Release Date: 31/05/2019
In the late spring of 1968, after years spent making his mark within the Jamaican music industry as an artist and jobbing producer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry unveiled his own Upsetter Records label.
Over the months that immediately followed, his exceptional talent was repeatedly reinforced with the release a series of popular 7” singles, the most successful was his ground-breaking hit, ‘People Funny Boy’.
By the summer of ’68, the recently launched Trojan Records had acquired exclusive rights to Perry’s productions, issuing the best of his work on the company’s flagship label, prior to creating a British version of his Upsetter imprint, early the following year.
This deluxe 7” box set collection gathers faithful reproductions of the first ten 45s that showcased his work in the UK, each pressed on
Also featured within this stylishly designed collection is a fold-out poster-sized insert, featuring a detailed essay on Perry by the producer’s official biographer, David Katz.
Spanish Harlem - Val Bennett
Tighten Up – The Inspirations
Uncle Charley - Mellotones
What A Botheration - Mellotones
None Such (Busted Me Bet) - The Mellotones
Popeye Stranger On The Shore - Val Bennett
Place In The Sun - David Isaacs
Handy-Cap - Upsetter All Stars
Sentence - Danny and Lee
You Crummy - Lee Perry
Honey Love - Bert Walters
Evol Yenoh - Bert Walters
Baby Baby - Val Bennett
Barbara - Val Bennett
Uncle Desmond – Lee Perry
Bronco – Lee Perry
People Funny Boy - Lee (King) Perry
Blowing In The Wind - Burt Walters
What A Botheration - Lee Perry
Stand By Me – Upsetters