelve Minutes To Go – Don Drummond’s Group 
  22. Hurricane Hattie – Jimmy Cliff
  23. Midnight Track – Owen Gray 
  24. Housewife ‘s Choice – Derrick & Patsy 
  25. Independent Jamaica – Lord Creator 

CD2: THE DUKE’S DUBPLATES ’62

  1. Chick Chick – Roland Alphonso
  2. Power – Stranger & Ken
  3. As Teardrops Fall – Roland Alphonso 
  4. Baby Please Don’t Go – Cosmo & Dennis 
  5. Neck Tie – Roland Alphonso
  6. Midnight Train – Hortense Ellis 
  7. Herring Bone – The Duke Reid All Stars
  8. Choo Choo – The Prodigals 
  9. Lollipop I’m In Love – Cosmo & Dennis 
  10. Anytime – The Midnighters 
  11. Crazy Girl – Jerry McCarthy
  12. Feel So Fine – Derrick & Patsy 
  13. Going Down To Canaan – Cosmo & Dennis
  14. Crying For My Baby – Basil Gabbidon
  15. Joy Bells – Derrick Morgan 
  16. Chickeroo – Alton & Eddie 
  17. Money We Haven’t Go – The Duke Reid All Stars 
  18. I Don’t Want You – Cosmo & Dennis 
  19. Double Six – Roland Alphonso 
  20. This Is Love – Stranger & Patsy 
  21. Have Mercy Baby – Frank Cosmo 
  22. Honey Comb – Roland Alphonso 
  23. Straight Home – Stranger & Ken 
  24. Woodchoppers Ball – Duke Reid’s Group 
  25. I’m Gone – Cosmo & Dennis

Written by: Amarae Lobban 

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