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Trojan Records

Known worldwide as the reggae label, Trojan started in 1967 as an offshoot to Island Records, set up to issue the Jamaican productions of Arthur “Duke” Reid.

Trojan split from Island less than a year later and by 1969 were doing good business putting out the singles which appealed to working-class kids and skinheads disaffected by the progressive turn rock was taking.

With their rocksteady, shuffling ska rhythms and reliably sunny temper, they were great dancefloor fodder.

Eventually, Trojan decided to put these singles out on a series of LP collections, entitled Tighten Up.