Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lee Perry : The Upsetter 1998

Lee "Scratch" Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, 20 March 1936, Kendal, Jamaica) is a musician, who has been influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and overseas.
He employs numerous pseudonyms, such as Pipecock Jackxon and The Upsetter.

The Upsetter tells the fascinating story of Lee " Scratch " Perry , a visionary musician and artist from poor rural Jamaica who journeyed to the big city in the late 1950's with dreams of making it in the burgeoning record industry .

Lee Perry burst on the scene with a brand new sound , inventing a genre of music that would come to be called Reggae while mentoring a young Bob Marley and gaining international recognition as a record Producer and Solo artist .

The Black Ark Studio became a hotbed for the production of Reggae and Dub Music and made Scratch quite famous .

At that time in Kingstom however , gang warfare driven by warring Political factions was causing havoc in the streets . In the chaos that ensued , the gangsters and the police both extorted Scratch , threatening his life on many occasions .

After a decade of alcohol , Ganja ( Marijuanna ) , Lee Perry banned all toxic substances
from his body and adopted a strict vegetarian diet .

In 2006 at the age of 70 , Perry embarked on a world tour to spread his message of Peace and Prosperity in UK , Russia , Brazil , Japan and Nrw Zealand .

The Upsetter charts 70 years in the life of Lee Perry .
It is 30 years of Jamaican music and culture as it is study of one of the most creative and inspiring human beings of all time .

Album One : The Reggae Side

1. King Burnett : I Man Free
2. The Flames : Zion
3. Easton Clarke : Bike No Licence
4. The Heptones : Crying Over You
5. The Silvertones : Financial Crisis
6. Junior Murvin : False Teachings
7. Winston Heywood and the Hombres : Backbiting
8. The Meditations : Houses Of Parliament
9. George Faith : Guide Line
10. Junior Murvin : Philistines On The Land

Album Two : The Dub Version

The Upsetter .

1. Free Man
2. Zion Version
3. Unlicensed Dub
4. Crying Dub
5. Financial Dub
6. Teachers Dub
7. Chastising Dub
8. Dub Of Parliament
9. Dub Line
10. Bingo Kid
Size : 75 Mb

Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Pressure Sounds
Year : 1998
Made : In England
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Size : 85 Mb + 75 Mb
Bitrate : 320


1 comment:

  1. Thought you should know that the 3rd picture, the black and white one with the speakers in behind, is not Lee Perry. It's Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace and looks as if it was made from a screen shot of the film "Rockers" perhaps. He played drums for Perry on occasion but is certainly not the man himself.