Two CDs. An unexpected best-seller for the Trojan Records following it's release in 1972, Reggae Strings demonstrated the-then widespread appeal of commercial Reggae, primarily among more mature record buyers whose musical tastes veered towards the relaxing and romantic. Featuring orchestrated instrumental versions of major hits alongside equally appealing cuts of lesser known tracks from the Trojan catalog, the prolonged popularity of the set prompted a second volume two years later, which sold almost as strongly, despite the prevailing sound of roots reggae. Although uncredited, both volumes showcased the talents of leading British-based arrangers Johnny Arthey and Tony King, whose work graced numerous best-selling British recordings from the period, including many tracks now widely regarded as Reggae classics. Now, almost five decades since their original release, these two popular albums finally see reissue with this collection, which as a special bonus, collects the original vocal and instrumental versions on Disc Two.
Two CDs. An unexpected best-seller for the Trojan Records following it's release in 1972, Reggae Strings demonstrated the-then widespread appeal of commercial Reggae, primarily among more mature record buyers whose musical tastes veered towards the relaxing and romantic. Featuring orchestrated instrumental versions of major hits alongside equally appealing cuts of lesser known tracks from the Trojan catalog, the prolonged popularity of the set prompted a second volume two years later, which sold almost as strongly, despite the prevailing sound of roots reggae. Although uncredited, both volumes showcased the talents of leading British-based arrangers Johnny Arthey and Tony King, whose work graced numerous best-selling British recordings from the period, including many tracks now widely regarded as Reggae classics. Now, almost five decades since their original release, these two popular albums finally see reissue with this collection, which as a special bonus, collects the original vocal and instrumental versions on Disc Two.
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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 10/09/2020
UPC: 5013929276338

Reggae Strings / Reggae Strings Volume 2 (Uk)
Artist: Reggae Strings
Format: CD
New: Available 23.99
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DISC: 1

1. One Woman
2. Moon River
3. Let the Man Go
4. World Without Love
5. Roll Muddy River
6. Lonely for Your Love
7. Leaving Rome
8. Pantomime
9. Stand By Your Man 1
10. Young Gifted ; Black (Piano Mix) 1
11. White and Wonderful, Black and Beautiful 1
12. God Bless the Children 1
13. Reggae Strings Volume 2 - the Reggae Strings 1
14. How Many Times 1
15. Let's Fall in Love 1
16. You Can't Be Serious 1
17. Sweet Bitter Love 1
18. Jump Hallelujah 1
19. Tell It Like It Is 2
20. It's Too Late 2
21. I Don't Care 2
22. Strange World 2
23. Something 2
24. Over the Rainbow 2
25. Scientist 2
26. But I Do 2
27. Jamaica Jerk Off 2
28. One Woman - Bob Andy 2
29. Moon River (7" Mix) - Greyhound 3
30. Sweet Musille - the Corporation 3
31. World Without Love - Del Davis 3
32. Roll Muddy River - the Pioneers 3
33. Lonely for Your Love - the Uniques 3
34. Rome - Lloyd Jones 3
35. Flip - Winston Wright 3
36. Stand By Your Man (Strings Mix) - Merlene Webber 3
37. Young Gifted ; Black - Bob ; Marcia 3
38. White and Wonderful, Black and Beautiful - Danny Ray 3
39. God Bless the Children - Nicky Thomas 4
40. Let's Fall in Love - Bob ; Marcia 4
41. How Many Times - Tito Simon 4
42. You Can't Be Serious - Tito Simon 4
43. Sweet Bitter Love - Marcia Griffiths 4
44. Jump Hallelujah - Tito Simon 4
45. Tell It Like It Is - Nicky Thomas 4
46. It's Too Late (Strings Mix) - Laurel Aitken 4
47. I Don't Care - Bob ; Marcia 4
48. Strange World - Bob ; Marcia 4
49. Over the Rainbow - the Cimarons 5
50. Scientist - Winston Groovy 5
51. But I Do - Bob ; Marcia 5
52. Jamaica Jerk Off - the Pioneers

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Two CDs. An unexpected best-seller for the Trojan Records following it's release in 1972, Reggae Strings demonstrated the-then widespread appeal of commercial Reggae, primarily among more mature record buyers whose musical tastes veered towards the relaxing and romantic. Featuring orchestrated instrumental versions of major hits alongside equally appealing cuts of lesser known tracks from the Trojan catalog, the prolonged popularity of the set prompted a second volume two years later, which sold almost as strongly, despite the prevailing sound of roots reggae. Although uncredited, both volumes showcased the talents of leading British-based arrangers Johnny Arthey and Tony King, whose work graced numerous best-selling British recordings from the period, including many tracks now widely regarded as Reggae classics. Now, almost five decades since their original release, these two popular albums finally see reissue with this collection, which as a special bonus, collects the original vocal and instrumental versions on Disc Two.