CD: Heartbeat CDHB53
Produced by Coxsone Dodd
Chicken Scratch gathers together some of Perry's first recordings for Coxsone Dodd at Studio One, and it's a great collection of ska stompers. Even as a kid, Lee Perry could swing! If you're only familiar with Scratch's reggae, then Chicken Scratch is a must. Sadly missing are other Perry ska gems such as "Pussy Galore", "Run Rudies Run", and "Help The Weak"; this collection should have contained twice as many tracks. Hopefully Heartbeat will re-release second volume of Scratch's ska in the future.