Boomkat Product Review:
In the late spring of 1968, after years spent making his mark within the Jamaican music industry as an artist and jobbing producer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry unveiled his own Upsetter Records label.
Over the months that immediately followed, his exceptional talent was repeatedly reinforced with the release a series of popular 7” singles, the most successful was his ground-breaking hit, ‘People Funny Boy’. By the summer of ’68, the recently launched Trojan Records had acquired exclusive rights to Perry’s productions, issuing the best of his work on the company’s flagship label, prior to creating a British version of his Upsetter imprint, early the following year. This deluxe 7” box set collection gathers faithful reproductions of the first ten 45s that showcased his work in the UK, each pressed on high quality vinyl and presented in specially created card sleeves.
Also featured within this stylishly designed collection is a fold-out poster-sized insert, featuring a detailed essay on Perry by the producer’s official biographer, David Katz.
SINGLE 1: Spanish Harlem - Val Bennett / Tighten Up – The Inspirations
SINGLE 2: Uncle Charley - Mellotones / What A Botheration - Mellotones
SINGLE 3: None Such (Busted Me Bet) - The Mellotones / Popeye Stranger On The Shore - Val Bennett
SINGLE 4: Place In The Sun - David Isaacs / Handy-Cap - Upsetter All Stars
SINGLE 5: Sentence - Danny and Lee / You Crummy - Lee Perry
SINGLE 6: Honey Love - Bert Walters / Evol Yenoh - Bert Walters
SINGLE 7: Baby Baby - Val Bennett / Barbara - Val Bennett
SINGLE 8: Uncle Desmond – Lee Perry / Bronco – Lee Perry
SINGLE 9: People Funny Boy - Lee (King) Perry / Blowing In The Wind - Burt Walters
SINGLE 10: What A Botheration - Lee Perry / Stand By Me – Upsetters