Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle [2004]

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Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle [2004]

Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle [2004]
MP3 VBR ~216K/s, 44,000hz | Dub | 88.9 Mb | 60:05min
This is the first dub album to be released back in 1973 under a slightly different name. This 2004 cd version loses none of the original mystique. From the godfather of Dub himself, you really NEED this album.


Note: This is a review of a slightly different version, Lee Perry released his stuff to so many labels that it is hard to track down certain reviews for certain releases! Anyway the only correction I would make to the following review is that it wasn't another fine example, it was the first!

On Blackboard Jungle Dub, Lee Perry and the Upsetters produce another fine example of their subversive brand of dub with a unique blend of murky rhythm tracks, warbling guitar effects and distant-sounding horns. Although it does not quite match the quality of the classic Upsetters album Super Ape, Blackboard nevertheless impresses with both the brevity of "strictly" drum and bass cuts such as "Dreamland Dub" and "Kasha Macka Dub," and expansive touches like the animated DJ toasting on "Cloak A Dagger (Ver. 3)." Living up to the "Upsetter" moniker, Perry wreaks his inimitable brand of mayhem during "Fever Grass Dub" with a half-baked MC intro, lion roars and air raid siren imitations; effects which blend in well with other eccentric features like the spastic trombone solo on "BlackBoard ver. 2" and reverb-heavy percussion on "Cloak a Dagger." Just standard technique for Perry really, and part of the sound which made his productions instantly recognizable amongst many '70s and '80s dub releases. Blackboard Jungle contains classic dub taken to the outer limits and is one of the highlights of the Lee Perry catalog. ~ Stephen Cook, All Music Guide


1. Black Panta (4:40)
2. V/S Panta Rock (3:34)
3. Khasha Macka (3:52)
4. Elephant Rock (3:17)
5. African Skank (3:17)
6. Dreamland Skank (2:35)
7. Jungle Jim (2:57)
8. Drum Rock (3:56)
9. Dub Organizer (3:25)
10. Lovers Skank (2:45)
11. Mooving Skank (2:48)
12. Apeman Skank (2:30)
13. Jungle Skank (2:22)
14. Kaya Skank (3:05)
15. Upsetting Rhythm #1 (3:35)
16. Upsetting Rhythm #2 (3:29)
17. Upsetting Rhythm #3 (3:37)
18. Happy Roots (4:14)


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Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle [2004]

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