Lee Perry Theme Week, day 7
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Associates
Chicken Scratch Again

Ending this Lee Perry theme week with a freshly made compilation.
It opens with his at Studio One recorded ‘Chicken Scratch’ of which
he got his nick name Scratch. Just a bunch of personal favorites, not
at all covering his immense discography. A whole week, although I
posted several albums on one day, can’t cover the complete works
of this man who truly changed Jamaica’s musical history. A wizard,
an inspiration for many artists in the past, present and future.

We eindigen deze Lee Perry thema week met een voor de gelegen-
heid gemaakte compilatie. Hij opent met zijn bij Studio One gemaakte
‘Chicken Scratch’ waaraan hij zijn naam Scratch ontleende. Slechts een
zwik persoonlijke favorieten die absoluut zijn immense discografie niet
dekken. Een hele week, ofschoon ik soms meerdere albums per dag heb
gepost, kan onmogelijk een degelijke representatie worden genoemd van
het werk van deze man die de Jamaicaanse muziek geschiedenis voor altijd
veranderde. Een tovenaar, een inspiratie bron voor vele artiesten in het
verleden, heden en toekomst.

tracks ;

01 – Lee Perry – Chicken scratch
02 – The Upsetters – Bury the razor
03 – The Upsetters – Not guilty
04 – The Diamonds – Upsetters – Talk about it – Yam a-ky
05 – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & the Upsetters – Dub revolution, pt. 1
06 – Charlie Ace & Lee Perry – Cow thief skank
07 – Junior Byles – Curly locks
08 – Lee Perry & the Full Experience – Disco devil
09 – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – White belly rat
10 – Horace Smart – Upsetters – Ruffer ruff, Ruffer dub
11 – Lee Perry – Station underground news
12 – Junior Dread – A wat dat
13 – Bunny Clarke – Be thankful
14 – The Upsetters – One punch
15 – Augustus Pablo – Vibrate onn
16 – Leo Graham – My little sandra
17 – Mystic Eyes – Forward with love
18 – Winston Prince – Place called africa (version 3)

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 6
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Dub Syndicate
Time Boom X De Devil Dead
On-U Sound Records / EMI 1987

Taking a step forward to the late eighties period in London
with On-U Sound producer Adrian Sherwood we’ve got this
Time Boom X De Devil Dead. Quite a different feeling from
the old Black Ark sound. Still, typical Perry madness ..

We springen een eind voorwaarts in de geschiedenis met deze
Time Boom X De Devil Deaduit zijn latere jaren 80 Londen pe-
riode met de On-U Sound producer Adrian Sherwood. Tamelijk
ander geluid dan de vroegere Black Ark tijd maar
nog altijd de typische Perry gekte ..

tracks ;

01 – S.D.I.
02 – Blinkers
03 – Jungle
04 – De devil dead
05 – Music + science lovers
—–Kiss the champion
06 – Allergic to lies
07 – Time conquer

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 5
Lee Perry – Africa’s Blood
Trojan CDTBL 166, 1996

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One of Lee Perry’s first albums is this one from 1971. It opens
with a very soulful funky track in which Dave Barker sounds
a bit like James Brown.

Een van Lee Perry’s eerste albums is deze uit 1971 . Hij opent
met een zeer soulvolle funky track waarop Dave Barker bijna als
James Brown klinkt.

tracks ;

01 – Dave Barker – Do your thing
02 – The Upsetters – Deamland
03 – The Upsetters – Long sentence
04 – The Upsetters – Not guilty
05 – The Upsetters – Cool and easy
06 – Addis Ababa Children – Well dread
07 – The Upsetters – My girl
08 – The Upsetters – Sawdust
09 – Winston Price – Place called africa (version 3)
10 – The Hurricanes – Isn’t it wrong
11 – The Upsetters – Go slow
12 – The Upsetters – Bad luck
13 – The Upsetters – Move me
14 – The Upsetters – Surplus

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 5
Re-Post
Lee Perry the Upsetter presents …
Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread
(straight from the black ark studio)
Lion of Judah 1978

Hoeveel prachtige platen Lee Perry ook gemaakt heeft, Roast Fish, Colly
Weed & Corn Bread blijft voor mij de allermooiste. Samen met de twee
Super Ape’s draai ik hem nog altijd met enorm veel plezier. De subtiele
geluidjes, belletjes, loeiende koeien, huilende baby’s,
dit zijn platen die nooit gaan vervelen.

No matter how many wonderful records Lee Perry made, Roast Fish, Colly
Weed & Corn Bread remains the very best for me. Together with the two
Super Ape’s I still play it with lots of pleasure. The subtle little sounds, bells,
mooing cows, crying babies, these are records
that will never bore ..

tracks ;

01 – Soul fire
02 – Throw some water in
03 – Evil tongues
04 – Curly locks
05 – Ghetto sidewalk
06 – Favourite dish
07 – Big neck police
08 – Free up the weed
09 – Mr. d.j.man
10 – Roast fish & cornbread

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 4
The Congos – Heart of the Congos
Go Feet Records 1980

It was considered the best reggae album ever by many, Heart
of the Congos is re-released on cd for several times. Every time
with different versions and other bonus tracks. Today we have
the original record without any extra’s. Originally from 1977,
this is the 1980 version on Go Feet Records.
Another must have ..

Hij wordt door velen gezien als de beste reggae plaat ooit, Heart
of the Congos is diverse malen opnieuw op cd uitgebracht. Telkens
met andere versies en meer bonus tracks. Vandaag hebben we de
eerste uitvoering zonder alle extra’s. Origineel uit 1977 is dit de
uitvoering op Go Feet Records uit 1980.
Nog zo een die je moet hebben ..

tracks ;

01 – Fisherman
02 – Congoman
03 – Open up the gate
04 – Children crying
05 – La-la bam bam
06 – Can’t come in
07 – Sodom & gomorrow
08 – The wrong thing
09 – Ark of covenant
10 – Solid foundation

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 4
Junior Murvin – Police and Thieves
Island Records 1977

I remember very well how deeply I was impressed hearing Police
and Thieves for the first time as a youngster. In those days I had
no idea that Lee Perry was the sourcerer and wizard behind it.
This is another timeless record produced by the great Lee Scratch
Perry. A must have for every self respecting reggae collector ..

Ik weet nog goed hoe diep ik onder de indruk was toen als jon-
geling Police and Thieves voor de eerste keer hoorde. Ik had toen
nog geen flauw benul dat tovenaar erachter Lee Perry was. Dit
is nog zo’n tijdloze plaat die niet mag ontbreken in de collectie
van elke zichzelf respecterende reggae vezamelaar ..

tracks ;

01 – Roots train
02 – Police and thieves
03 – Solomon
04 – Rescue jah children
05 – Tedious
06 – False teachin’
07 – Easy task
08 – Lucifer
09 – Workin’ in the cornfield
10 – I was appointed

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 4
Jah Lion – Colombia Colly
Island Records 1976

Lee Perry started out at Sir Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s Studio One.
“As a free-spirited musical force however, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry had
too much creativity to be constrained as an underling of another
producer; his unlimited artistic vision and individual way of being,
which incorporates an unpredictable and often quarrelsome
temperament, meant he simply had to be his own boss.”
(Trojan’s ‘The Upsetter’, liner notes) In 1973 he built his own ‘Black
Ark studio’ in the garden of his house. From that moment history
was written. Next to recording under his own name, Lee Perry
was a gifted producer and worked with the greatest of artists.
Today we find some of the most famous albums from that
period starting with Jah Lion’s Colombia Colly, listen ..

Lee Perry begonzijn carrière bij Sir ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s Studio One.
“As a free-spirited musical force however, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry had
too much creativity to be constrained as an underling of another
producer; his unlimited artistic vision and individual way of being,
which incorporates an unpredictable and often quarrelsome
temperament, meant he simply had to be his own boss.”
(Trojan’s ‘The Upsetter’, liner notes) In 1973 bouwde hij zijn eigen
studio, The Black Ark, in de tuin van zijn huis. Vanaf dat moment
werd er geschiedenis geschreven. Naast het opnemen van platen
onder zijn eigen naam, produceerde Lee Perry voor een tal van
gerenommeerde artiesten met veel elan en eigen identiteit.
Vandaag vinden we een aantal van de meest prominente albums
uit die periode beginnend met Jah Lion’s Colombian Colly.
Down, deel en luister met plezier ..

tracks ;

01 – Wisdom
02 – Dread ina jamdong
03 – Hay fever
04 – Flashing whip
05 – Colombia colly
06 – Fatman
07 – Bad luck natty
08 – Black lion
09 – Little sally dater
10 – Sata

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 3
The Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub
Clocktower Records 1981

tracks ;

01 – The Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub (version 1)
02 – Rubba rubba words
03 – The Upsetters – Cloak a Dagger (version 3)
04 – Dub from africa
05 – Dreamland dub
06 – Pop goes the dread dub
07 – Fever grass dub
08 – Sin semilla kaya dub
09 – Moving forward
10 – The Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub (version 2)
11 – Kasha macka dub
12 – Setta iration dub

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 3
Scratch and Company – The Upsetters Chapter 1
Clock Tower Records Inc. LPCT 0114

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In our Lee Perry theme week, today we find Scratch and Company
with The Upsetters Chapter 1 on special request by Tim.
“Lee Perry, one of the most celebrated producers of our time. He
worked with Carl Dawkins, Dave Barker, Bunny Clarke, Dillinger,
Augustus Pablo, Glenn Adams, Max Romeo, Junior Byles, Jimmy
Riley, Davis Isaac, Gregory Isaacs, Keith Rowe, Hugh Roy, George
Faith, Jah Lloyd, Junior Murvin, The Heptones and Bob Marley and
the Wailers. Lee Perry can make a four track sound like sixteen, he
can make a small board sound like a large board. he can make
singers sing. You see, the average person just can’t understand
where he is coming from. He is about ten years ahead of himself
and has been that way for many years, just listen to some of his
arrangements you see, the Upsetter is truly one of the most ce-
lebrated producers of our time. His fame and recordings are
more proof why he is a favorite of literally millions of reggae
music fans around the world” .. read more at backsleeve ..
( Brad “Clocktower” osborne)

Double Seven from 1976
Upsetters discography

tracks ;

01 – The Upsetters – Scratch the Dub Organizer
02 – Johnny Lover and the Towerchanters – Who you gonna run to
03 – Lee and the Blue Bell – Tighten up
04 – Val Bennett and the Upsetters – A serious joke
05 – Brad Osborne and the Towerchanters – Little flute chant
06 – Devion Iron – When jah come
07 – The Upsetters – Stretch walking
08 – Lee Perry and the Black Arks – Come along
09 – Ricky and Bunny – Bush weed corn trash
10 – The Upsetters – Curley dub

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