Leonard Dillon & The Ethiopians

Leonard Dillon & The Ethiopians

To mark the sad passing of singer-songwriter, Leonard Dillon, on 28th September 2011, his group, the Ethiopians, are this weeks’ Trojan Artist Of The week

The Ethiopians

The Ethiopians

The Ethiopians were one of Jamaica’s most influential vocal groups during their heyday.

Bob Marley And The Wailers

Bob Marley And The Wailers

The title of ‘legend’ has been ludicrously over-used in recent years, particularly so in the field of popular music, but there are a few cases, where the talent and influence is so great, such injustices do not hold true ‘ Bob Marley & the Wailers being arguably the greatest example of them all.

Lee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie

Lee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie

In 1977, a raw, up-and-coming young singer by the name of Candy McKenzie flew from her native London to Kingston, Jamaica, where she promptly commenced work with a producer widely considered to be finest the island has ever produced: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry....
Marcia Griffiths

Marcia Griffiths

Marcia Griffiths, Jamaica’s undisputed first lady of song,has attained the lasting success and popularity that others can only dream about.

The Melodians

The Melodians

The arrival of the laid-back style of rock steady in the summer of 1966 introduced a new wave of groups and of these, none proved more popular than the aptly-named Melodians.

Memorial Album

Memorial Album

Reissue of the classic 1969 album.Don Drummond was a legendary figure in the golden age of ska where his musicianship and compositions made such a lasting impact. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1932, and played with many luminaries of the Jamaican music scene,...
Memorial Album

Memorial Album

Don Drummond – Memorial Album – TM Stores .tracklist { font-size: 0.7em;}@font-face {font-family: ‘Rockwell’;src: url(‘rockwell-webfont.eot’); }body{ font-family: Rockwell; font-size: 14px;}.cart tbody tr.odd td { color: #000;}...
Melody Life : Trojan Sisters

Melody Life : Trojan Sisters

Jamaican music has never been renown for a proliferation of female singing stars, so those that do make it into the recording studio usually require a degree of talent above and beyond that possessed by their male counterparts. It therefore comes as no surprise that...
Play Me Sweet And Nice

Play Me Sweet And Nice

Often heralded as the Empress of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths has remained at the forefront of her profession for a period spanning five decades.After making her debut for Coxson Dodd in the mid-sixties, she went on to work with producer, Harry Johnson, for whom she cut...
Lee Perry ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters: The Trojan Albums Collection

Lee Perry ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters: The Trojan Albums Collection

This autumn sees the release of a stunning 2CD set comprising Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s final 4 Trojan albums of the 1970s

Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976

Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976

Arguably the finest Jamaican singer of his generation, Ken Boothes career has cut a catalogue of ska, rock steady and reggae classics over a period spanning more than half a century.In the early seventies he began collaborating with celebrated Jamaican producer, Lloyd...
Lord Tanamo

Lord Tanamo

When the surviving members of the Skatalites reformed at the beginning of this century, they were joined on tour by one of the most influential Jamaican vocalists of all time: Lord Tanamo.

Dancing Down Orange Street’ and The Kingstonians ‘Sufferer’ Albums Out Now On CD

Dancing Down Orange Street’ and The Kingstonians ‘Sufferer’ Albums Out Now On CD

Friday 13th September saw the release of two more expanded editions of two classic Trojan boss reggae albums

King Tubby

King Tubby

Although over two decades have passed since King Tubby was tragically taken from us, he remains one of the most enigmatic personalities in Jamaican music.