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VA - Muzik City. The Story of Trojan [4 CD Box Set] (2003) (LOSSLESS)

20-12-2015, 17:46
Music | Reggae | FLAC / APE

Title: Muzik City. The Story of Trojan
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Trojan
Genre: Reggae, Dub, Roots Reggae, Rocksteady
Quality: FLAC (Tracks)
Total Time: 05:03:24 min
Total Size: 1,34 Gb

More of a history lesson than a good listen in total, Muzik City is the story of Trojan, warts and all. Those looking for a good selection of the reggae label's best moments have plenty of other choices and might want to start with the great Tighten Up collections or wait for the 50th release in Trojan's three-CD series (a greatest-hits box to be compiled by votes from fans and due in 2004). Anyone who is a die-hard Trojan enthusiast will find plenty of surprises, secrets, and a really well done booklet to paw through. The first two discs of Muzik City are truly some of the greatest moments in rocksteady and roots reggae. But just like a two-CD Motown collection, this is really just the tip of the iceberg and John Holt, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Big Youth, and others have many more great moments to investigate. If all four CDs had focused on the hits and highlights this would truly be the box to own, but the third CD is hardly meant for repeat listening. Many of the disc's "Rarities & Oddities" are downright embarrassing (which the always honest liner notes are happy to point out). Trojan's forays into the worlds of calypso, novelty, and pop music were horribly misguided, and disc three is full of them (including a horrific reggae and yodeling matchup). Hard to imagine laughing at the stately Trojan label, but once that's over it's on to disc four's treasure chest of rarities. The hardcore should rightfully drool over the Jah Woosh and Keith Hudson team-up, a dank dub from Thunder, and an I-Roy/John Holt dubplate that includes a bit of studio banter. Great stuff for the serious fan, who probably own most of disc one and two ten times over. So who is this set made for? If your wallet is fat enough to forgive disc three, Muzik City is a fair introduction to the label that, along with Island, dominated reggae's early years.

VA - Muzik City. The Story of Trojan [4 CD Box Set] (2003) (LOSSLESS)
CD1: Tighten UP Time. The Early Years 1968 to 1971
1. Tighten Up - The Untouchables
2. Donkey Returns - The Brother Dan All Stars
3. Angel (Of The Morning) - Joya Landis
4. Reggae In Your Jeggae - Dandy
5. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
6. Red Red Wine - Tony Tribe
7. Ali Baba - John Holt
8. Long Shot Kick De Bucket - The Pioneers
9. Liquidator - Harry J. All Stars
10. Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Jimmy Cliff
11. Skinhead Moonstomp - Symarip
12. Elizabethan Reggae - Boris Gardiner & The Love People
13. Monkey Man - The Maytals
14. One Way Love - The Coloured Raisins
15. Young, Gifted And Black - Bob & Marcia
16. Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas (Jamaican mix)
17. You Can Get It If You Really Want - Desmond Dekker
18. Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
19. Black Pearl - Horace Faith
20. Duppy Conqueror - Bob Marley & The Wailers
21. Rivers Of Babylon - The Melodians
22. Wear You To The Ball - U Roy & John Holt
23. 54 46 Was My Number - The Maytals
24. Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers
25. Rain - Bruce Ruffin
26. Pied Piper - Bob & Marcia
27. Black And White - Greyhound

CD2: None Shall Escape The Judgement. The Fall and Rise of The Trojan Empire
1. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah - The Pioneers
2. Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson
3. Suzanne Beware Of The Devil - Dandy Livingstone
4. Money In My Pocket - Dennis Brown (original version)
5. Big Seven - Judge Dread
6. S. 90 Skank - Big Youth
7. Don't Think About Me - Horace Andy/Earl Flute
8. Help Me Make It Through The Night - John Holt
9. None Shall Escape The Judgement - Johnny Clarke
10. Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
11. Bad Da - Gregory Isaacs
12. Ram Goat Liver - Pluto Shervington
13. Can't Get Used To Losing You - Danny Ray
14. Bush Weed Corn Trash - Bunny & Ricky
15. Heavy Manners, (Under) - Prince Far I
16. I'm Still In Love With You Girl - Alton Ellis
17. Three Piece Suit And Thing - Trinity
18. I Love Marijuana - Linval Thompson
19. Barberman Bawling - Well, Pleased & Satisfied
20. Born Free - Michael Rose/Black Uhuru
21. Pirate - The Ethiopians
22. Evil Brain Rejector - Lee "Scratch" Perry
23. E.B. @ Noon - Ernest Ranglin

CD3: Loop De Loop. Rarities & Oddities
1. Judge Sympathy - The Duke Reid All Stars
2. Spinning Wheel - Horace Faith
3. Dirty Dog - Emile Straker & The Merrymen
4. Mayfair - Millie
5. Serenade To Summer - The Johnny Arthey Orchestra
6. Luciana - The Jubilee Stompers
7. Al Capone - Emperor Rosko
8. It Came Out Of The Sky - Freddie Notes & The Rudies
9. Tribute To Jimmy Hendrix - Jimmy Lindsay
10. Suffering In The Land - Clyde McPhatter
11. Brandy - Scott English
12. You Got Me - James Miller
13. Help Yourself - Jimmy James
14. I Must Go Back - Jackie Edwards
15. Bouncing (All Over The World) - Tony Gregory
16. Snoopy Versus The Red Baron - The Hot Shots
17. Loop-De-Loop - Happy Junior & The I.Q.s
18. Sticky Fingers - Jamaica Jam
19. I Want To Make It With You - Bobbi Houston
20. Stretchin' Out - Doris Troy
21. Reggae Rock Road - King Sporty
22. Fatty Bum Bum Gone A Jail - Laurel Aitken
23. I Say 'Super Jaws' - Owen Gray
24. Let's Spend The Night Together - Teddy Brown & The Discolettes
25. Yodel Reggae - Leroy Gibbs

CD4: Solid Sounds. Rare & Unreleased Gems From The Vaults
1. You Lied To Me - Slim Smith
2. Power Cut - Aubrey Adams & Boys
3. Betrayed - The Clarendonians
4. Full Up - Hugh Hendricks & The Buccaneers
5. Sock It To Me - The Gaylads
6. Bush Tea - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
7. What Am I To Do - Tony Scott
8. Strings And Things - Tommy McCook & The All Stars
9. Silhouettes - The Sensations
10. I Can't See Nobody - Nicky Thomas
11. Ten Times Sweeter - Winston Francis
12. I'm Not A King - The Aces
13. Same Thing - Teddy & The Upsetters
14. Nowhere - Keith Hudson
15. Don't Give Up - Tony Brevett
16. This World - Hortense Ellis
17. Loving Feeling - I Roy/John Holt
18. Darker Shade Of Black, A (Norwegian Wood) - Willie Lindo
19. Solid Sounds - Jackie Bernard
20. Stigma - Jah Woosh
21. Thunder Dub - Thunder
22. I Don't Want To Be Lonely - John Holt
23. Untitled Instrumental - The Soul Syndicate
24. Fattie Fattie - Zoot Sims
25. In The Room - Lee "Scratch" Perry

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