Various Artists

Trojan Singles Collection

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A compilation of all Trojan's British singles to make the charts from 1969-1976, and a few more. This is reggae with a splash of early-'70s bubble gum pop, hence, the covers of "Pied Piper," "Black and White," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "Black Pearl," among others (cheesy, but mostly preferable to the originals). On the other hand, the tracks from Jimmy Cliff ("Wonderful World, Beautiful People" and the deserved classic "Vietnam") and Desmond Dekker ("You Can Get It If You Really Want It") are still very strong, worthy songs. A fine, mixed bag, which demonstrates a classic label in slight decline, but a boon to collectors.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:19
2
2:41
3 3:07
4 2:35
5 3:26
6 3:12
7 2:25
8 3:08
9 3:10
10 2:30
11 2:54
12 2:59
13 2:25
14 2:44
15
2:52
16 3:24
17 2:37
18 2:26
19 4:45
20 2:46
21
2:24
22 3:35
23 2:52
24 2:33
25 3:08
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