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2 Fab New Ska & Reggae Albums – August 2015

August 2015 has been another quiet month for Reggae Steady Ska album releases, if we haven’t missed a lot. The list for August features no new music, but some really good stuff nonetheless: one compilation from the Trojan label, “This Is Trojan” (3CD), and the Clancy Eccles anthology “Freedom.”



Various Artists – This Is Trojan (3 CD Box)

This Is Trojan:

The 60 classics on this 3cd box from the early days of Jamaican music tell the story of how Trojan became for reggae music what the Motown label was for soul: an impressive hit factory. You may already have a few of these songs on other compilations. If not, this is a great way to start your collection. With liner notes from Don Letts.

released: 14 August 2015

country: Jamaica
style: original ska, rocksteady, reggae
label: Trojan



Clany Eccles - Freedom The Anthology

Clancy Eccles – Freedom – The Anthology

The 56 tracks from the years 1967 -73 have been reissued by the Trojan label. Clancy Eccles is a singer and producer who shouldn’t be overlooked. Called by some the the real “King Of Reggae”, including by himself on the tune “Don’t Brag, Don’t Boast.”

released: 21 August 2015

country: Jamaica
style: original reggae & ska
label: Trojan




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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes
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