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TROJAN RECORDS is a British record label founded in 1968. It specialises in ska , rocksteady , reggae and dub music . The label currently operates under the Sanctuary Records Group. The name Trojan comes from the Croydon-built Trojan truck that was used as Duke Reid 's sound system in Jamaica
Jamaica
. The truck had " Duke Reid - The Trojan King of Sounds" painted on the sides, and the music played by Reid became known as the Trojan Sound.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 History * 3 Influence on skinheads * 4 Collectable Records * 5 Labels licensed to Trojan * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links

HISTORY

TROJAN RECORDS is a British record label founded in 1968. It specialises in ska , rock steady , reggae and dub music . The label currently operates under the BMG Group. The name Trojan originates from the Croydon-built Trojan truck that was used as Duke Reid 's sound system in Jamaica
Jamaica
. The truck had " Duke Reid - The Trojan King of Sounds" painted on the sides, and the music played by Reid became known as the Trojan Sound.

HISTORY

Trojan Records
Trojan Records
was founded in 1968 after Lee Gopthal, who operated the Musicland record retail chain and owned Beat & Commercial (B as demand for many rare records has increased, a number of Trojan releases have become collectors items. For example, a 1969 single by The Slickers entitled "Run Fattie" sold for over £300 in 2015 . Other collectable records on Trojan that have sold for £200 or more include "Night Of Love" by Ansel Collins , "Wiggle Waggle" by The Wandereres and "Hang 'Em High" by Richard Ace .

LABELS LICENSED TO TROJAN

* Amalgamated * Attack * Big * Big Shot * Blue Cat * Bread * Clandisc * Down Town * Duke * Dynamic * Explosion * Gayfeet * GG * Green Door * Harry J
Harry J
* High Note * Horse * Hot Rod * Jackpot * Joe * Moodisc * Pressure Beat * Q * Randy's * Smash * Song Bird * Summit * Techniques * Treasure Isle * Upsetter

REFERENCES

* ^ UMG Seals Sanctuary Buyout Deal - Billboard Website - Article by Lars Brandle (2 August 2007). Retrieved 5 May 2013. * ^ BMG Buys Sanctuary Records Catalog - Variety Website - Article by Christopher Morris (15 February 2013). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

FURTHER READING

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Ska
Ska

* Mento
Mento
* Calypso * Jazz
Jazz
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* List of ska musicians * Rude boy * Mod * Skinhead
Skinhead
* Trojan skinhead * Suedehead * Scooterboy * Culture of Jamaica
Jamaica
* Dance Hall (venue) * Skank (dance) * Skank (guitar) * Sound system (Jamaican)
Sound system (Jamaican)
* Toasting * Jamaican record producers * Studio One * Trojan Records * Blue Beat Records * 2 Tone Records * Moon Ska
Ska
Records * Asian Man Records

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Reggae

GENRES

* Roots reggae * Dub * Dub poetry * Lovers rock
Lovers rock
* Dancehall * Reggaeton
Reggaeton
* Reggae en Español * Reggae fusion * Ragga * Ragga jungle * Samba reggae * Nyabinghi rhythm * Grime

CHARACTERISTICS

* Deejay (Toasting) * Delay * Hammond organ * One drop and rockers * Reverb
Reverb
* Singjay * Skank * Walking bass

PEOPLE AND GROUPS

* Reggae Grammy winners 1985-present * Reggae musicians * Reggae rock artists * Reggae fusion artists * Roots reggae artists * Dub artists * Jamaican record producers * Reggae bands from the Virgin Islands

BY REGION

* Music of Jamaica
Jamaica
* Pinoy reggae
Pinoy reggae
* Reggae in Australia * New Zealand reggae
New Zealand reggae

RELATED TOPICS

* List of reggae festivals * Caribbean Music * Caribbean music in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Rastafari * Rude boy * Skinhead
Skinhead
* Suedehead * Dance Hall (venue) * Dubplate
Dubplate
* Sound system (Jamaican)
Sound system (Jamaican)
* Sound system (DJ) * Riddim
Riddim
* Jamaican English * Jamaican Patois * Studio One * Trojan Records * Island Records * Blue Beat

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