Trojan Warriors 2 Mixtape (Ska, Reggae, Dancehall & Rocksteady)


Last summer I put together the ‘Trojan Warriors‘ mixtape, which was basically a selection of Jamaican sounds ala Ska, Reggae, Dancehall, Rocksteady etc. It was a whole lot of fun putting it together and as it proved far more popular than I had expected, I decided to do a sort of follow up. 

So yeah, I can’t guarantee that all these featured on Trojan Records (I’m pretty sure quite a few didn’t) but ‘Trojan Warriors’ just has a great ring to it, that and in the interests of continuity, I’m sticking with the Trojan handle. Between that and bouts of boredom over the weekend ‘Trojan Warriors 2’ was born.  The premise is the same once again, I listen to all this stuff quite a lot and regularly add to my collection yet it rarely features on the blog. The mix is compiled from favourites off the various albums, compilations and box sets I have acquired throughout the years. Some are fairly well known, others less so.

I got a real kick out of putting this together and hopefully people enjoy ‘Trojan Warriors’ mark two as much as the first incarnation. Well, that’s enough waffling from me, give it a spin below and the tracklisting is after the jump. Also, credit for the image goes to my very talented cousin(t), Kevin Squires.


01 Dillinger – Headquarters
02 Lee Perry – People Funny Boy
03 Desmond Dekker – It Mek
04 Max Romeo – War Ina Babylon
05 Dave & Ansil Collins – Double Barrel
06 Uniques – A Yuk (AKA Hey You)
07 Slim Smith – Build A World Around You
08 Clancy Eccles – Feel The Riddim
09 Lester Sterling – Wiser Than Solomon
10 Carlos Malcolm – Bonanza Ska
11 Hugh Malcolm – Good Time Rock
12 Jimmy Cliff – King of Kings
13 Al Campbell – Turn Me Loose
14 Clancy Eccles – Don’t Brag Don’t Boast
15 King Horror – Burial of Longshot
16 General Smiley – Mama Prayed
17 Toots & The Maytals – Pressure Drop
18 The Skatalites (Feat. Don Drumond) – Don De Lion
19 The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
20 Jackie Mittoo – Earthquake
21 Johnny Slaughter – Confusion
22 Simple Simon – Robberman
23 Matumbi – Chain Gang
24 Jimmy Cliff – Sufferin’ In The Land

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