Posthumous Lee “Scratch” Perry box set, King Scratch, out in September

Lee "Scratch" Perry King Scratch box set

A posthumous Lee “Scratch” Perry box set featuring material that spans his entire career is on the way. On September 2, Trojan Records will release King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive), which will be available in 2xLP and 2xCD as well as a deluxe 4xLP and 4xCD version. Trojan has shared the 7-inch mix of “Jungle Lion,” which you can hear below.

The box set contains some rare and unreleased DJ mixes, including a rare mix of Junior Murvin’s “Police and Thieves.” Check out the complete tracklist of the deluxe box set below.

Read our Beginner’s Guide to the music of Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Lee “Scratch” Perry King Scratch box set tracklist:

LP1, Side 1

1. People Funny Boy – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
2. Tighten Up – The Inspirations
3. Return of Django – The Upsetters
4. Shocks of Mighty – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
5. Place Called Africa aka A Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
6. All Africans aka Don’t Cross The Nation (7” mix) – Little Roy +
7. Beat Down Babylon – Junior Byles

LP1, Side 2

1. Words of My Mouth – The Gatherers
2. Hot Tip – Prince Django
3. Jungle Lion (7” mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
4. Curly Locks – Junior Byles
5. Hurt So Good (7” mix) – Susan Cadogan
6. Bushweed Corntrash – Bunny & Ricky

LP 2, Side 1

1. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
2. Three Times Three – King Tubby & The Upsetters
3. Sufferers Time – The Heptones
4. Sufferers Heights – Junior Dread
5. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Jamaican mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
6. Sipple Out Deh aka War In A Babylon (Jamaican mix) – Max Romeo

LP2, Side 2

1. One Step Forward (12” mix) – Max Romeo & Prince Jazzbo *
2. Rise And Shine – Watty & Tony
3. Police And Thieves (12” mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *

LP3, Side 1

1. Ethiopia Land – Peter & Paul Lewis
2. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with The Full Experience *
3. City Too Hot (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
4. Vibrate Onn (12” mix) – Augustus Pablo

LP3, Side 2

1. Rainy Night In Portland (12” mix) – Watty Burnett
2. Garden of Life – Leroy Sibbles
3. Sons of Slaves (12” mix) – Junior Delgado

LP4, Side 1

1. Roots Train (7” mix) – Junior Murvin +
2. History (7” mix) – Carlton Jackson
3. Neckodememus aka Nicodemus (7” mix) – The Congos
4. Soul Fire (Jamaican mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

LP 4, Side 2

1. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
2. I Am A Madman (LP mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. Exodus (12” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
4. Jamaican E.T (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *

CD1. THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 – 1973

1. None Such Busted Me Bet (aka Sufferation – The Mellotones)
2. Stranger On The Shore – Val Bennett & The Upsetters
3. A Place In The Sun – David Isaacs
4. Dollar In The Teeth – The Upsetters
5. Check Him Out – The Bleechers
6. Live Injection – The Upsetters
7. Prisoner Of Love – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
8. Clint Eastwood (7” Mix) – The Upsetters
9. Babyloose Burning aka Babylon’s Burning – Maxie, Niney & Scratch
10. Give Me Power – The Stingers
11. This World – Milton Henry as King Medious
12. Lick The Pipe Peter Part 4 – Jah T
13. French Connection – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
14. Da Da – Junior Byles
15. Rasta Bandwagon – Max Romeo
16. Blackman Time – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
17. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
18. Cow Thief Skank – Charlie Ace & Lee Perry
19. Black IPA aka Green Island – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
20. Dub Organizer – Dillinger & The Upsetters
21. News Flash – Leo Graham
22. Better Days – Carlton & The Shoes
23. Sick And Tired – Neville Grant
24. Rasta No Pickpocket
25. Black Candle – Leo Graham

CD2. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 1 (1974 – 1976)

1. Doctor Demand – Leo Graham & Prince Jazzbo
2. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. Herb Vendor – Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace
4. Lady Lady – Cynty & The Monkees
5. Enter The Dragon (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
6. Public Jestering – Judge Winchester
7. Cane River Rock – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & the Upsetters
8. Do It Baby (aka Nice And Easy) (7” mix) – Susan Cadogan
9. The Long Way (7”mix) – Junior Byles
10. Many Are Called aka Yagga Yagga – The Unforgettables
11. Be Thankful (For What You’ve Got) – Bunny Scott
12. I Man Free – Watty Burnett
13. I Man Stand Still – Jimmy Riley
14. To Love Somebody – Bunny Scott
15. Sons of Negus – Jimmy Riley
16. Down Here in Babylon – Brent Dowe
17. Big May – Bunny Scott
18. Babylon Deh Pon Fire – Truth, Fact & Correct
19. Natty Pass Through Rome – Prince Jazzbo
20. Back Wey – Fay Bennett
21. Fever / Influenza Version – Susan Cadogan & The Upsetters
22. White Belly Rat – Lee Perry
23. Fire Fe The Vatican – Max Romeo
24. Stop The War In A Babylon – James Boom +

CD3. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 2 (1976 – 1977)

1. I Shall Be Released – The Heptones & Jah Lion +
2. A Wah Dat – Junior Dread
3. Take Warning – Ralph Haughton & Ebony Sisters
4. Four And Twenty Dreadlocks (7”mix) – Evan Jones
5. Groovy Situation (Jamaican mix) – Keith Rowe
6. I Forgot To Be Your Lover (7” mix) – George Faith
7. Voodooism – Leo Graham
8. Rasta Train – Raphael Green & Alimantando
9. At The Feast (Of The Passover) – The Congos
10. Wolf Out Deh – Shaumark & Robinson
11. Reggae Music – Hugo Blackwood & Alimantado
12. Open The Gate (7” mix) – Watty Burnett +
13. Vampire (7” mix) – Devon Irons & Alimantado

CD 4. BLACK ARK & BEYOND (1977 – 2002)

1. Bad Weed (12” mix) – Junior Murvin
2. Bionic Rats (12” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. Forward With The Orthodox – Mistic I
4. Know Love (12” mix) – Twin Roots
5. Big Neck Police – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
6. Green Bay Inquest – Lord Sassafrass & Debra Keese
7. Free Up The Prisoners (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
8. Home Guard – Michael Campbell (aka Mikey Dread)
9. Cross Over (7” mix) – Junior Murvin
10. Bafflin Smoke Signal (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *
11. Introducing Myself – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *
13. I’ll Take You There (7” mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *

* Previously unreleased
+ Previously unreleased digitally

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