|PEOPLE FUNNY BOY
CD: Trojan TRCD339
People Funny Boy is a solid collection of early Lee Perry productions, including quite a few rarities as well as the big hits (why Trojan felt it necessary to put "Tighten Up" and "Return Of Django" on yet another collection is beyond me). While overall this collection is nothing to get excited about, serious fans will appreciate the more esoteric choices here, such as the steel drum skank of "Handy Cap", Scratch's grumbling "You Crummy" and the jazzy tunes from sax king Val Bennett. Special mention must be made of "Evol Yenoh", which is "Honey Love" with the vocals run backwards for a truly freakish three minutes.