Don Letts Meets Trojan Records Uptown [6 Music]


Marking the 50th anniversary of Trojan Records20180826 (6M)

Don Letts presents a personal appreciation of Trojan Records, the pioneering UK-based reggae label, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Trojan Records was launched in the summer of 1968, just a couple of months after Enoch Powell’s notorious ‘rivers of blood’ speech. Through its releases of ground-breaking Jamaican recordings in the UK, the label connected the Windrush generation and their families with developing sounds from back home (ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, dancehall etc.). Trojan also helped introduce this influential music to a wider audience in the UK and beyond, and, for decades, has united black and white youth on dancefloors and in the street.

Don Letts presents an appreciation of Trojan Records, celebrating its 50th anniversary.

An appreciation of Trojan Records