Lee Scratch Perry

King Scratch (Musial Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)


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Box Set : 4 x CDs,  4 x LPs, 50pp Book Sticker, 24x24” Poster, Sticker

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Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.

To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long...

The deluxe box set comprises four vinyl LPs and four CD sets featuring his best known and most influential recordings including a previously unreleased mix of Junior Murvin’s powerful ‘Police And Thieves’, UK chart-buster ‘Hurt So Good’ by Susan Cadogan and the Upsetters’ boss reggae classic ‘Return Of Django’, as well as numerous major Jamaican hits.

Aldo included in the set is a 50 page fully illustrated page book, penned by Scratch’s official biographer, David Katz and featuring an array photos by celebrated photographer Adrian Boot, and a newly designed two sided full colour 24” x 24” poster.

The 2x gatefold LP and 2x CD set collection focus upon of the legendary music-maker’s best known productions from the Sixties and Seventies, performed by some of the giants of Jamaican music, with both extensive notes on the man whose talent and imagination took reggae to new heights of excellence. 

Tracklist

Box Set 4LP Tracklist 

LP1, Side 1
1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
5. Place Called Africa aka A Place Called Africa - Junior Byles
6. All Africans aka Don’t Cross The Nation (7” mix) – Little Roy
7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
LP1, Side 2
1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
3. Jungle Lion (7” mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
5. Hurt So Good (7” mix) - Susan Cadogan
6. Bushweed Corntrash –Bunny & Ricky
LP2, Side 1
1. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
2. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
3. Sufferers Time – The Heptones
4. Sufferers Heights – Junior Dread
5. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Jamaican mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
6. Sipple Out Deh aka War In A Babylon (Jamaican mix) – Max Romeo
LP2, Side 2
1. One Step Forward (12" mix) – Max Romeo & Prince Jazzbo
2. Rise And Shine —Watty & Tony
3. Police And Thieves (12” mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion
LP3, Side 1
1. Ethiopia Land – Peter & Paul Lewis
2. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with The Full Experience
3. City Too Hot (7” mix)- Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
4. Vibrate Onn (12” mix) – Augustus Pablo
LP3, Side 2. 
1. Rainy Night In Portland (12" mx) - Watty Burnett
2. Garden Of Life – Leroy Sibbles
3. Sons Of Slaves (12” mix) – Junior Delgado
LP4, Side 1
1. Roots Train (7” mix) - Junior Murvin
2. History (7” mix) - Carlton Jackson
3. Neckodememus aka Nicodemus (7” mix) – The Congos
4. Soul Fire (Jamaican mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
LP4, Side 2
1. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
2. I Am A Madman (LP mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. Exodus (12” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
4. Jamaican E.T. (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Box Set 4CD
CD1. THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1973

1. None Such Busted Me Bet (aka Sufferation – The Mellotones
2. A Place In The Sun – David Isaacs
3. Stanger On The Shore— Val Bennett & The Upsetters
4. Dollar In The Teeth - The Upsetters
5. Check Him Out – The Bleechers
6. Live Injection – The Upsetters
7. Prisoner Of Love – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
8. Clint Eastwood (7” mix) – The Upsetters
9. Babyloose Burning aka Babylon’s Burning – Maxie, Niney & Scratch
10. Give Me Power – The Stingers
11. This World - Milton Henry as King Medious
12. Lick The Pipe Peter Part 4 - Jah T
13. French Connection - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
14. Da Da - Junior Byles
15. Rasta Bandwagon - Max Romeo
16. Blackman Time - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
17. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
18. Cow Thief Skank – Charlie Ace & Lee Perry
19. Black IPA aka Green Island - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
20. Dub Organizer – Dillinger & The Upsetters
21. News Flash - Leo Graham
22. Better Days – Carlton & The Shoes
23. Sick And Tired – Neville Grant
24. Rasta No Pickpocket
25. Black Candle - Leo Graham
CD2. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 1 (1974 - 1976)
1. Doctor Demand – Leo Graham & Prince Jazzbo
2. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. Herb Vendor – Leroy ’Horsemouth’ Wallace
4. Lady Lady – Cynty & The Monkees
5. Enter The Dragon (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
6. Public Jestering – Judge Winchester
7. Cane River Rock – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
8. Do It Baby (aka Nice And Easy) (7” mix) – Susan Cadogan
9. The Long Way (7” mix) – Junior Byles
10. Many Are Called aka Yagga Yagga – The Unforgettables
11. Be Thankful (For What You’ve Got) – Bunny Scott
12. I Man Free – Watty Burnett
13. I Man Stand Still - Jimmy Riley
14. To Love Somebody – Bunny Scott
15. Sons Of Negus - Jimmy Riley
16. Down Here In Babylon – Brent Dowe
17. Big May – Bunny Scott
18. Babylon Deh Pon Fire –Truth, Fact & Correct
19. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
20. Back Wey – Fay Bennett
21. Fever / Influenza Version– Susan Cadogan & The Upsetters
22. White Belly Rat – Lee Perry
23. Fire Fe The Vatican – Max Romeo
24. Stop The War In A Babylon –James Boom
CD3. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 2 (1976 - 1977)
1. I Shall Be Released – The Heptones & Jah Lion
2. A Wah Dat – Junior Dread
3. Take Warning - Ralph Haughton & Ebony Sisters
4. Four And Twenty Dreadlocks (7” mix) - Evan Jones
5. Groovy Situation () – Keith Rowe
6. I Forgot To Be Your Lover (7” mix) – George Faith
7. Voodooism – Leo Graham
8. At The Feast (Of The Passover) —The Congos
9. Wolf Out Deh – Shaumark & Robinson
10. Reggae Music - Hugo Blackwood & Alimantado
11. Open The Gate (7” mix) – Watty Burnett
12. Vampire (7” mix) – Devon Irons & Alimantado
13. Rasta Train - Raphael Green & Alimantado

CD4. BLACK ARK & BEYOND (1977 - 2002)
1. Bad Weed (12” mix) - Junior Murvin
2. Bionic Rats (12” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. Know Love (12” mix) - Twin Roots
4. Forward With The Orthodox - Mistic I
5. Big Neck Police - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
6. Green Bay Inquest - Lord Sassafrass & Debra Keese
7. Free Up The Prisoners (7” mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
8. Home Guard - Michael Campbell (aka Mikey Dread)
9. Cross Over (7” mix) - Junior Murvin +
10. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
11. Introducing Myself - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls (7” mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
13. I’ll Take You There (7” mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

2LP Tracklist 
LP 1, Side 1:
1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
6. All Africans (7” mix) – Little Roy +
7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
Side 2:
1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
3. Jungle Lion (7” mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
5. Hurt So Good (7” mix) - Susan Cadogan
6. Stay Dread – Lee “Scratch” Perry
7. Sipple Out Deh – Max Romeo
LP2, Side 1:
1. One Step Forward (Jamaican mix) – Max Romeo
2. Police And Thieves (12” mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
3. Sons of Slaves – Junior Delgado
Side 2:
1. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with The Full Experience *
2. Soul Fire (Jamaican mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. I am Madman – Lee “Scratch” Perry
4. Exodus - Lee “Scratch” Perry
5. Jamaican ET - Lee “Scratch” Perry

2CD Tracklist
CD 1: THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1976
1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
6. All Africans (7” mix) – Little Roy +
7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
8. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
9. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
10. Jungle Lion (7” mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
11. Hurt So Good (7” mix) - Susan Cadogan
12. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
13. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
14. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
15. Sipple Out Deh (Ja. mix) – Max Romeo
16. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Ja. mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
CD 2: THE EARLY YEARS, 1976 & BEYOND
1. One Step Forward (Jamaican mix) – Max Romeo
2. Ital Corner - Prince Jazzbo
3. Police And Thieves (12” mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
4. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with The Full Experience *
5. Vibrate Onn – Augustus Pablo
6. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
7. Fire Fe The Vatican (7” mix) – Max Romeo
8. Roots Train (7” mix) - Junior Murvin +
9. Open The Gate – Watty Burnett +
10. Soul Fire (Jamaican mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
11. Neckodememus (7” mix) – The Congos
12. Sons Of Slaves (7” mix) – Junior Delgado +
13. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *
14. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
15. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
16. I Am A Madman – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
17. Exodus (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +
18. Jamaican E.T. (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +

* Previously unreleased
+ Previously unreleased digitally

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