Lee Perry & The Upsetters ‘Roaring Lion’ – FIRST HEAR!

PRESSURE SOUNDS DROPS ALBUM OF LOST BLACK ARK MIXES AND DUBLATES 1976 proved to be a defining year for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. A deal with Island Records meant that his 3 albums and a dozen singles received the marketing and… Continue Reading


“Book Of Rules”

While The Heptones AKA Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan, and Barry Llewellan,  are most closely related with Lee Perry’s Black Ark studio (they notoriously recorded 1978’s Party Time there), it is at Harry J’s where they record their most memorable hit… Continue Reading


Native & Little Maddness “Mother Country” / “Version” (Pressure Sounds) 7″ vinyl 45 rpm

Included here is a recent Pressure Sounds 7″ vinyl press of Native & Little Maddness “Mother Country” / “Version.”  love what Pressure Sounds has been issuing lately.  Real high quality pressings of classic roots tunes, many of which were never… Continue Reading


‘Jamdown’ (Classic Reggae Documentary)

A musical journey into the heart of Jamaica’s 1980 roots reggae scene.  JAMDOWN takes you on a journey back to 1980, straight into the heart of the Jamaican reggae scene, following legendary reggae artists Toots Hibbert and The Congos. The film, shot in… Continue Reading


Lee Perry builds the Black Ark

On November 9, 1972, The Jamaica Gleaner reports that the legendary sound studio is finished, and history-making tracks are already being laid down within it’s walls. Many thanks to blog contributor Fred ‘Reggaelover’ P for contributing this press clipping.


Midnight Dread’s Classic High Times Interview with Lee “Scratch” Perry

Tonight I’m sharing a rare classic from the Midnight Dread archives:  a legendary interview with the “King of Reggae” – Lee “Scratch” Perry. Please visit Midnight Dread’s website at www.midnightdread.com for more rarities. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the Upsetter, a cornerstone… Continue Reading


Lee “Scratch” Perry Kicks Off North American Tour in Washington, D.C.

Please visit World-A-Reggae to read my review of the show!