CD: Justice League JLCD5005
Black Arkives is a great collection of Lee Perry productions including some early Black Ark tracks. This collection is more or less based on the 1975 DIP collection DIP Presents The Upsetter; this Justice League CD issue contains eight of the songs from that album. The music ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous - mostly sublime, however! The two ridiculous tunes come from Sam Carty, whose "Nature Man" and "I Don't Mind" make him sound like a Jamaican Tiny Tim. Most of this music is very esoteric, and even if it's not all crucial, the sheer obscurity of it makes for interesting listening. Highlights include the explosive "Vampire Horns", Eric Donaldson's amazing "Stand Up", and an alternate take of Brent Dowe's devastating "Down Here In Babylon".
See also DIP Presents The Upsetter.