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Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records on DVD and Blu-ray in November

21 October 2020

Legendary label Trojan Records have announced the worldwide release of the documentary Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records on DVD and Blu-ray on 27th November 2020. The feature-length documentary, which was screened in select cinemas and festivals in 2018, tells the story of the origins and ongoing love affair between Jamaican and British Music through the prism of the iconic label. Fans can purchase a limited edition 2-disc box set, which includes a CD of the official motion picture soundtrack. This follows the film recently being made available to stream and download on Apple TV, Amazon, Google TV and Youtube.

Directed by Grammy winner Nicolas Jack Davies (The Road To Red Rocks, Payday), Rudeboy features a cast of legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more. Combining archive footage, interview and drama, it tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60’s and early 70’s Britain and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture. A loving tribute that reminds us that music has the power to break down cultural barriers and change lives.

Rudeboy premiered at The London Film Festival in 2018 to rave reviews from The Hollywood Reporter, Little White Lies ("a slick 'greatest hits' look back at the Trojan legacy, which leaves you wanting more"), Film Threat ("It’s worth multiple watches to absorb all the history and the joy that these musicians experienced through ska and reggae") and The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, as well as coverage from the likes of Rolling Stone, The BBC and The Wire. The film made up part of Trojan Records’ 50th anniversary celebrations, marking five decades since the iconic reggae label changed the British musical and cultural landscape, bringing a new sound and ethos to the world.

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records DVD/Blu-ray pack shot

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records willbe released on UK DVD and Blu-ray as a Limited Edition 2-disc box set, which includes the DVD/BluRay and the CD of the official motion picture soundtrack. You can order it directly from Trojan Records here.

The documentary will be available also online on several digital platforms.

The full soundtrack can be ordered on both vinyl and CD.

Rudeboy Soundtrack track list:

  1. Lover Boy – Derrick Morgan
  2. Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court) – Derrick Morgan
  3. Rudy, A Message To You – Dandy Livingstone 
  4. 54-46 Was My Number – The Maytals
  5. Liquidator – Harry J AllStars
  6. Moon Hop – Derrick Morgan
  7. Monkey Man – The Maytals
  8. Long Shot Kick De Bucket – The Pioneers
  9. To Be Young Gifted and Black – Bob & Marcia 
  10. Double Barrel – Dave & Ansel Collins
  11. Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  12. Everything I Own – Ken Boothe