V/A – 20 Reggae Classics (TRLS 222)


When I first lived in England during ’85/’86 the three albums I listened to most were Roxy’s Stranded, a fairly comprehensive budget label Kinks 2Lp ’60s greatest hits and a cassette of Trojan’s 20 Reggae Classics. Well, recently, I was missing populist late 60’s/early 70’s ska/raggae stuff, having not replaced it as I delved headlong into the connoisseurs’ world of Soul Jazz/Blood & Fire/Pressure Sounds/etc. re-issues. Finding the vinyl version today, I wasn’t even going to bother posting it since it’s such obvious stuff, especially in this country.

I changed my mind, however, as I listened to it this evening and was reminded of the reasons why I love pop music and that this is THE BEST COMPILATION ALBUM EVER MADE.

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Published in: on July 31, 2011 at 9:51 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Nice compilation for sure – but it must come second in the Best Comp of All Time catagory …. the easy winner surely being Mutant Disco ?? http://www.zerecords.com/release.php?id=410

  2. I stand corrected.

  3. Reggae is not something I listen to all the time. Fairly regularly though, and whenever I come back to it I immediately think to myself: this is just the best.

    I have the original 6 track vinyl Mutant Disco comp which includes the truly incredible Coati Mundi track Que Pasa/Me No Pop I.

    Hmmm – Reggae, mutant disco, soul, funk. It’s all great! And “Stranded” is a great album too!


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