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The Linval Thompson Trojan Roots Album Collection (Expanded Edition) (2CD)

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The Linval Thompson Trojan Roots Album Collection (Expanded Edition) (2CD)
The Linval Thompson Trojan Roots Album Collection (Expanded Edition) (2CD)


  • Includes two albums new to CD
  • Many recordings unavailable for over 40 years
  • Some of the finest roots tracks of the late 1970s


By the late Seventies, increasing numbers of Jamaican performers were turning their hand to studio production work, and of these few made the transition more effectively than Linval Thompson.

Having already made his mark as one of the island’s premier roots performers, the singer-songwriter launched his Thompson Sound label in 1977, finding immediate success with a series of best-selling recordings, all produced at Kingston’s revered Channel One studio, where he enlisted the services of celebrated in-house band, the Revolutionaries.

Among the first artistes to benefit from Thompson's talents as a producer were leading dee-jays, Big Joe and Trinity, whose work spawned two popular long-players, 'African Princess' and 'Rock In The Ghetto'.

Released by Trojan Records in 1978 and 1979, respectively, both of these lauded collections finally see their official reissue with this 2CD set, which also includes Thompson’s own best-selling album, 'I Love Marijuana', and ten bonus tracks, first issued by the famed London-based reggae company on its Attack subsidiary.


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  2. I Love Marijuana - Linval Thompson
  3. Dread Are The Controller - Linval Thompson
  4. The Children Of The Ghetto - Linval Thompson
  5. Don't Push Your Brother - Linval Thompson
  6. Begging For Apology - Linval Thompson
  7. Not Follow Fashion - Linval Thompson
  8. Roots Lady - Linval Thompson
  9. Big Big Girl - Linval Thompson
  10. Just Another Girl - Linval Thompson
  11. Starlight - Linval Thompson
  12. Jamaican Calley (Version) - Linval Thompson
  13. African Princess - Big Joe
  14. Solomon Agunda - Big Joe
  15. Don't Fuss And Fight - Big Joe
  16. Smoke Marijuana - Big Joe
  17. Merry Go Round - Big Joe
  18. Tubby At The Controls - Big Joe
  19. Judy - Big Joe
  20. Big Disgrace - Big Joe
  21. Love Can Conque - Big Joe
  22. Pauline Love The Natty - Big Joe
  23. Follow My Heart (12 Version) Trinity - Trinity
  24. Pope Paul Dead And Gone (12 Version) Trinity - Trinity
  25. Easy Does It - Trinity
  26. Life Is Not Easy - Trinity
  27. Tell It To Me Mother - Trinity
  28. Have A Little Faith - Trinity
  29. Dangerous Rockers And Ting - Trinity
  30. Don't Lose Me - Trinity
  31. Every Trick In The Book - Trinity
  32. Rock In The Ghetto - Trinity
  33. Pope Paul Dead And Gone - Trinity
  34. Freedom Style - Trinity
  35. Follow My Heart - Trinity
  36. Mr C.I.D. - Barry Brown
  37. King Tubbys Rockers - Scientist & The Roots Radics
  38. Theres A Song - Pat Kelly
  39. Lovers Style - The Roots Radics
  40. Here With Me - Linval Thompson
  41. Come On Baby, Dub Style - The Roots Radics
  42. Pop No Style - Linval Thompson
  43. Second Hand Girl - Scientist & The Roots Radics
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