Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records /
Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
Fifty years ago, when Caribbean immigrants brought their music to the UK, the local white bourgeoisie covered their ears. Radio stations refused to play Ska and Reggae, and nobody wanted to encourage contact between the local youth and Jamaican rudeboys. Iconic label Trojan Records managed to crack those walls, using Jamaican music to win the hearts of the shanty towns, the skinheads, the working class, and, finally, the English mainstream. This is the story of Trojan Records’ beginnings, and the cultural revolution the label had helped bring about. It is told using brilliant old recordings, dramatic reenactments and interviews with immigrants, who were disappointed by the cold welcome of their “step-motherland”, but managed to find a place in it nonetheless—with the help of music.