Various Artists – Don Letts Presents The Mighty Trojan Sound

B.A.D. mainman and Roxy DJ's double-CD tribute to reggae's premier label

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In the late ’60s, Trojan’s Tighten Up series of cut-price reggae compilations not only showcased the label’s wealth of talent but, by adopting a policy of ‘stack’em high and sell’em cheap’, instantly made them accessible to Jamaican youth, a demographic generally excluded from the decade’s swinging prosperity. One such youth was dread auteur Don Letts, who pays tribute to this hugely influential imprint with The Mighty Trojan Sound?a natty skank through the vaults in the company of Gregory Isaacs, Lee Perry, the Heptones and many of the label’s other heavy hitters.


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