Rudeboy: The Soundtrack Album

As a companion to the acclaimed ‘Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records’ Trojan have released the soundtrack album, featuring 24 of the most influential and the iconic recordings that feature in the film production.

Available as both a double album and softback CD, the artwork for the collection is embellished with multiple stills from the documentary, with the film’s director and co-producer, Nicolas Jack Davies providing a fascinating insight into its creation, relating the themes and concepts that provided the main sources of inspiration behind its making.

Irrespective of whether to not you’ve seen the documentary, the collection is a superb listen that gives a favour of the ska, rock steady and reggae sounds created during the golden age of Jamaican music.


The full list of tracks is follows:

  1. Lover Boy – Derrick Morgan
  2. Carry Go Bring Home – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
  3. Blazing Fire – Derrick Morgan
  4. No Good Rudie (aka No Good Rudy) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
  5. Tougher Than Tough – Derrick Morgan
  6. Rudy, A Message To You – Dandy Livingstone
  7. 54-46 Was My Number – The Maytals
  8. Seven Letters – Derrick Morgan
  9. Reggae In Your Jeggae – Dandy Livingstone
  10. Ali Baba – John Holt
  11. 007 (Shanty Town) – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  12. Liquidator – The Harry J All Stars
  13. Moon Hop – Derrick Morgan
  14. Tighten Up – The Untouchables
  15. Return Of Django – The Upsetters
  16. Long Shot Kick De Bucket – The Pioneers
  17. Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  18. Monkey Man – The Maytals
  19. To Be Young Gifted And Black – Bob & Marcia
  20. Double Barrel – Dave & Ansel Collins
  21. You Can Get It If You Really Want – Desmond Dekker
  22. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – The Pioneers
  23. Everything I Own – Ken Boothe
  24. Pressure Drop – The Maytals