The Upsetter Shop, V. 2; 1969 to 1973
CAT # 11661-7601-2
1. Check Him Out (Take 1) 2:31 2. Uncle Charlie 2:59 3. Uncle Charlie (Version) 3:00 4. Sunshine Rock 3:13 5. Who to Tell 2:38 6. Can't Take It Anymore (Take 4) 3:37 7. Caught You Red Handed (Take 1) 2:18 8. [In the studio listening to the Upsetter radio show on J.B.C.] 1:35 9. Caught You Red Handed (Take 2) 2:36 10. Caught You Red Handed (Take 3) 2:26 11. Water More than Flour 2:52 12. X-Ray Vision (Take 4) 3:27 13. People Sokup Boy 2:19 14. Gee (Take 2) 3:02 15. Some Sympathy 3:01 16. Tender Love 2:59 17. Creation 2:46 18. Cloud Nine (Take 3) 3:09 19. Tighten Up 2:36 20. Tighten Up Skank 2:48 21. Sweets for My Sweet (rehearsal) 3:43
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry is one of the most important producers and artists in Jamaica and his unique body of work has influenced many of the world's top stars. From his work with the Beastie Boys, Paul and Linda McCartney, and Bob Marley to his own Upsetters productions he remains one of music's great innovators and visionaries.
The Upsetter Shop, V. 2, traces 'Scratch's' formative years as a producer in the hectic world of late '60s reggae. From wild instrumentals like 'X-Ray Vision' to over-the-top vocal numbers such as 'Uncle Charlie,' this collection presents a vivid picture of those glory days, presenting the true scope of Lee Perry's genius. Containing many rare and previously unreleased selections, this superb collection also includes full liner notes with detailed song-by-song commentary by David Katz, noted Lee Perry authority. All songs are taken from the original master tapes for full sound fidelity, with the express approval of the producer. Playing time: approximately 60 minutes.
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