Album review

Various Artists - Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

WONDERMAN YEARS

TROJAN

Various Artists

FLASHING ECHO

TROJAN

Studio One Story focuses on the label once called 'the Motown of Jamaica'. Featuring the productions of label founder Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd, this is available on CD or vinyl and comes with a 100-page booklet and a three-hour DVD featuring documentary and performance footage.

Wonderman Years spotlights Lee 'Scratch' Perry's output between his years of jobbing at Studio One and the foundation of his own legendary Black Ark Studios, capturing the era when roots reggae mutated into dub.

Flashing Echo, meanwhile, documents the experimental heyday of dub from 1970 to 1980, with 41 tracks over two CDs.

Rating: 4 / 10


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