Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special
Compilation of Trojan hits & unissued tracks from 1962, the year Jamaica became independent!

Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special


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  • 2 x LP
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Trojan Records have today announced a new compilation album Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special to celebrate Jamaica’s 60th year of independence. The album, out on double CD, double vinyl and digital, will be released on 5th August and will celebrate the hugely influential sounds of the island nation.

Marking the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence in August 2022, this celebratory collection will showcase an array of the island’s major hits as well as previously unissued tracks, all of which were recorded in 1962, the year that the island became a sovereign nation. The album will be available as a limited edition 28 track 2LP colour vinyl set (Disc 1 Green Vinyl & Disc 2 Yellow Vinyl) and also as an expanded 50 track 2CD Digipack.

Focusing on the biggest home-grown sellers of the year, the first of the two discs features ska and R&B hits from some of the first generation of Jamaican recording stars, including Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray and Don Drummond, while the second disc comprises early 60’s Jamaican ska and previously unissued recordings produced by the country’s leading sound system operator turned record producer, Duke Reid.

Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6th August 1962 and since that historic day 60 years ago, the island has had a profound influence across the globe. This is particularly true of the island’s music industry. In 1964, ska took the world by storm with its successor rock steady initially dominating the local music scene, although it was the development of the irresistible sound of reggae in 1968 that ultimately led to what has become a long-time love of Jamaican music around the globe.

Today, Jamaica stands a proud, independent nation which continues to inspire and influence many around the world. This album pays tribute to the artistry, ingenuity and brilliance of its people.


- 1 -

1. Al T. Joe - Rise Jamaica

2. Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica

3. Owen Gray - My One Desire

4. Drumbago's All Stars - Duck Soup

5. The Beltones - Gloria

6. Roy & Patsy - My Happy Home

7. Derrick Morgan - the Hop

8. Derrick Morgan - Forward March

9. Lloyd Clarke & Smithie's Sextet - Good Morning

10. Don Drummond's Group - Twelve Minutes To Go

11. Jimmy Cliff - Hurricane Hattie

12. Owen Gray - Midnight Track

13. Derrick Morgan & Patsy Todd - Housewife's Choice

14. Lord Creator - Independent Jamaica

- 2 -

1. Roland Alphonso - Chick Chick

2. Stranger & Ken - Power

3. Roland Alphonso - As Teardrops Fall

4. Cosmo & Dennis - Baby Please Don't Go

5. Roland Alphonso - Neck Tie

6. Hortense Ellis - Midnight Train

7. The Duke Reid All Stars - Herring Bone

8. Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid's Group - Double Six

9. Stranger & Patsy - This is Love

10. Frank Cosmo - Have Mercy Baby

11. Roland Alphonso - Honeycomb

12. Stranger & Ken - Straight Home

13. Duke Reid's Group - Woodchoppers Ball

14. Cosmo & Dennis - I'm Gone

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