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Trojan Box Set: DJ

Trojan Box Set: Dj


The Trojan label box sets are one of the best introductions into specific Jamaican genres on the market. The budget-priced boxes stuff in over 50 songs across three CDs, and although they are parsimonious with the liner notes and infuriatingly unhelpful with the credits, there isn't much of better value to be had. The Trojan D.J. box set is yet a further example of the plusses and minuses of this series. The discs are positively packed with hits from all of the era's greatest stars. U-Roy flashes his whip, Big Youth is indeed killer and a screaming target for his competitors to try to beat, Dennis Alcapone is crowned the King of Kings and remains the perennial DJ's choice, while I-Roy proves that "Blackman Time" is the best time of the day. All four of these superstars are well served within, each spotlighted by a handful of their top toasts. A little further down the ladder were DJs like Scotty, Shorty, Charlie Ace, and Lizzy, all popular in their day, but whose accomplishments have faded with time. The first two each receive several cuts, and their "Yamaha Skank" and "I Worry," respectively, are both top-notch, as is Lizzy's "Love Is a Treasure." Dave Barker is as renowned for his singing as his DJing, and his toasting was as exuberant as his singing was sweet. His "I Got to Get Away" is an absolute masterpiece. There are also welcome inclusions from such early groundbreakers as King Stitt and Sir Lord Comic, as well as a number from now long-forgotten DJs like Blake Boy and Prince Heron. What's missing is any sense of chronology, any mention of the producers, and any identification of the rhythms being rapped over. For novices, this can lead to endless weeks of playing Name That Tune, and even veterans will find the lack of information disturbing. Buy it for the music, then get going on your own research. ~ Jo-Ann Greene, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: --
  • Label: Trojan
  • UPC: 766126100429
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Screaming Target Big Youth
  • 2. Festival Wise U Roy
  • 3. Yamaha Skank Shorty The President
  • 4. Dj's Choice Winston Horseman Williams
  • 5. Hot Bomb I Roy/The Jumpers
  • 6. King Of Kings Dennis Alcapone
  • 7. I Got To Get Away Dave Barker
  • 8. Pride And Joy Rock Big Youth
  • 9. Love Is A Treasure Lizzy Borden
  • 10. Tide Is High, The U Roy
  • 11. Riddle This Scotty
  • 12. Blackman Time I Roy
  • 13. Herbsman (Shuffle) King Stitt/Andy Capp
  • 14. Cambodia Blake Boy
  • 15. S90 Skank Big Youth
  • 16. Place Called Africa Winston Prince
  • 17. Earthquake U Roy
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Clean Race Scotty
  • 2. Spanish Amigo Dennis Alcapone
  • 3. Buck And The Preacher I Roy
  • 4. Hot Stick Version Phillip Samuels
  • 5. Be Careful Big Youth
  • 6. True True U Roy
  • 7. Vigerton 2 King Stitt
  • 8. Cow Town Skank I Roy
  • 9. Teach The Children Dennis Alcapone
  • 10. Red Gold And Green I Roy
  • 11. Draw Your Brakes Scotty
  • 12. Jack Of My Trade Sir Lord Comic
  • 13. Moving Version Big Youth
  • 14. Give Me Power Version King Iwah
  • 15. Flashing My Whip U Roy
  • 16. Fire Corner King Stitt
  • 17. Ripe Cherry Dennis Alcapone
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. Hammering Catherine Campbell
  • 2. Shock & Shake Charlie Ace
  • 3. To The Fields Herman
  • 4. I Worry Scotty
  • 5. Tripe Girl I Roy
  • 6. Dreamland Version Big Youth
  • 7. Great Woggie, The Dennis Alcapone
  • 8. Love I Tender U Roy
  • 9. High Explosion Lloyd Young
  • 10. Wet Version Dave Barker
  • 11. Children Children Scotty
  • 12. Right Song, The Lizzy Borden
  • 13. Killer, The Big Youth
  • 14. Ten Commandments
  • 15. Dj's Choice Dennis Alcapone
  • 16. Dr. Phibbs I Roy
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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