peter-tosh.jpgOver the past month, Aquarium Drunkard has teamed up with the classic reggae/dub label, Trojan Records, to help commemorate the their 40th anniversary. As any genre aficionado will tell you, when it comes to this shit, Trojan is where it’s at.

What this means for A.D. readers – who are reggae/dub enthusiasts – is the opportunity to get your paws on some excellent, free, Jamaican classics. We have been giving away one classic title, every two weeks, from the Trojan archives. Each time one winner will receive the record featured that week (i.e. this week is In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records) and 5 other titles from the Trojan 40th Anniversary campaign.

To get your hands on this stuff: Leave you name, a valid email address, and the name of the gentleman featured in the above photo, in the comments. The winner (chosen at random) will be alerted (via email) a week from today.

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Last summer DJ Spooky curated In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records compilation. A double disc affair, Spooky mines (not unlike the recent Jonny Greenwood comp) the vast Trojan archives in search of putting together a collection that both hightlights the heavy hitters of the Jamaican Trojan scene as well as some of the lesser known DJs of the day.

This works well, because for every Lee Perry, Peter Tosh and Barrington Levy there are handfuls of relatively unknown artists whose work has yet to see the light of day outside of purist and completest circles. With a scene so dense with subcultures, and sub-genres, I for one am appreciative of such an approach.

Previously: Trojan Records 40th Anniversary :: Jonny Greenwood Is The Controller

Winston Williams :: Sweet Like Candy
Dave Barker :: Funky, Funky Reggae
Amazon: DJ Spooky – In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records

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Video: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – I Am The Upsetter (1982 Version)

Yeahhh…dig this video of Lee “Scratch” Perry back in ’82 reworking “I Am The Upsetter.” From YouTube: “King Scratch updates his ’60s rock steady hit “I am the Upsetter” at Joe Gibbs recording studio in 1982. Footage includes shots in the control room with the late great Errol Thompson at the controls, assisting Scratch as he annoints the studio with ganja during playback.”

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30 Responses to “Trojan Records 40th Anniversary :: In Fine Style”

  1. It can be no one but Peter Tosh!

  2. Hi there

    My guess would be Peter “Stepping Razor” Tosh

    Have a good day now

  3. Peter Tosh, for sure.

  4. That’s Ol’ Peter “I’m Dangerous” Tosh.

  5. Winston Hubert McIntosh…aka, the one and only, Peter Tosh.

  6. Peter Tosh…the Legalize It shirt says it all!

  7. Peter Tosh, for sure, mon.

  8. stoney petey tosh.
    also, love your blog, check it everyday, tanfastical!!!!

  9. Most definitely Peter Tosh!!!

  10. Winston Hubert McIntosh, a hard man indeed.

  11. Peter Tosh!

  12. It’s Peter Tosh.

  13. yep, that’s Peter Tosh all right

  14. Peter Tosh

  15. Peter Tosh – better watch his sides…

  16. For real, this photo is on the main search page when you google Peter Tosh.

  17. Peter Tosh.

  18. Steppin’ Razor. Peter Tosh.

  19. That would be the one and only Peter Tosh. Have you listened to his album, “Live & Dangerous” from Boston (actually Cambridge) 1976? Good stuff.

  20. Peter Tosh

    Thanks for all the great Music, you’re site is a regular stop for me.


  21. Peter Tosh

  22. Peter Tosh!

  23. dats me boy, pete tosh.

  24. Peter Tosh

  25. yep, Peter Tosh

  26. Peter Tosh

  27. Peter Tosh!!

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    Thanks a lot,
    Just keep livin!

  29. Looking at your crystal ball.

  30. Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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