Lee Perry & Various Artists
Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Friends: Disco Devil - The Jamaican Discomixes
Release Date: 17/09/2012
By the latter half of the seventies, disco-mixes – extended versions of tracks - were de rigueur throughout popular music. The trend was particularly suited to Reggae, as vocal cuts could be spliced with DJ or Dub cuts to create long-playing versions singles - and there was no greater exponent of the disco-mix format than Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
From 1976 to 1980, Perry created some of the most sublime 12’ singles ever to see issue and the very best of these works are collected here on this long over due collection.
Aimed not just at Perry enthusiasts, but also those wishing to discover the very best in Roots Reggae sounds, this is undoubtedly the finest collection of Reggae disco-mixes yet to see issue.
1. Max Romeo & The Upsetters - Norman (Extended Jamaican mix) 08:42
2. Junior Murvin - Bad Weed (Extended Ja. mix) 08:17
3. George Faith - To Be a Lover (Have Some Mercy) 07:56
4. The Twin Roots - Know Love (Extended Jamaican mix)09:23
5. Watty Burnett - Rainy Night in Portland 07:13
6. Lee "Scratch" Perry & Full Experience - Disco Devil 07:51
7. Lee "Scratch" Perry - City Too Hot 08:39
8. Sangie Davis & Lee Perry - Words (12" Disco Word)08:47
9. Junior Murvin & Dillinger - Roots Train (Extended Jamaican mix) 09:00
1. Watty Burnett (Extended Version) - Open the Gate 07:52
2. The Congos - Neckodeemus 07:54
3. Doctor Alimantado & Raphael Green - Rasta Train 08:33
4. Doctor Alimentado & Devon Irons - Ketch Vampire (Extended Jamaican mix)10:11
5. Carlton Jackson - History 08:04
6. Junior Delgado - Sons of Slaves (12" Version) 06:40
7. The Heptones - Party Time (Extended Jamaican mix) 06:46
8. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Free Up the Prisoners 12:46
9. Leroy Sibbles - Garden of Life (Extended Version) 08:03