Red House Records
D.I.P Presents - The Upsetter
Long out of print 1975 compilation of Lee Perry's Black Ark productions. Featuring his own twisted "Enter The Dragon" The Gladiators roots vocal cut "Time" and Dillinger mashing up "Cane River Rock" plus many more killer earthy roots gems.
Dennis Harris' old school UK reggae label Dip rises again in the form of this eccentric collection originally released back in 1975 and finding the genius Lee Perry at the Black Ark but just prior to the ground-breaking phased and multi-layered sound that emerged from the Ark a year later as showcased on the Max Romeo and Junior Murvin albums. Some great tracks here; Enter The Dragon, replete with a Perry burp solo, the two strange Sam Carty tracks, the mad travelogue of Cane River Rock, King (Watty) Burnett's I Man Free, fondly remembered by Sir Coxsone aficionados, The Gladiators Orchid 45 Time, Leo Graham's Jump Up and Linval Thompson's Fu Kung Man... a fascinating glimpe into another musical world.
1. The Upsetters - Enter The Dragon
2. Sam Carty - I Don't Mind
3. The Upsetters - Cane River Rock
4. King Burnett - I Man Free
5. D. Gates (Upsetters) - Jamaican Theme
6. The Upsetters (Gladiators) - Time
1. Leo Graham - Jump It
2. Sam Carty - Life Is A Flower
3. The Gaylads - Have Some Fun
4. The Gaylads - Nature Man
5. The Silvertones - Dub A Pum Pum
6. Linval Spencer (Linval Thompson) - Fu Kung Man