MUSICAL BONES - THE UPSETTERS
LP: DIP DLP6000
CD: Justice League JLCD5002
1975


Original DIP LP (1975):
01. Coco Macca
02. Fly Away
03. The Message
04. Licky Licky
05. Labbrish
06. Quinge Up
07. Raw Chaw
08. 5 Cardiff Crescent
09. Four Of A Kind
10. Voodoo Man

Justice League CD (1997):
01. Coco Macca
02. Fly Away
03. The Message
04. Licky Licky
05. Labbrish
06. Quinge Up
07. Raw Chaw
08. 5 Cardiff Crescent
09. Four Of A Kind
10. Voodoo Man
11. Nah Go Run
12. Mek It Soon
13. Bredda's Dub
14. Matches Lane Affair
15. A Wise Dub

Musical Bones was originally released in 1975 with no track listing and limited to only a few hundred copies. It's part of a mid-70s Upsetter trilogy that includes Kung Fu Meets The Dragon and Return Of Wax. Fans are usually divided over Musical Bones: they either love it or think it's boring. This is really a reggae jazz album, with trombone king Vin Gordon doing great riffs over various Black Ark rhythms, and the overall mood is one of a jam session. The album was re-released on CD in 1998 with a few bonus dub tracks, including the wonderful "Bredda's Dub", which is not so much a dub but an alternate version of "Brotherly Love" by the Jolly Brothers.

See also Kung Fu Meets The Dragon and Return Of Wax.

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