I AM THE UPSETTER: THE STORY OF THE LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY GOLDEN YEARS
CD: Trojan TJNBX225
2005


Disc 1:
01. I Am The Upsetter - Lee Perry
02. Set Them Free - Lee Perry & The Defenders
03. People Funny Boy - Lee Perry
04. Django Shoots First - Sir Lord Comic & The Upsetters
05. What A Botheration - Lee Perry
06. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
07. Check Him Out - Bleechers
08. Prisoner Of Love - Dave Barker
09. Return Of The Ugly - The Upsetters
10. Rightful Ruler - U Roy
11. Clint Eastwood - Lee Perry
12. Medical Operation - The Upsetters
13. Kill Them All - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
14. Shocks Of Mighty - Dave Barker
15. Sipreano - Lee Perry
16. Duppy Conqueror - Bob Marley & the Wailers
17. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Dave Barker
18. Son Of Thunder - Lee Perry
19. Place Called Africa - Junior Byles
20. Give Me Power - Roy Lee & King Iwah
21. Small Axe - Bob Marley & The Wailers
22. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
23. All Over - Eccles & Neville
24. Small Axe Version 2 (AKA Shocks '71) - Dave Barker

Disc 2:
01. Public Enemy Number One - Max Romeo
02. Professor Ironside - Lloyd Parks
03. Hot & Cold - Augustus Pablo
04. Back Biter - Lee Perry & Dennis Alcapone
05. Preacher Man - The Stingers
06. Black Man Time - Lee Perry
07. Cow Thief Skank - Charlie Ace & The Upsetters
08. Black IPA - The Upsetters
09. Jungle Lion - The Upsetters
10. Bathroom Skank - The Upsetters
11. Words - The Gatherers
12. Dub Organiser - Dillinger
13. Better Days - The Carltons
14. Station Underground News - King Kobra
15. Rebels Train - The Upsetters
16. To Be A Lover - George Earl
17. Herb Vendor - Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace
18. Hurts So Good - Susan Cadogan & The Mighty Diamonds
19. Curley Locks - Junior Byles
20. Golden Locks - Lee Perry
21. Woman & Money - Denzil Dennis

Disc 3:
01. Bury The Razor - Lee Perry
02. Woman Gotta Have Love - Jimmy Riley
03. Stay Dread - Lee Perry
04. Fire Fe The Vatican - Max Romeo
05. Roots Train Number One - Junior Marvin
06. Ital Corner - Prince Jazzbo
07. Thanks & Praise - Junior Ainsworth
08. Forward With The Orthodox - Mystic I
09. I Was Appointed (alternate cut) - Junior Marvin
10. Groovy Situation (dub plate mix) - Keith Rowe
11. Words (12''' Disco Word) - Anthony 'Sangie Davis' & Lee Perry
12. Know Love (12'' Disco Love) - The Twin Roots
13. Sons Of Slaves (12'' Disco Cork) - Junior Delgado
14. Bad Weed (12'') - Junior Murvin
15. City Too Hot (12'') - Lee Perry

Disc 4:
01. Cloak & Dagger - Tommy McCook & The Upsetters
02. Rude Walking - Tommy McCook & The Upsetters
03. Caveman Skank - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
04. Black Panta - The Upsetters
05. Flashing Echo - The Upsetting Upsetters
06. Kojak - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
07. Bush Weed - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
08. Enter The Dragon - The Mighty Upsetters
09. Fungea - The Mighty Upsetters
10. Judgement Day - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
11. Voodoo Man - Vin Gordon & The Upsetters
12. Kingdom Of Dub - Upsetters
13. Dubism - Upsetters
14. Lizard Stick - Upsetters
15. Dub Fa Yuh Rights - The Upsetters
16. Foundation Solid (alternate mix) - The Upsetters
17. Babylon Thief Dub - Augustus Pablo
18. Vampire (Horns) - The Upsetters
19. Lover Dub - Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters
20. Huzza A Hana - Lee Perry & The Upsetters

I Am The Upsetter is a fantastic 4-CD set with extensive and insightful sleeve notes by Jeremy Collingwood, great looking design, and an almost faultless selection of material. The set covers 1968 - 1978, "the golden years" of Lee Perry indeed: from the rollicking early reggae of "Return Of Django" to dreader numbers like "Preacher Man" and feverish Black Ark masterpieces like "City Too Hot", this set contains more than four hours of the music that legends are made of. Besides of all of the usual suspects, the set contains some upsetting rarities, such as "All Over" by Eccles and Neville, "Black Man Time" by Lee Perry, the original George Faith (AKA George Earl) version of "To Be A Lover" and a dubplate version of Keith Rowe's "Groovy Situation". The inclusion of several disco mixes ("Words", "Know Love", "Sons Of Slaves", "Bad Weed" and "City Too Hot") is a great bonus. I Am The Upsetter is just as crucial a set as Island's Arkology, and is a must for new fans as well as a collector's item for serious ones.

See also I Am The Upsetter: Rare Sevens Box Set.

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