King Scratch – Gems From The Ark-ive

by Aug 29, 2022

King Scratch - Gems From The Ark-ive

As arguably one of the greatest Jamaican record producers of all time, Rainford Hugh Perry pka Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming Jamaica’s popular sound throughout the ’60s and ’70s. With his unique approach to production he pushed the music beyond previously perceived boundaries. This mixtape, featuring some of his best known and most influential recordings along with some rare and unreleased DJ mixes, is not only a tribute to a distinctly eccentric figure but also marks the first anniversary of his passing on 29th August 2021 at the age of 85.

Tracks

01. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters – Bucky Skank
02. Bunny & Ricky – Bushweed Corntrash
03. Little Roy – All Africans aka Don’t Cross The Nation (7” Mix)
04. Junior Byles – Place Called Africa
05. The Gatherers – Words Of My Mouth
06. Dave Barker – Shocks Of Mighty
07. The Inspirations – Tighten Up
08. The Upsetters – Return Of Django
09. Lee Perry – People Funny Boy
10. Junior Byles – Beat Down Babylon
11. Max Romeo – Three Blind Mice
12. Prince Jazzbo – Natty Pass Through Rome
13. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Stay Dread
14. Junior Byles – Curly Locks
15. Max Romeo/Prince Jazzbo – One Step Forward/Ital Corner
16. Leo Graham – Voodooism
17. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Soul Fire
18. Watty & Tony – Rise And Shine
19. The Heptones – Sufferer’s Time
20. Max Romeo – Fire Fe The Vatican (7” Mix)
21. Junior Murvin & Jah Lion – Police And Thief aka Police And Thieves (12” Mix)
22. The Congos – At The Feast (Of The Passover)
23. The Congos – Nicodemus (7” Mix)
24. Watty Burnett – Open The Gate
25. Junior Murvin – Cross Over (12” Mix)
26. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Roast Fish And Cornbread (JA Mix)
27. Max Romeo – Sipple Out Deh aka War Ina Babylon (JA Mix)
28. Max Romeo/Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with The Full Experience – Chase The Devil/Disco Devil
29. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Big Neck Policeman
30. Junior Murvin – Roots Train
31. Junior Delgado – Sons Of Slaves (7” Mix)
32. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Free Up The Prisoners (7” Mix)
33. Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Jungle Lion (7” Mix)

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