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• Includes two albums new to CD
• Many recordings unavailable for over 40 years
• Some of the finest roots tracks of the late 1970s

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.

DISC ONE: LINVAL THOMPSON – I LOVE MARIJUANA
1. I LOVE MARIJUANA
2. DREAD ARE THE CONTROLLER
3. THE CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO
4. DON’T PUSH YOUR BROTHER
5. BEGGING FOR APOLOGY
6. NOT FOLLOW FASHION
7. ROOTS LADY
8. BIG BIG GIRL
9. JUST ANOTHER GIRL
10. STARLIGHT
11. JAMAICAN CALLEY (VERSION)
BIG JOE ‎– AFRICAN PRINCESS
12. AFRICAN PRINCESS
13. SOLOMON AGUNDA
14. DON’T FUSS AND FIGHT
15. SMOKE MARIJUANA
16. MERRY GO ROUND
17. TUBBY AT THE CONTROLS
18. JUDY
19. BIG DISGRACE
20. LOVE CAN CONQUER
21. PAULINE LOVE THE NATTY
BONUS TRACKS
22. FOLLOW MY HEART (12” VERSION) – Trinity
23. POPE PAUL DEAD AND GONE (12” VERSION) – Trinity

DISC TWO: TRINITY – ROCK IN THE GHETTO
1. EASY DOES IT
2. LIFE IS NOT EASY
3. TELL IT TO ME MOTHER
4. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH
5. DANGEROUS ROCKERS AND TING
6. DON’T LOSE ME
7. EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK
8. ROCK IN THE GHETTO
9. POPE PAUL DEAD AND GONE
10. FREEDOM STYLE
11. FOLLOW MY HEART
BONUS TRACKS
12. Mr C.I.D. – Barry Brown
13. KING TUBBY’S ROCKERS – Scientist & The Roots Radics
14. THERE’S A SONG – Pat Kelly
15. LOVER’S STYLE –The Roots Radics
16. HERE WITH ME – Linval Thompson
17. COME ON BABY, DUB STYLE –The Roots Radics
18. POP NO STYLE – Linval Thompson
19. SECOND HAND GIRL – Scientist & The Roots Radics

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DISC ONE: LINVAL THOMPSON – I LOVE MARIJUANA
1. I LOVE MARIJUANA
2. DREAD ARE THE CONTROLLER
3. THE CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO
4. DON'T PUSH YOUR BROTHER
5. BEGGING FOR APOLOGY
6. NOT FOLLOW FASHION
7. ROOTS LADY
8. BIG BIG GIRL
9. JUST ANOTHER GIRL
10. STARLIGHT
11. JAMAICAN CALLEY (VERSION)
BIG JOE ‎– AFRICAN PRINCESS
12. AFRICAN PRINCESS
13. SOLOMON AGUNDA
14. DON'T FUSS AND FIGHT
15. SMOKE MARIJUANA
16. MERRY GO ROUND
17. TUBBY AT THE CONTROLS
18. JUDY
19. BIG DISGRACE
20. LOVE CAN CONQUER
21. PAULINE LOVE THE NATTY
BONUS TRACKS
22. FOLLOW MY HEART (12” VERSION) – Trinity
23. POPE PAUL DEAD AND GONE (12” VERSION) – Trinity

DISC TWO: TRINITY – ROCK IN THE GHETTO
1. EASY DOES IT
2. LIFE IS NOT EASY
3. TELL IT TO ME MOTHER
4. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH
5. DANGEROUS ROCKERS AND TING
6. DON'T LOSE ME
7. EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK
8. ROCK IN THE GHETTO
9. POPE PAUL DEAD AND GONE
10. FREEDOM STYLE
11. FOLLOW MY HEART
BONUS TRACKS
12. Mr C.I.D. – Barry Brown
13. KING TUBBY’S ROCKERS – Scientist & The Roots Radics
14. THERE’S A SONG – Pat Kelly
15. LOVER’S STYLE –The Roots Radics
16. HERE WITH ME – Linval Thompson
17. COME ON BABY, DUB STYLE –The Roots Radics
18. POP NO STYLE – Linval Thompson
19. SECOND HAND GIRL – Scientist & The Roots Radics

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