Various ‎– Judge Sympathy - The Birth Of Trojan

Trojan Records ‎– TJLBX376
11 × Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue
Box Set, Compilation

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TR-001 [TJLBX376/1]
A Duke Reid's All Stars Judge Sympathy
Vocals [Tenor, Uncredited] – Alton EllisWritten-By – Reid*
B Roland Alphonso & The Supersonics Never To Be Mine (O Solo Mio)
Written-By – Schroeder*, DiCapua*, Gold*
TR-002 [TJLBX376/2]
A Tony & Dennis Folk Song
Written-By – Reid*
B Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Starry Night
Written-By – Tchaïkovsky*
TR-003 [TJLBX376/3]
A The Three Tops It's Raining
Written-By – Reid*
B The Three Tops Sound Of Music
Written-By – Reid*
TR-004 [TJLBX376/4]
A Alton Ellis Ain't That Lovin' You
Written-By – Jones*, Banks*
B Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Comet Rock Steady (Aka Tommy's Rocksteady)
Written-By – McCook*
TR-005 [TJLBX376/5]
A Oliver St. Patrick & The Diamonds (2) I Want To Be Loved (I Need You)
Written-By – Reid*
B Oliver St. Patrick & Phyllis Dillon Tulips (And Heather)
Written-By – Fields*, Barnes*, Roncoroni*
TR-006 [TJLBX376/6]
A Phyllis Dillon This Is A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Written-By – Adamson*, McHugh*
B Phyllis Dillon A Thing Of The Past
Written-By – Brass*, Levine*
TR-007 [TJLBX376/7]
A The Jamaicans Dedicate My Song To You (Aka Dedicated To You)
Written-By – Mayfield*
B The Jamaicans (How Can I) Unlove You (Aka Things I Said To You)
Written-By – South*
TR-009 [TJLBX376/8]
A Alton Ellis & The Flames Why Birds Follow Spring
Written-By – Ellis*
B Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Soul Rock
Written-By – McCook*
TR-010 [TJLBX376/9]
A Freddie McKay Love Is A Treasure
Written-By – Reid*
B Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Zazuka
Written-By – McCook*
TR-011 [TJLBX376/10]
A Dobby Dobson (I'm A) Loving Pauper
Written-By – Ralph*
B Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Sir Don (Aka Yeh, Yeh!)
Written-By – Hendricks*, Patrick*, Grant*
TR-015 [TJLBX376/11]
A Phyllis Dillon Make Me Yours
Written-By – Swann*
B Phyllis Dillon Leave It In The Hands Of Love (Aka We Have Happiness)
Written-By – DeMell*, De Santo*

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Eleven replica singles originally issued on the Trojan Records label in 1967, housed in a box set featuring original as well as box set catalog numbers. The original Trojan releases featured in this box set are as follows:

TR-001: Duke Reid* / Roland Alphonso - Judge Sympathy / Never To Be Mine
TR-002: Tony And Dennis* / Tommy McCook - Fook Sang / Starry Night
TR-003: The Treetops* - It's Raining / Sound Of Music
TR-004: Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook - Ain't That Lovin' You / Comet Rock Steady
TR-005: Oliver St. Patrick And The Diamonds (2) - I Want To Be Loved / Tulips
TR-006: Phyllis Dellon* - This Is A Lovely Way / Things Of The Past
TR-007: The Jamaicans - Dedicated To You / Things I Said To You
TR-009: Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook - Wise Birds Follow Spring / Soul Rock
TR-010: The Treasure Boys* / Tommy McCook - Love Is A Treasure / Zazuca
TR-011: Dobby Dobson / Tommy McCook - Loving Pauper / Sir Don
TR-015: Shirley Kay - Make Me Yours / We Have Happiness

Liner notes with all credits and a short story about every song.
Sometimes songs are named differently in the booklet than on the label.
Booklet titles used for discogs submit.

[TJLBX376/9] is credited to "The Treasure Boys" on the center labels
[TJLBX376/10] is credited to "Tommy McCook & The Supersonics" on the center labels
[TJLBX376/11] is credited to "Shirley Kay" on the center labels

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5050159937691
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/1A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/1B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/2A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/2B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/3A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/3B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/4A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/4B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/5A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/5B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/6A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/6B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/7A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/7B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/8A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/8B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/9A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/9B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/10A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/10B
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/11A
  • Matrix / Runout: TJLBX376/11B



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March 12, 2017

From the Liner Notes:
Although seemingly inconsequential at the time, July 28th 1967 proved to be a momentous date in the history of Jamaican music. For it was on that day that Island Records, one of the UK's leading record companies launched a label that would come to symbolise and forever be associated with the style that was to make Jamaica a musical superpower. The imprint was of course Trojan, a subsidiary created specifically to showcase the productions of one of Jamaica's most popular and successful producers, Arthur "Duke" Reid, who himself had acquired the moniker from the make of the British-built seven-ton truck he had used to transport his powerful sound system around the island since the fifties. Some elven singles subsequently saw issue on the Island off-shoot over the six months immediately following its creation, but by the start of 1968, the company had pulled the plug, deciding their Treasure Isle imprint would suffice as the sole output for Duke Reid's material in the UK. Nonetheless, during its brief lifespan, the Trojan label had highlighted some of the finest music to emanate from Jamaica during the height of the Rocksteady era. The Trojan Story might well have ended there, with the label little more than a footnote in the annals of Island Records' illustrious history, and that it is not is due more to luck than forethought. Some seven months after its demise, Trojan was resurrected, although this time around it was much more than just a minor, if respectable, Jamaican music label. Now it was a new dynamic company that over the coming years would dominate the Jamaican records market in the UK. But that, of course, is quite another story.