Sunday, September 27

Lee "Scratch" Perry - Black Ark in Dub (1993)

"A fine collection of early Perry dub packaged in what seems to be a semi-legit, bootleg way. This label seems to be tied in with the French label Lagoon, which has released the Perry-produced Bob Marley session (two CDs, both of them essential). This is a good selection; Perry remixes are typically audacious and crazy, but there's little enclosed information telling you when the tracks were cut. Lack of information is an ongoing problem with Perry releases, since his entire output defies any kind of authoritative historical treatment. Still, this is worthy of your time, even if it doesn't provide the big buzz of some of Perry's other, more far-out experiments."
W - Black Ark Studios
YouTube: Black Ark in Dub (Album)

2009 November: Lee "Scratch" Perry, 2012 February: Arkology, 2012 June: The Black Ark, 2012 July: Subatomic Sound System meets Lee Scratch Perry & Ari Up of the Slits, 2012 August: "I Chase the Devil", 2014 March: Blackboard Jungle Dub (1973)