A Reggae label; initially part of the Trojan group.  GG records featured the productions of Alvin Ranglin, and were issued from 1970 to 1973 in a GG-4500 series (1).  Towards the end of its time with Trojan its labels were plain red (2).  The text 'Made in England' appeared on records from GG-4520 onwards.  Ranglin appears to have revived the label in 1976, as an independent concern; he put out at least one single using GG-3700 catalogue numbers and a plainer label design (3).  The label was renamed as GG's (q.v.) in or around 1977, though a single with the Jamaican GG logo surfaced in that year (4).  Manufacture during the Trojan era was probably by Orlake, which pressed a lot of Trojan's West Indian material; according to the Trade papers distribution was by a combination of Island, EMI and H.R. Taylor.  Thanks to Robert Bowes for the second scan, and to Charlie Chalk of the 45cat site for the fourth.

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