Trojan Records

Trojan Records

Profile:
The Beginning:
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 Chris Blackwell and Lee Gopthal from Island Records, one of the UK's leading independent record companies, launched a sub-label that would come to symbolise and forever be associated with the reggae 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.
The company took its name from Reid's Trojan sound system and eponymous Jamaican label active at the same time -this has a different design, depicting two bulls [fighting in the label ring] and Tarus (sic) inscribed on the right.
Over the initial six months eleven singles were issued in the UK on the Island off-shoot but, by the start of 1968, the company had pulled the plug, deciding their Treasure Isle imprint would suffice as main 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, altough 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.

In the 60s and 70s Trojan Records successfully spread Reggae throughout the UK and beyond, licensing Jamaican recordings as well as producing UK based acts.

The original parent company Trojan Recordings Ltd. and the Trojan back catalogue was sold to Allied Records Ltd. in the 1970s and Allied continued to release records as Trojan Records.
The full Trojan Records catalogue was acquired by Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. in 2001. In 2007, Sanctuary was bought by the Universal Music Group who sold it to BMG in 2013. Since 2014, the Trojan records have been distributed throughout in Europe by BMG with Pias.

Label Code: LC 1344
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Contact Info:
Trojan Records
BMG
5 Merchant Square
London
W2 1AS, UK

Phone: P +44 20 3214 1204
Fax +44 (0) 203 214 –1201
Email: help@trojanrecords.com
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A 006-62522 Leaving Rome  album cover Reggae Strings / Emperor Rosko Reggae Strings / Emperor Rosko - Leaving Rome(7", Single) Trojan Records 1A 006-62522 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
1A 006-63541 Rudy, A Message To You  album cover Dandy Livingstone Rudy, A Message To You(7", Single) Trojan Records 1A 006-63541 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63707 Skinhead Moonstomp  album cover Symarip Skinhead Moonstomp(7", Single, RE) Trojan Records 1A 006-63707 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63516 20 Reggae Blockbusters  album cover Various 20 Reggae Blockbusters(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 1A 062-63516 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062 - 63820 Dance The Ska Vol. 7  album cover Various Dance The Ska Vol. 7(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 1A 062 - 63820 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
1A 138-63331 Various Rebel Music - An Anthology Of Reggae Music(2xLP, Comp) Trojan Records 1A 138-63331 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
2C 006 99.329 I'm Going Back  album cover Winston Groovy I'm Going Back(7") Pathé Marconi EMI, Trojan Records 2C 006 99.329 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 008 61.827 Let's Spend The Night Together   album cover Teddy* And The Discolettes Teddy* And The Discolettes - Let's Spend The Night Together (7") Trojan Records 2C 008 61.827 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C008-63700 Man In Me  album cover Matumbi Man In Me(7") Trojan Records 2C008-63700 France 1980 Sell This Version
2C 008-64459 Thank You Lord  album cover Bob Marley Thank You Lord(7") Trojan Records 2C 008-64459 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 052-52.829 Who Gets Your Love ? / Is It Because I'm Black ?  album cover Ken Boothe Who Gets Your Love ? / Is It Because I'm Black ?(12") Trojan Records, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 052-52.829 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 066 61293 Rasta Revolution  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers Rasta Revolution(LP, Comp, RE) Trojan Records 2C 066 61293 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 066 61295 African Herbsman  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers African Herbsman(LP, Album) Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 066 61295 France 1978 Sell This Version
2 C 068-61782 Presenting Winston Groovy  album cover Winston Groovy Presenting Winston Groovy(LP, Album) Trojan Records 2 C 068-61782 France 1978 Sell This Version
2 C 068-61783 Natty Cultural Dread  album cover Big Youth Natty Cultural Dread(LP, Album, Mono) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 2 C 068-61783 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 068 62595 Never Get To Zion  album cover Pancho Alphonso & The Revolutionaries Pancho Alphonso & The Revolutionaries - Never Get To Zion(LP, Album) Trojan Records 2C 068 62595 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 068 62596 The One Eyed Giant  album cover King Sighter* The One Eyed Giant(LP) Trojan Records 2C 068 62596 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C068 62989 The Best Of Toots And The Maytals  album cover Toots And The Maytals* The Best Of Toots And The Maytals(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 2C068 62989 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 068-98412 2000 Volts Of Holt  album cover John Holt 2000 Volts Of Holt(LP, Album, RE) Trojan Records 2C 068-98412 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 088 61.855 M Screaming Target  album cover Big Youth Screaming Target(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Trojan Records 2C 088 61.855 M France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 266-62.413 Various The Best Of Reggae(Cass, Comp) Pathé Marconi EMI, Trojan Records 2C 266-62.413 France 1979 Sell This Version
4B006-60034 Dan-De-Lion / Eastern Standard Time  album cover Tommy McCook Dan-De-Lion / Eastern Standard Time(7") Trojan Records, Trojan Records 4B006-60034 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4 B006-60078 Up Park Camp  album cover John Holt Up Park Camp(7", Single) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 4 B006-60078 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
4B006-60152 Papa Was A Rolling Stone / Get Ready  album cover The Pioneers Papa Was A Rolling Stone / Get Ready(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60152 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
4B006-60153 Concentration (Vers.2) / I Didn't Know (Vers.1)  album cover Dennis Brown Concentration (Vers.2) / I Didn't Know (Vers.1)(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60153 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-60191 Only A Fool  album cover Mighty Sparrow / Byron Lee And The Dragonaires Mighty Sparrow / Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Only A Fool(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-60191 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-60271 Long Time  album cover Winston Fergus Long Time(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60271 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
4B006-60424 Alton Ellis I'm Still In Love With You (7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-60424 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
4B006-60523 Some Helping Up  album cover Owen Gray Some Helping Up(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60523 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-61504 A Little Bit Of Soap / Over And Over  album cover The Pioneers A Little Bit Of Soap / Over And Over(7", Single) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 4B006-61504 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
4B006-61803 More  album cover Mighty Sparrow More(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-61803 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-62522 Al Capone / Leaving Rome  album cover Emperor Rosko / Reggae Strings Emperor Rosko / Reggae Strings - Al Capone / Leaving Rome(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-62522 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
4B 006-62543 Fire In A Trenchtown  album cover Owen Gray Fire In A Trenchtown(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B 006-62543 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
4B006-98153 Way Of Loving / Sweet Lorraine  album cover Lloyd Miller (2) Way Of Loving / Sweet Lorraine(7", Single) Best Seller 4B006-98153 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4B006-98646 Yours  album cover Love Apples Yours(7") Trojan Records 4B006-98646 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4B006-98723 I Can't Get Used To Losing You / Just Because  album cover Danny Ray (2) I Can't Get Used To Losing You / Just Because(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-98723 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-98832 Side Show  album cover Barry Biggs Side Show(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-98832 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4B006-99552 African Woman  album cover Winston Fergus African Woman(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-99552 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
4B006-99575 El Pussycat / Return Of Django  album cover Roland Alphonso / The Upsetters Roland Alphonso / The Upsetters - El Pussycat / Return Of Django(7", MP) Trojan Records 4B006-99575 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B054-62769 Trojan Reggae Sampler  album cover Various Trojan Reggae Sampler(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B054-62769 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B054-98412 2000 Volts Of Holt  album cover John Holt 2000 Volts Of Holt(LP, Album) Trojan Records 4B054-98412 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-60029 Popcorn Music - Reggae Disco Sound  album cover Various Popcorn Music - Reggae Disco Sound(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B064-60029 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-60030 Tommy McCook  album cover Tommy McCook Tommy McCook(LP) Trojan Records 4B064-60030 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-61276 Reggae Slows  album cover Various Reggae Slows(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B064-61276 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-61360 Reggae Instrumental  album cover Various Reggae Instrumental (Comp) 4B064-61360 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4B064-61802 Mighty Sparrow More(LP, Album) Trojan Records 4B064-61802 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
4B064-99340 Dub Versions  album cover Various Dub Versions(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B064-99340 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4C 006-97882 Darling Dry Your Eyes  album cover Barrington Spence Darling Dry Your Eyes(7") Trojan Records 4C 006-97882 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
5C 256N 60624 Sparrow Meets The Dragon  album cover The Mighty Sparrow* With Byron Lee And The Dragonaires The Mighty Sparrow* With Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Sparrow Meets The Dragon(Cass, RE) Trojan Records 5C 256N 60624 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-61803 More  album cover The Mighty Sparrow* More(7", Single) Trojan Records 5C 006-61803 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-62543 Fire In A Trenchtown  album cover Owen Gray Fire In A Trenchtown(7") Trojan Records 5C 006-62543 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 006-62544 Tell The Youths The Truth / Feeling Is Believing  album cover Jimmy Riley Tell The Youths The Truth / Feeling Is Believing(7") Trojan Records 5C 006-62544 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-91876 You Can Get It If You Really Want   album cover Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want (7", Single) Ember Records 5C 006-91876 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 052-62166 Reggae Masterpieces  album cover Various Reggae Masterpieces(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 5C 052-62166 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-61802 More  album cover Mighty Sparrow More(LP, Album) Trojan Records 5C 062-61802 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C K052Z-62543 Fire In A Trenchtown  album cover Owen Gray Fire In A Trenchtown(12") Trojan Records 5C K052Z-62543 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5N 006N-60191 Only A Fool  album cover Mighty Sparrow / Byron Lee And The Dragonaires Mighty Sparrow / Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Only A Fool (Single) 5N 006N-60191 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5N 006N-60696 Stranger In Love / Babylon Bridges  album cover Eli Emmanuel Stranger In Love / Babylon Bridges(7", Single) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 5N 006N-60696 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5N 058N-60624 Sparrow Meets The Dragon  album cover The Mighty Sparrow* With Byron Lee And The Dragonaires The Mighty Sparrow* With Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Sparrow Meets The Dragon(LP, Album, RE) Trojan Records 5N 058N-60624 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5N 006-60424 Muriel / I Am Still In Love  album cover Alton Ellis Muriel / I Am Still In Love(7", Single) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 5N 006-60424 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5N 006-60923 Love Grows  album cover Lloyd Miller (2) Love Grows(7", Single) Trojan Records 5N 006-60923 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
7CLASSY1 Eighteen With A Bullet  album cover Derrick Harriott Eighteen With A Bullet(7", RE) Trojan Records 7CLASSY1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
7 Classy 3 Everything I Own / Crying Over You  album cover Ken Boothe Everything I Own / Crying Over You (Single) 7 Classy 3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
7 PA 2 Shub In  album cover Frankie Paul Shub In(7") Trojan Records 7 PA 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
734CD0111 Good Thing Going (The Best Of Sugar Minott)  album cover Sugar Minott Good Thing Going (The Best Of Sugar Minott)(CD, Comp) Trojan Records 734CD0111 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
10 151 AT Double Barrel  album cover Dave And Ansil Collins* Double Barrel (Single) 10 151 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 243 AT I Must Go Back / Baby I Want To Be Near You  album cover Jackie Edwards I Must Go Back / Baby I Want To Be Near You(7") Trojan Records 10 243 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 277 AT Pied Piper  album cover Bob & Marcia Pied Piper (Single) 10 277 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10299 AT 54-46 Was My Number    album cover The Maytals 54-46 Was My Number (7", MP) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 10299 AT Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
10301A Black And White  album cover Greyhound (4) Black And White(7", Single, Mono) Trojan Records 10301A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
10 301 AT Black And White  album cover Greyhound (4) Black And White (Single) 10 301 AT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10 303 AT Monkey Spanner  album cover Dave & Ansel Collins Monkey Spanner(7", Single) Trojan Records 10 303 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 391 Let Your Yeah Be Yeah  album cover The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah(7", Single) Trojan Records 10 391 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10391 AT Let Your Yeah Be Yeah  album cover The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah(7", Single) Trojan Records 10391 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10423 AT Walk The World Away  album cover Teddy Brown (3) Walk The World Away (Single) 10423 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 493 AT Hot Honolulu Night / Come Back Jane  album cover Monsoon (8) Hot Honolulu Night / Come Back Jane(7") Trojan Records 10 493 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 493 AT Hot Honolulu Night  album cover Monsoon (8) Hot Honolulu Night(7", Single) Trojan Records 10 493 AT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10709 Dandy* Salt Of The Earth / Reggae In Your Jeggae(7", Single) Trojan Records 10709 Unknown Sell This Version
10709 AT Salt Of The Earth  album cover Dandy* Salt Of The Earth(7") Trojan Records 10709 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10721 Brandy / Lead Me Back  album cover Scott English Brandy / Lead Me Back(7") Trojan Records 10721 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
10 721 AT Brandy  album cover Scott English Brandy (Single) 10 721 AT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10751 AT Follow The Leader  album cover Greyhound (4) Follow The Leader(7", Single) Trojan Records 10751 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 783 AT Act Like A Man  album cover Roger Holman Act Like A Man(7", Single) Trojan Records 10 783 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10.785-A Give A Little, Take A Little  album cover The Pioneers Give A Little, Take A Little(7", Single) Trojan Records 10.785-A Spain 1972 Sell This Version
10 785 AT Give A Little, Take A Little  album cover The Pioneers Give A Little, Take A Little (Single) 10 785 AT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.863 Moon River  album cover Greyhound (4) Moon River(7", Single) Trojan Records 10.863 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
10.863 A Moon River  album cover Greyhound (4) Moon River(7", Single, Promo) Trojan Records 10.863 A Spain 1972 Sell This Version
10 863 AT Moon River  album cover Greyhound (4) Moon River (Single) 10 863 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12003 AT Karaté / Doing Your Own Thing  album cover Dave & Ansel Collins Karaté / Doing Your Own Thing(7") Trojan Records 12003 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
12 006 AT Who Turned The World Around / I Love You So  album cover Tony Gregory Who Turned The World Around / I Love You So(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 006 AT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
12046 AT Mother And Child Reunion  album cover Pioneers* & Greyhound (4) Pioneers* & Greyhound (4) - Mother And Child Reunion(7", Single) Trojan Records 12046 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12 099 AT I Am What I Am / Sky High  album cover Greyhound (4) I Am What I Am / Sky High(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 099 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 110 AT You Don't Know Like I Know  album cover The Pioneers You Don't Know Like I Know (Single) 12 110 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 258 AT Roll Muddy River  album cover The Pioneers Roll Muddy River(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 258 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 314 AT Floating  album cover Greyhound (4) Floating(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 314 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 326 AT Big Six / One Armed Bandit  album cover Judge Dread Big Six / One Armed Bandit (Single) 12 326 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12 335 Suzanne, Beware Of The Devil  album cover Dandy Livingstone Suzanne, Beware Of The Devil(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 335 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 476 AT I Believe In Love / Habit  album cover The Pioneers I Believe In Love / Habit 12 476 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12 502 AT Big Seven  album cover Judge Dread Big Seven (Single) 12 502 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12525-A Big City / Think About That  album cover Dandy Livingstone Big City / Think About That(7", Single) Trojan Records 12525-A Spain 1973 Sell This Version