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Lee Perry Classics

FROM THE "BLACK ARK" ERA
1974 -1979


---} Updated 25/8 -02 with two new albums: {---
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This page is solely intended as a guide-line to get a feel of the albums concidered to be Lee Perry classics.
The tracks are written and performed not only by Lee Perry but by various artists.
The soundclips are in Real-Audio format, and about 1 min. You can also use this Winamp plug-in for realmedia (realplayer still needs to be installed though).
 
 

Also check out my   "RARE ALBUMS" section

 


Revolution Dub
1970-1975

1.  Revolution Dub
2.  Womans Dub
3.  Kojak
4.  Doctor On The Go
5.  Bush Weed
6.  Dreadlock Talking
7.  Own man
8.  Dub The Rhythm
9.  Rain Drops


Jah Lion : Colombia Colly
1976

 1.  Wisdom                    11. Soldier And Police War
 2.  Dread Ina Jamdong
 3.  Hay Fever
 4.  Flashing Wip
 5.  Colombia Colly
 6.  Fat Man
 7.  Bad Luck Natty
 8.  Black Lion
 9.  Little Sally Dater
10. Sata


Super Ape
1976

1.   Zion´sBlood
2.   Croaking Lizard
3.   Black Vest
4.   Underground
5.   Curly Dub
6.   Dread Lion
7.   Three In One
8.   Patience
9.   Dub Along
10. Super Ape


Max Romeo : War Ina Babylon
1976

1.  One Step Forward
2.  Uptown Babies Don´t Cry
3.  I Chase The Devil
4.  War Ina Babylon
5.  Norman
6.  Stealing In The Name Of Jah
7.  Tan And See
8.  Smokey Room
9.  Smile Out A Style


Junior Murvin : Police & Thieves
1977

1.  Roots Train
2.  Police And Thieves
3.  Solomon
4.  Rescue Jah Children
5.  Tedious
6.  False Teachin´
7.  Easy Task
8.  Lucifer
9.  Workin´ In The Cornfield
10. I Was Appointed


Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread
1978

1.  Soul Fire
2.  Throw Some Water In
3.  Evil Tounges
4.  Curly Locks
5.  Ghetto Sidewalk
6.  Favorite Dish
7.  Free Up The Weed
8.  Big Neck Police
9.  Yu Squeeze My Panhandle
10. Roast Fish & Cornbread


The Original Super Ape
1978

1.   Bag Of Collie
2.   Down Here In Babylon BrentDowe
3.   Dyon
4.   Return Of The Super Ape
5.   Tell Me Something Good 
6.   Bird In Hand
7.   Crab Yars
8.   Shoulder To The Wheel
9.   Jah Jah Ah Nattay Dread
10. Psycha & Trim
This album was released in 2 versions. 
One called "Return of the super ape ", 
and this one called "The original super ape". This version has got better sound quality, and  include 5 bonus tracks.
The album contains 15 tracks.


The Congos : Heart Of The Congos
1978
1.   Fisherman
2.   Congoman
3.   Open Up The Gate
4.   Children Crying
5.   La La Bam-Bam
6.   Can´t Come In
7.   Sodom And Gomorrow
8.   The Wrong Thing
9.   Ark Of The Govenant
10. Solid Foundation
This double album contains 17 tracks and some of them  are remixes. 


Voodooism
1976-1979

1.   Psalms 20
2.   Proverbs Of Dub
3.   Better Future
4.   Future Dub
5.   River
6.   River Stone
7.   Freedom
8.   Right You
9.   Mash Down
10. Africa
This compilation contains 20 tracks.


Produced And Directed By The Upsetter
1976-1977
1.   I Man Free
2.   Free Man
3.   Zion The Flames
4.   Zion Version
5.   Bike No Licence
6.   Unlicenced Dub
7.   Crying Over You
8.   Crying Dub
9.   Financial Crisis
10. Fiancial Dub
This compilation contains 20 tracks, 
and half of them are dub versions.


Build The Ark
1972-1976

1.  My Little Sandra
2.  Dubbing Sandra
3.  Feelings
4.  Version
5.  Long Long Time
6.  Long Time Dub
7.  A Wah Dat
8.  Dub Dau
9.  White Belly Rat
10. Judas De White Belly Rat
This double album compilation 
contains 34 tracks, and about half 
of them are dub versions. 


Arkology
1976-1979

1.   Dub Revolution(pt.1)
2.   One Step Forward
3.   One Step Dub
4.   Vampire
5.   Vamp A Dub
6.   Sufferers Time
7.   Sufferers Dub
8.   Sufferers Herghts
9.   Don´t Blame On I
10. Much Smarter
This triple album compilation 
contains 52 tracks, and many of 
them are dub versions. 


Open The Gate
1974-1976

1.   Words
2.   Vampire
3.   Babylon Fallig
4.   Mistry Babylon
5.   Garden Of  Life
6.   History
7.   Sons Of Slaves
8.   Open The Gate
9.   Talk About It
10. Cherry Oh Baby
This double album compilation 
contains 17 tracks.


Soundzs From The Hot Line
1976-1979

1.  Bionic Rat
2.  Ashes And Dust
3.  Righteous Oily
4.  In This Iwa
5.  Babylon A Fall
6.  Rainbow Throne
7.  Standing On The Hill
8.  News Flash
9.  When You Walk
10. Sweet Guava Jelly
This album is a collection with Lee Perry on vocals on most of the tracks. It is only supposed to consist of black ark material, but also seem to hold some pre-black ark tracks.


Lost Treasures Of The Ark
1969-1978

1.  I Know A Place
2.  I Know A Dub
3.  Who Colt The Game
4.  Who Colt The Dub
5.  Shocks Almighty (mix 1)
6.  Shocks Almighty (mix 2)
7.  Shocks Almighty (vocal/dub mix)
8.  More Axe
9.  More More Axe
10.Stand By Me
This triple album compilation contains 42 tracks. At least 17 tracks are not from the black ark studio.
Some tracks can be found on other compilations. And finally four tracks can be found as four out of five bonus tracks on "The Original Super Ape"


Divine Madness...Definitely
1974
-1977

1.  Woman And Money
2.  10 Cent Skank
3.  River To Cross
4.  Sweet Taste Of Memory
5.  Stand Up
6.  Dub Fa Yah Rights
7.  So Many Ways
8.  So Many Skanks
9.  Africa We Are Going Home
10.Africa Dub

This double album contains 17 tracks. Some of them are dub versions.CD # 2 contains interviews from BBC radio from the years 1984, 1986 and 1991.



Megaton Dub 1
1977-1978

1.  Such Is Dub
2.  Concious Man Dub
3.  Dreader Dub
4.  Corn Picker Dub
5.  Rasta Dub
6.  Dem No Know Dub
7.  Megaton Dub
8.  Freedom Dub
9.  School Girl Dub
10.Simon The Sorcerer
This album holds10 tracks of pure dub.


Megaton Dub 2
1977-1978

1.  Fisherman Dub
2.  Travelling In Dub
3.  Zion In Dub
4.  Groovy Dub
5.  Dub Crisis
6.  Green Bay Killing
7.  Big Neck Dub
8.  Living In Dub
9.  Groovy Situation
This album holds 9 tracks of pure dub.


Baffling Smoke Signal
2002

1.  Ketch Vampire
2.  Full Experience
3.  Baffling Smoke Signal
4.  Down Here In Babylon
5.  Natty Take Over
6.  Lizard Stick
7.  Ark Of The Covenant
8.  Set Up Yourself
9.  Garden Of Life
10.Feast Of The Passover

This compilation contains 12 tracks.

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There is more to come...but be sure to visit the "rare albums" section.

 


 

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