Trojan Forum Forum Index Trojan Forum
Trojan and other JA music discussion forum
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Hello everyone!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Trojan Forum Forum Index -> If you're new, please say say "Hello" before posting in the main forum!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kalcidis
On Board


Joined: 11 Feb 2015
Posts: 2
Location: Sweden

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:24 am    Post subject: Hello everyone! Reply with quote

Hi!

My name is Joakim and I'm 30 years old and living in Stockholm, Sweden working in digital marketing. One of the first reggae records I bought was Barrington Levy's brilliant album Poor Man Style, produced by Linval and released on Trojan. And I guess it describes my musical taste quite well. Barrington is one of my favourite singers of all time, the early 80's is still my era of choice and producers such as Linval and Junjo are the ones I always return to. I also enjoy the roots music of the 70's with producers such as Yabby You, Keith Hudson, Bunny Lee. The last two or three years I've been heavy into dub albums as well. Besides JA related music I've been listening a lot to hiphop (my first musical love when I got Ice-T's Power album as a kid) and greek music such as old rebetika.

I've know of the Trojan forum for quite some time but never registered due to figuring the focus here is on earlier periods of Carribean music than I usually listen to. But my friend Ray Small Axe has spoken very well of this forum and the people here so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Also in 2015 I told myself that I'd investigate ska, rocksteady and early reggae more thoroughly. So not only is this my first post here but I'm going to ask you a favour as well. If you would recommend a compilation of JA music from the any of these earlier eras of Jamaican music for me to listen to, which one would it be?

Looking forward to get to know the Trojan forum. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Bosssounds
Golden Festival


Joined: 14 May 2003
Posts: 9427
Location: Near sunny Southend-on-Sea

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings and welcome Joachim - wonderful to see you here Smile I think you know me as Madame Streggae over on the Pama Forum...........
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RudePete
Golden Festival


Joined: 25 Jan 2008
Posts: 14720
Location: Reading

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joachim....

Quite a few of us on here post/have posted on Pama... And, most are Roots fans too.. Smile

You could do a lot worse than start with the Trojan box sets "Ska", "Rock Steady" etc etc etc..... Smile
_________________
It's better to burn out than fade away.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Charlie Chalk
Golden Festival


Joined: 19 Aug 2011
Posts: 8427
Location: Oxford

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome Joachim.

(I'm better known as Andy Capp on the other side!)
_________________
Natty ago watch the baldhead hairdresser; real live wire.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/iloveoxfordutd/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3984.m1543.l2654
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
kalcidis
On Board


Joined: 11 Feb 2015
Posts: 2
Location: Sweden

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must have missed some unwritten rule because it seems that on every forum I visit the same people are there under names. Is it to make the musical fan base look larger than it is perhaps? Laughing

Thanks for the welcome, Andy/Charlie, RudePete (with the vintage receipt), Streggae/Boss. Smile

And thanks for the advice RudePete on the compilations. I think I have that Rock Steady CD somewhere in my basement – but I've never listened to it (it would actually be my girlfriends).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Zapatoo_the_Tiger
Site Admin


Joined: 12 May 2003
Posts: 60848
Location: Surrey (KT16)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joakim and welcome.

I'm "Zapatoo_the_Tiger" here and "Zapatoo_the_Tiger" on Pama as well (although I don't visit anymore).

Strangely, I was "Zapatoo_the_Tiger" on Chatty Mouth and am "Zapatoo_the_Tiger" on B&F, although I only occasionally look in over there!

To the above I'd add the must-have "Foundation Ska" 2CD set from Heartbeat (CD HB185/186 - 1997) and the excellent "Ska Bonanza" also a 2CD set from Heartbeat (CDHB86/87 - 1991).

The latter has comprehensive liner notes, while the music is very early Ska, pre-dating what's on "Foundation Ska".

Be aware that "Ska Bonanza" got a re-issue several years ago with a slight difference in tracks (possibly only 1 CD as well).

The "Trojan Jamaican R&B Box Set" (TJETD042 / 2002) is worth seeking out. Again, the tracks tend to pre-date 1964, but Owen Gray never cut a tune as good as the raucous MIDNIGHT TRACK (1962 / Charles Moo) did he?
_________________
Play it nice and cool, son. Nice and cool! You know what I mean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63rcdLeXiU8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFuYIi5-igc
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
BAFF BOOM
Golden Festival


Joined: 25 Jul 2007
Posts: 3378
Location: Southampton

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome aboard joakim
_________________
Step across,and meet the boss
............................................
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dr. Sploom
Golden Festival


Joined: 25 Dec 2007
Posts: 29693
Location: Commonwealth of Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard! Those sets that RudePete, and Zap recommend, are top! For early Reggae, I'd go after a copy of "Full Up", chocked full of great Bunny Lee Reggae.....For Skinhead friendly material, "Dancehall '69", "Dawning of an Era", "Skinhead Revolt", and "Skinhead Jamboree" do it for me, everytime..... Cool

I'd also go out and get a copy of "Nyah Reggae Rock" by Clancy Eccles, and the Dynamites.....And, the Dynamites "Are the Wild Reggae Bunch" is sublime! So's both sets of Sound Dimension on Soul Jazz....."Mojo Rocksteady Beat", and "Jamaican Soul Shake Vol.1"....

Derrick Harriot and the Crystalites "For a Fistfull of Dollars", is more top notch early Reggae happiness! So's Derrick Harriott's "The Sensational Derrick Harriott Sings Rock Steady Reggae".... Cool Cool Cool
_________________
It seems that our brave new world is becoming less tolerant, spiritual and educated than it ever was when I was young.
-Lemmy Kilmister

I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas.
-Tom Waits
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DOWNTOWN
Golden Festival


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 2987
Location: Middx

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello & welcome Joakim.

I'm Observer at Pama Forum.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
skadad
Golden Festival


Joined: 22 Feb 2005
Posts: 2699
Location: Leeds

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening mate! Welcome aboard Cool
_________________
take me to jamaica where the ska comes from!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nojan
Music Is The Key


Joined: 12 Jan 2015
Posts: 101
Location: Sweden

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hej Joakim och välkommen! Jag är också ny här men du "känner" mig sen tidigare både på BAF och Skawars. Fridens ! / Matti
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kirkatron
Paradise


Joined: 12 Jun 2003
Posts: 367
Location: Swindon

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joakim and welcome Smile

One of my favourite early reggae compilations is the expanded reissue of Tighten Up Vol 2.

It contains the original twelve tracks and their B sides plus another twenty four tracks from a similar vintage.

Cheers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Zapatoo_the_Tiger
Site Admin


Joined: 12 May 2003
Posts: 60848
Location: Surrey (KT16)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nojan wrote:
Hej Joakim och välkommen! Jag är också ny här men du "känner" mig sen tidigare både på BAF och Skawars. Fridens ! / Matti
I agree Mr. Green
_________________
Play it nice and cool, son. Nice and cool! You know what I mean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63rcdLeXiU8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFuYIi5-igc
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
j j
Golden Festival


Joined: 07 Sep 2003
Posts: 2286
Location: NZ

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya Kal, you'll know me as j j of course Smile
_________________
j j
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Trojan Forum Forum Index -> If you're new, please say say "Hello" before posting in the main forum! All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group