Various Artists

Trojan Singles Collection, Vol. 2

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This second of two volumes chronicling Trojan's singles takes in the music from ska and rocksteady up through the early days of reggae. Amongst the highlights are two scorchers from Dave and Ansel Collins ("Monkey Spanner," "Double Barrel"), a skinhead classic compliments of the Upsetters ("Return of Django"), and a ska gem by the Skatalites ("Guns of Navarrone"). And while the hits are plenty -- including sides by Desmond Dekker, the Israelites, and the Ethiopians -- there's also a steady supply of relatively obscure booty from Judge Dread, Rupie Edwards, and Lord Tanamo. After you make your way through the singles collection, just make sure to check out the hundreds of other prime titles of vintage reggae the label has to offer.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:37
2 3:08
3 2:36
4 3:18
5 2:49
6 3:11
7 2:36
8 3:08
9
3:01
10 2:32
11 2:33
12 2:57
13 3:20
14 2:36
15 2:44
16 5:10
17 2:32
18 2:54
19 2:32
20 2:34
21 2:39
22 3:11
23 2:37
24 3:16
25 3:47
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