Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Disco Devil - The Jamaican Discomixes

By the latter half of the seventies, disco-mixes – extended versions of tracks - were de rigueur throughout popular music. The trend was particularly suited to Reggae, as vocal cuts could be spliced with DJ or Dub cuts to create long-playing versions singles. And there was no greater exponent of the disco-mix format than Lee ScratchPerry.

From 1976 to 1980, Perry created some of the most outstanding 12” singles ever to see issue and the very best of these works are collected here on this long over due collection.

Aimed not just at Perry enthusiasts, but also those wishing to discover the very best in Roots Reggae sounds, this is undoubtedly the finest collection of Reggae disco-mixes yet to see issue.

DISC #1:

1.Norman – Max Romeo & The Upsetters
2.Bad Weed – Junior Murvin
3.I Forgot To Be Your Lover (aka To Be A Lover) – George Faith
4.Know Love – Twin Roots
5.Rainy Night In Portland – Watty Burnett
6.Disco Devil – Lee Perry & The Full Experience
7.City Too Hot – Lee Perry
8.Words – Sangie Davis & Lee Perry
9.Roots Train - Junior Murvin & Dillinger

DISC #2:

1.Open The Gate – Watty Burnett
2.Neckodememus – The Congos
3.Rasta Train – Raphael Green & Doctor Alimantado
4.Ketch Vampire – Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado
5.History (Of Civilisation) – Carlton Jackson
6.Sons Of Slaves – Junior Delgado
7.Party Time – The Heptones
8.Free Up The Prisoners – Lee ’Scratch’ Perry
9.Garden Of Life – Leroy Sibbles

Available on Trojan Records

1 comment:

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