Lee Scratch Perry 'People Funny Boy: The Early Upsetter Singles' 10x7" Box Set


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Lee Scratch Perry 'People Funny Boy: The Early Upsetter Singles' 10x7" Box Set

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 high quality vinyl and presented in specially created card sleeves. 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.

SINGLE 1:

Spanish Harlem - Val Bennett

Tighten Up – The Inspirations

SINGLE 2:

Uncle Charley - Mellotones

What A Botheration - Mellotones

SINGLE 3:

None Such (Busted Me Bet) - The Mellotones

Popeye Stranger On The Shore - Val Bennett

SINGLE 4:

Place In The Sun - David Isaacs

Handy-Cap - Upsetter All Stars

SINGLE 5:

Sentence - Danny and Lee

You Crummy - Lee Perry

SINGLE 6:

Honey Love - Bert Walters

Evol Yenoh - Bert Walters

SINGLE 7:

Baby Baby - Val Bennett

Barbara - Val Bennett

SINGLE 8:

Uncle Desmond – Lee Perry

Bronco – Lee Perry

SINGLE 9:

People Funny Boy - Lee (King) Perry

Blowing In The Wind - Burt Walters

SINGLE 10:

What A Botheration - Lee Perry

Stand By Me – Upsetters