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1 - UPSETTERS, THE - DOUBLE SEVEN - (LP) 
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"Double Seven, released by Trojan in late 1973, was the last album Lee Scratch Perry would release on the label for some considerable time, and it was essentially the final album project he put together before establishing his own Black Ark studio. Opening track Kentucky Skank sets the tone with a slow creeper whose frying sounds underscore its role as a praise song to the Colonels KFC recipes; the cosmic Moog blips come courtesy of Ken Elliott at Camdens Chalk Farm studio, also prominently featured on U-Roys double-tracked, stereo-panned gambling ode Double Six. David Isaacs Just Enough was cut a few years prior, which makes it slightly out of phase with the rest of the set, though the enigmatic In The Iaah sounds mightily fresh, with its uncredited chorus said to come courtesy of the Wailers. Perrys own Jungle Lion has hilarious roars from the maestro at the start, strangely grafted atop a reggae re-make of Al Greens Love and Happiness. "Overall, Double Seven melds the soul, funk, reggae and dub elements that were constant in Perrys work during this phase. His enhanced audio spectrum and endless reference points would keep his music continually apart from that made by his peers." -David Katz (excerpt from the liner notes)

TRACKLISTING: 01. Kentucky Skank 02. Double Six 03. Just Enough 04. In The Iaah 05. Jungle Lion 06. We Our Neighbours 07. Soul Man 08. Stick Together 09. High Fashion 10. Long Sentence 11. Hail Stones 12. Ironside 13. Cold Weather 14. Waap You Waa


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 02-11-2018
Item # : 521062     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - UPSETTERS, THE - SCRATCH THE UPSETTER AGAIN - (LP) 
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"The inventive record producer and vocalist Lee Scratch Perry was involved in every musical shift of note in his native Jamaica, from the rhythm and blues that pre-dated the arrival of ska in the early 1960s through the slower and more spacious rocksteady style that appeared middecade and, of course, the frenetic sound of reggae, which he helped to birth as an independent producer during the late 1960s. Operating as The Upsetter from his base in a downtown Kingston record shop, Perry found his greatest success with instrumental music during this phase, the organ and saxophone re-castings of standard vocal issues proving exceptionally popular overseas. "Scratch The Upsetter Again surfaced early in 1970 as a largely instrumental set, but with dreamy reverb a hefty feature and keyboards veering away from standard organ motifs. Dave Barker, who was soon to hit the pop charts as part of Dave & Ansel Collins, tackles The Shirelles Will You Still Love Me in soul reggae mode, only for Perry to shift things towards the emerging dub spectrum with Take One. "As Perry inched ever closer to the dub experimentation he would turn into an art form at his own Black Ark studio later in the decade, Scratch The Upsetter Again shows him moving away from the standard approaches of his competitors in his quest to test the very limits of recorded sound. And reggae was all the richer for it." -David Katz (excerpt from the liner notes)

TRACKLISTING: 01. Bad Tooth 02. The Dentis 03. Outer Space 04. One Punch 05. Will You Still Love Me 06. Take One 07. Soul Walk 08. I Want To Thank You 09. Mule Train 10. Touch Of Fire 11. She Is Gone Again 12. The Result


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 02-11-2018
Item # : 521061     
Availability: IN STOCK
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