• Linval Thompson – River Jordan
    • Linval Thompson – River Jordan (Version)
    • 1. River Jordan
    • 2. River Jordan (Version)

    Great late 70s roots vocal cut from producer & singer Linval Thompson. Limited stock of single copies from the 'Roots From The Yard' boxset from 2019 RSD release

    Other Releases by Linval Thompson

    Linval ThompsonThe Trojan Dancehall Albums CollectionDoctor Bird

    At the close of the 1970s, a new, strident style of reggae developed that by the close of the year had supplanted the roots sound, continuing to dominate Jamaica’s musical landscape through to the mid-Eighties: dancehall.

    Few producers embraced the genre with more skill than Linval Thompson, who between 1982 and 1983 delivered four superb dancehall collections to Trojan Records, with each showcasing a major talent of the era. All but one of this quartet of LPs appear on CD for the first time in the UK, with Tristan Palma’s “Settle Down Girl” making its full digital debut.

    The 2CD set is further bolstered by four Linval Thompson-produced bonus tracks, ensuring a musical feast for fans of the original dancehall sound.

    • DISC 1: Barrington Levy – Poor Man Style
    • – Don't Give Up
    • – Sensimelea
    • – I Can't Wait Too Long
    • Scientist & Prince Jammy – Strike Back!
    • – Storming The Death Star
    • – Mission Impossible
    • – The Alien Aborts
    • – Settle Down 12" mix
    • DISC 2: The Viceroys – We Must Unite
    • – Come Closer My Love
    • – Show Me Your Company
    • – We Must Unite
    • – Settle Down Girl
    • – My Love
    • – You're Too Young
    • – Don't Make Me Cry
    Linval ThompsonTrojan Roots Albums CollectionDoctor Bird

    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.

      Linval ThompsonI Love MarijuanaThompson Sound

      Originally released in 1978 on Trojan Records, superb roots album with "Dread Are The Controller" "I Love Marijuana" a must have..Now on CD

      • – I Love Marijuana
      • – Dread Are The Controller
      • – The Children Of The Ghetto
      • – Don't Push Your Brother
      • – Begging For Apology
      • – Not Follow Fashion
      • – Roots Lady
      • – Big Big Girl
      • – Just Another Girl
      • – Starlight
      • – Jamaican Colley (Version)

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      • – Everywhere
      • – Everywhere (Version)
      Junior DelgadoTictionRoots From The Yard

      1977 roots classic from Junior Delgado with dub version on the flip. Limited stock with printed company sleeve.

      • – Tiction
      • – Tiction (Version)

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