Young, Gifted and Black: The Story of Trojan Records

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Sanctuary, 2003 - Music - 311 pages
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Interviewing all who were connected to the label in its golden period, this book tells the story of one of Jamaica's key record labels, now undertaking a revival with a compilation hit album in the UK charts in 2002. Trojan Records was largely responsible for introducing reggae to the mainstream market. In its brief six-year existence, it produced nearly 30 hit singles, created the legendary compilation series Tighten Up and launched new acts like Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Ken Booth, The Pioneers, Bob and Marcia, Greyhound and Dave and Ansell Collins, all against a background of cut-throat politics, cultural divisions, prejudice and entrepreneurial pressure. Young, Gifted and Black is the label's official story, complete with a 12-track CD containing rare archive material from the Trojan vaults and extensive sleeve notes.

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User Review  - kevinashley - LibraryThing

As the title makes clear, this book is a history of the Trojan record label (and its many offspring) in the UK. It's a lot more than that, though, and some of the extras make it excellent value for ... Read full review

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User Review  - D'arcy - Goodreads

A nice passover of the history, but few oral or personal accounts are detailed and leads this to come across as an extended research project rather than feeling the heart and passion of the music ... Read full review

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Notes
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Windrush To 1974
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Music History Part 1
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Copyright

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