After making his name as Jamaica’s top sound system operator in the fifties, the transition to leading producer seemed a natural progression for the larger than life Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid.
Musically, in the 1980’s, he formed the group 'Big Audio Dynamite' with Mick Jones (ex-Clash), releasing four critically acclaimed albums and the hit single .This compilation features the sounds that rocked the town long before Don became instrumental in introducing the sounds of reggae to his punk audiences at the Roxy and beyond.The music released by Trojan records provided the soundtrack to an earlier British sub- culture, skinheads, back when the cropped heads lads and lasses were making a fashion not a fascist statement!Simultaneously Trojan did the same for the first generation on British-born black population, with the company’s releases providing the soundtrack to a particular period in Jamaican and British sub-culture.Insgesamt sind 22 Besucher online: 2 registrierte, 0 unsichtbare und 20 Gäste (basierend auf den aktiven Besuchern der letzten 5 Minuten)Der Besucherrekord liegt bei 490 Besuchern, die am Mittwoch 27. Mitglieder: Insgesamt waren 402 Besucher online: 1 registrierter, 0 unsichtbare, 5 Bots und 396 Gäste (basierend auf den heute aktiven Besuchern)Der Besucherrekord liegt bei 5205 Besuchern, die am Mo 9. Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late70's through to the millennium.
The Don came to notoriety in the late ‘70's as the DJ that single-handily turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae, at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’.
Adopting the punk DIY ethic, Don made his first documentary 'The Punk Rock Movie', since which time he has directed over 400 videos to date for acts as diverse as Bob Marley and The Clash.
Disc one, highlights 22 all killer no filler vocal classics selected from the Trojan vaults, while the second disc showcases Jamaica’s finest legacy to popular music-bass culture.
Originally released by Trojan Records in1969, ‘Duke Reid Golden Hits’ highlights a dozen of the legendary Jamaicanproducer’s biggest hits of the rock steady era.
Although all of the tracks were already‘oldies’ by the time the LP saw issue, such was their timeless appeal that thecollection became an instant best-seller.
Almost half a century on, the recordingsare still widely considered classics of the rock steady sound, yet despite the significance of the collection, this seminal album has remained out of print for decades.