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The Upsetters - Stratch The Dub Organizer
03 :48
02
Johnny Lover and The Towerchanters - Who You Gonna Run To
04 :06
03
Lee and The Blue Bell - Tighten Up
02 :44
04
Val Bennett and The Upsetters - A Serious Joke
01 :45
05
Brad Osborne and The Towerchanters - Little Flute Chant
03 :56
06 03 :59
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The Upsetters - Stratch Walking
03 :02
08
Lee Perry and The Black Arks - Come Along
03 :18
09
Ricky and Bunny - Bush Weed Corn Trash
03 :51
10
The Upsetters - Curley Dub
03 :40
ARTIST
TITLE
Scratch And Company Chapter 1
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LPCT 114CD LPCT 114CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/7/2017

2017 digipak edition of a landmark dub record from legendary reggae producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry, using a combination of established collaborators and new musicians (The Upsetters, Ricky and Bunny). Originally released in 1981. Also features: Johnny Lover, The Towerchanters, The Blue Bell, Val Bennett, Brad Osborne, Devion Iron, and The Black Arks. "... an assemblage of pulsating organs, distorted guitar scratches, and deep bass. Vocals come in the form of the standard dub production fragments ('Curly Dub') and occasional Rasta philosophizing ('Who You Gonna Run To,' 'When Jah Come'). The most striking moment is 'Tighten Up.' Here, an infectious tune with banal lyrics and fine groove is transformed through Perry's absurd production methods. Warped beyond belief (and anything resembling conventional logic), it's as if Perry placed the entire track underwater just to see what it sounded like, then sat back, satisfied with his creation. Only the saxophone escapes. The vocalists sound like alien versions of Alvin & the Chipmunks have landed on the island of Jamaica. Nothing else on Scratch & Company quite matches it. . . . fine music for those looking deeper into the producer's catalog." --Nathan Bush, AllMusic