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Trojan Presents: Boss Reggae
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A very good compilation of so called `Boss Reggae' that comes with a nice 12 page colour booklet that has good liner notes by Ian McCann, label scans and record covers. Overall the sound quality is good (sadly, 1 or 2 have slight distortion and in parts tape warping). There's a good mix of tracks, a nice blend of classics, more familiar tracks and new to cd (18 tracks making their cd debut).

Cd 1. 1968 - 1969 (56.50mins). The key tracks here are the excellent `Sufferer' by The Kingstonians and the fierce `Come into my parlour' by The Bleechers (these are main stays of any reggae compilation worth its corn). If you don't own these 2 tracks already they are must haves. New favourites to my ears are - `How long' by Pat Kelly and the fantastic love song `Strange' by Dobby Dobson. This cd finishes with a rare version of Harry J All Stars classic `Liquidator'. Overall 8/10.

Cd 2. 1969 - 1970 (63.50mins). Opens with `Moon Hop' by Derrick Morgan, the next track is the recently discovered in the vaults `Red, red wine' (extended version - 5.57mins) by Tony Tribe. `Reggae in your Jeggae' by Dandy is a familiar classic. Other goodies are `Too experienced' by Owen Gray and `My Love & I' by Millie. Some of the later tracks aren't my bag - except `No more heartaches' by The Coloured Raisons, not as good as cd 1. Overall 7/10.

Overall, a great value for money 2 disc set with lots of goodies to discover. Recommended, also check out the recently released `Mod Ska' & `The Producers' cd's by Trojan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2014
These are some first rate tunes - brings back memories from the 80s.

What could be more evocative than The Liquidator?

And as for leave pum pum? ;-)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2012
Trojan Presents: Boss ReggaeA selection of Trojan/Pama 45s from the late 60ts. many featured in the Tighten up This is Reggae albums that used to retail at 14/6 back in the day. Nice to see more Pama tracks getting included on this compilation. Worth it for Ronald Russels rhythum hips. Brings the time back when you listen to the compilation, other stand out tracks are Pat Kelly How long , the only reggae track to be played on the northern soul scene,and always massive in my home town Birmingham. Phyllis Dillon, Bleechers, Rudy mills all fine tracks, If you aint already got these tracks well worth it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 June 2014
Great price for Trojan skinhead classics. Indispensable for booted lads and sharp-looking girls.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 20 November 2012
a welcomed selection of boss sounds , some new and some of the same ol 'retreads'. why havent they remastered (properely)'come into my parlour' or 'john jones' before slinging them back at us again. grumbles aside this is a good compilation and one all fans of the early reggae should pickup. trojan have even gone back to 'printing' the sleeve notes (sounds & pressure mod.. hmmm). well done trojan , some more of this please L.C.H.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2013
This reggae slbum us well worth a download, if you like the old style reggae music you will love this.
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on 20 January 2013
This compilation is perfect !! . It contains classics and rarities . Skinheads love it ! Trojan Presents : Boss Reggae . . .
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on 25 April 2015
A great collection of tracks from a seminal period for Reggae before Geneses fans discovered Bob Marley.
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on 4 August 2015
real good :) u like good music,you like this!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 March 2013
A great collection for both newcomers to or ardent followers of Ska Reggae. Even my 3 yo grandaughter can't sit down when I put this in the cd player :-)
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