LOCKS: THE BEST OF JUNIOR BYLES & THE UPSETTERS
CD: Heartbeat CDHB208
The music that Junior Byles and Lee Perry made together was a high point of both of their careers - and in reggae. Curly Locks gathers together many of those crucial tunes in a nicely packaged collection. Some highlights include the race track skank of "Got The Tip", the quiet menace of "Cutting Razor", the sublime "A Place Called Africa", and serious fans will be delighted that the famous "Curly Locks" is nicely complimented by two alternate versions. To really do justice to the Byles-Perry collaboration, you need 2 CDs worth of material - Trojan's excellent Beat Down Babylon collection is another must for Junior Byles fans.
See also Beat Down Babylon: The Upsetter Years.