Lee "Scratch" Perry - King Scratch: Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive


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Lee Scratch Perry was one of reggae's iconic producers, long associated with his friend Bob Marley, who he produced during a key period early 1970s while reggae was emerging as a new genre, resulting in classics such as "Soul Rebel," "Duppy Conqueror, "Sun In Shining" and the later "Smile Jamaica" and "Punky Reggae Party." Scratch was one of the key architects of reggae's emerging sub-genre ‘dub,' applying his eccentric personality to reshaping the sonic landscape and achieving global influence in the process.

His famed Black Ark studio in the Washington Gardens neighborhood of Kingston was the center of reggae's most progressive and experimental efforts from 1973-1983 and developed a readily recognizable sonic texture that producers try to imitate to the present day. This is where the famed recordings with The Congos, Junior Murvin, Max Romeo, George Faith, The Silvertones, and countless radical dub experiments were created. 

King Scratch: Musical Masterpieces Upsetter Ark-ive is the definitive anthology of the world's greatest reggae producer collecting such hits as "People Funny Boy," "Return Django," "Jungle Lion," "Hurt So Good," Police and Thief" and more!