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The Upsetters - Curly Dub

Deep, rattling roots from Scratch and the upsetters. Haunting vocals and horn sections sending I and I into exquisite realms of dreaminess. This loveliness is from 1976’s ‘Super Ape’ album.

Roots Reggae

Uptown Babies Don't Cry - Why Are Upbeat Melodies With Heavy Lyrics So Appealing?

Uptown Babies Don’t Cry is from the Max Romeo album War Ina Babylon.  This album was produced by the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry.  This is one of those songs that has been in my head nonstop since I’ve heard it.   470 more words


Lee "Scratch" Perry & the Upsetters - Psyche And Trim

Fantastic track from 1978’s ‘Return of The Super Ape’. Rattling Roots, and just an all round brilliant song. The genius of Perry is here for all to see/hear.

Roots Reggae

The World of Lee "Scratch" Perry

A musician friend has helped usher me into the world of Lee “Scratch” Perry and Black Ark studios.  I have long known about Perry as a great reggae and dub producer, but he has been recording for so long, and his discography is so immense, that I think I stayed away because I didn’t know where to start.   342 more words


Throwback Thursday: Performing Max Romeo's "I Chase the Devil" with The Hard Times

As a social media manager and blogger, Thursdays are a gift. There’s a widely known theme and I have no problem playing into it. In managing… 207 more words


The Upsetters - Black Panta

Lee “Scratch” Perry at the controls on the classic ’14 Dub Blackboard Jungle’ (a.k.a Blackboard Jungle Dub), an album originally released in 1973. This is Perry in full flow and is classic Dub. Not to be trifled with.