Trojan Records

Trojan Records

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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 are released in Europe by BMG with Pias.
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Contact Info:
Trojan Records
Twyman House
31-39 Camden Road
London NW1 9LF

Fax: 0171 268 6746
Email: feedback@trojanrecords.com
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A 006-62522 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 Dandy Livingstone Rudy, A Message To You(7", Single) Trojan Records 1A 006-63541 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63516 Various 20 Reggae Blockbusters(LP) Trojan Records 1A 062-63516 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062 - 63820 Various Dance The Ska Vol. 7(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 1A 062 - 63820 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
2C 006 99.329 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 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 Matumbi Man In Me(7") Trojan Records 2C008-63700 France 1980 Sell This Version
2C 008-64459 Bob Marley Thank You Lord(7") Trojan Records 2C 008-64459 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 052-52.829 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 Bob Marley & The Wailers Rasta Revolution(LP, Comp, RE) Trojan Records 2C 066 61293 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 066 61295 Bob Marley & The Wailers African Herbsman(LP, Album) Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 066 61295 France 1978 Sell This Version
2 C 068-61783 Big Youth Natty Cultural Dread(LP, Album, Mono) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 2 C 068-61783 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C068 62989 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 John Holt 2000 Volts Of Holt(LP, Album, RE) Trojan Records 2C 068-98412 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 088 61.855 M Big Youth Screaming Target(LP, Album, RE, Mono) Trojan Records 2C 088 61.855 M France 1978 Sell This Version
4B006-60034 Tommy McCook Dan-De-Lion / Eastern Standard Time(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60034 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4 B006-60078 John Holt Up Park Camp(7") Trojan Records 4 B006-60078 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-60152 The Pioneers Papa Was A Rolling Stone / Get Ready(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60152 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-60153 Dennis Brown Concentration (Vers.2) / I Didn't Know (Vers.1)(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60153 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-60191 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 Winston Fergus Long Time(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60271 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-60523 Owen Gray Some Helping Up(7") Trojan Records 4B006-60523 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-61504 The Pioneers A Little Bit Soap / Over And Over(7", Single) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 4B006-61504 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-62522 Emperor Rosko / Reggae Strings Emperor Rosko / Reggae Strings - Al Capone / Leaving Rome(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-62522 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
4B006-98153 Lloyd Miller (2) Way Of Loving / Sweet Lorraine(7", Single) Best Seller 4B006-98153 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4B006-98646 Love Apples Yours(7") Trojan Records 4B006-98646 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4B006-98728 Danny Ray (2) I Can't Get Used To Losing You / Just Because(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-98728 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-98832 Barry Biggs Side Show(7", Single) Trojan Records 4B006-98832 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4B 006-99552 Winston Fergus African Woman(7") Trojan Records 4B 006-99552 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B006-99575 Roland Alphonso / The Upsetters Roland Alphonso / The Upsetters - El Pussycat / Return Of Django(7") Trojan Records 4B006-99575 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B054-62769 Various Trojan Reggae Sampler(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B054-62769 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B054-98412 John Holt 2000 Volts Of Holt(LP, Album) Trojan Records 4B054-98412 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-60029 Various Popcorn Music - Reggae Disco Sound(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B064-60029 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-61276 Various Reggae Slows(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B064-61276 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-61360 Various Reggae Instrumental (Comp) 4B064-61360 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4B064-99340 Various Dub Versions(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 4B064-99340 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4C 006-97882 Barrington Spence Darling Dry Your Eyes(7") Trojan Records 4C 006-97882 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
5C 256N 60624 Mighty Sparrow, The* With Byron Lee And The Dragonaires Mighty Sparrow, The* 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 The Mighty Sparrow* More(7", Single) Trojan Records 5C 006-61803 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-62543 Owen Gray Fire In A Trenchtown(7") Trojan Records 5C 006-62543 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-62544 Jimmy Riley Tell The Youths The Truth / Feeling Is Believing(7") Trojan Records 5C 006-62544 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 052-62166 Various Reggae Masterpieces(LP, Comp) Trojan Records 5C 052-62166 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-61802 Mighty Sparrow More(LP, Album) Trojan Records 5C 062-61802 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C K052Z-62543 Owen Gray Fire In A Trenchtown(12") Trojan Records 5C K052Z-62543 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5N 006N-60191 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 Eli Emmanuel Stranger In Love / Babylon Bridges(7", Single) Trojan Records 5N 006N-60696 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5N 058N-60624 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 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 Lloyd Miller (2) Love Grows(7", Single) Trojan Records 5N 006-60923 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
7CLASSY1 Derrick Harriott Eighteen With A Bullet(7", RE) Trojan Records 7CLASSY1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
7 Classy 3 Ken Boothe Everything I Own / Crying Over You (Single) 7 Classy 3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
7 PA 2 Frankie Paul Shub In(7") Trojan Records 7 PA 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
734CD0111 Sugar Minott Good Thing Going (The Best Of Sugar Minott)(CD, Comp) Trojan Records 734CD0111 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
10 151 AT Dave And Ansil Collins* Double Barrel (Single) 10 151 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 243 AT 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 Bob & Marcia Pied Piper (Single) 10 277 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10299 AT The Maytals / The Melodians The Maytals / The Melodians - 54-46 Was My Number / Sweet Sensation(7", MP) Trojan Records, Trojan Records 10299 AT Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
10301A Greyhound (4) Black And White(7", Single, Mono) Trojan Records 10301A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
10 301 AT Greyhound (4) Black And White (Single) 10 301 AT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.301 AT Greyhound (4) Black And White / Sand In Your Shoes(7", Single) Trojan Records 10.301 AT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
10 303 AT Dave & Ansel Collins Monkey Spanner(7", Single) Trojan Records 10 303 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 391 The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah(7", Single) Trojan Records 10 391 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10391 AT The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah(7", Single) Trojan Records 10391 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10423 AT Teddy Brown (3) Walk The World Away (Single) 10423 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 493 AT Monsoon (8) Hot Honolulu Night / Come Back Jane(7") Trojan Records 10 493 AT Netherlands 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 Dandy* Salt Of The Earth(7") Trojan Records 10709 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10721 Scott English Brandy / Lead Me Back(7") Trojan Records 10721 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
10721 AT Scott English Brandy / Lead Me Back (Single) 10721 AT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10751 AT Greyhound (4) Follow The Leader(7", Single) Trojan Records 10751 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10 783 AT Roger Holman Act Like A Man(7", Single) Trojan Records 10 783 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
10.785-A The Pioneers Give A Little, Take A Little(7", Single) Trojan Records 10.785-A Spain 1972 Sell This Version
10 785 AT The Pioneers Give A Little, Take A Little (Single) 10 785 AT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.863 Greyhound (4) Moon River(7", Single) Trojan Records 10.863 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
10.863 A Greyhound (4) Moon River(7", Single, Promo) Trojan Records 10.863 A Spain 1972 Sell This Version
10 863 AT Greyhound (4) Moon River (Single) 10 863 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12003 AT Dave & Ansel Collins Karaté / Doing Your Own Thing(7") Trojan Records 12003 AT Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
12 006 AT 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 Pioneers* & Greyhound (4) Pioneers* & Greyhound (4) - Mother And Child Reunion(7", Single) Trojan Records 12046 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12 099 AT Greyhound (4) I Am What I Am / Sky High(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 099 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 110 AT The Pioneers You Don't Know Like I Know (Single) 12 110 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 258 AT The Pioneers Roll Muddy River(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 258 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 314 AT Greyhound (4) Floating(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 314 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 326 AT Judge Dread Big Six / One Armed Bandit (Single) 12 326 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12 335 Dandy Livingstone Suzanne, Beware Of The Devil(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 335 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 476 AT The Pioneers I Believe In Love / Habit 12 476 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
12 502 AT Judge Dread Big Seven (Single) 12 502 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12525-A Dandy Livingstone Big City / Think About That(7", Single) Trojan Records 12525-A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
12 525 AT Dandy Livingstone Big City (Single) 12 525 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
12 612 AT Desmond Dekker It Gotta Be So / The First Time For A Long Time(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 612 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
12 698 AT Judge Dread Big Eight(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 698 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
12 710 AT Dandy Livingstone Come Back Liza(7", Single) Trojan Records 12 710 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
12 938 AT Peaches* Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)(7") Trojan Records 12 938 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
13 094 AT Happy Junior And The I.Q.S. Loop-De-Loop / In Style(7") Trojan Records 13 094 AT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
13 218 AT The Pioneers A Little Bit Soap / Hit Me With Music(7", Single) Trojan Records 13 218 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
13 219 AT Judge Dread Dr. Kitch / Molly(7", Single) Trojan Records 13 219 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
13 487 AT Judge Dread Big Nine(7") Trojan Records 13 487 AT Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
14.984 Jackie Edwards I Must Go Back / Baby I Want To Be Near You(7") Trojan Records 14.984 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
14.985-A Bob And Marcia* Pied Piper / Save Me(7", Single) Trojan Records 14.985-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
14.986-A Dave & Ansel Collins Monkey Spanner(7", Single, Mono) Trojan Records 14.986-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version