The Upsetters

Double Seven

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"Double Seven, released by Trojan in late 1973, was the last album Lee 'Scratch' Perry would release on the label for some considerable time, and it was essentially the final album project he put together before establishing his own Black Ark studio. Opening track 'Kentucky Skank' sets the tone with a slow creeper whose frying sounds underscore its role as a praise song to the Colonel's KFC recipes; the cosmic Moog blips come courtesy of Ken Elliott at Camden's Chalk Farm studio, also prominently featured on U-Roy's double-tracked, stereo-panned gambling ode 'Double Six.' David Isaacs' 'Just Enough' was cut a few years prior, which makes it slightly out of phase with the rest of the set, though the enigmatic 'In The Iaah' sounds mightily fresh, with its uncredited chorus said to come courtesy of the Wailers. Perry's own 'Jungle Lion' has hilarious roars from the maestro at the start, strangely grafted atop a reggae re-make of Al Green's 'Love and Happiness.'

Overall, Double Seven melds the soul, funk, reggae and dub elements that were constant in Perry's work during this phase. His enhanced audio spectrum and endless reference points would keep his music continually apart from that made by his peers."

– David Katz (excerpt from the liner notes)

The Upsetters: Double Seven

Kentucky Shank The Upsetters 00' 00''
Double Six The Upsetters 00' 00''
Just Enough The Upsetters 00' 00''
In The Iaah The Upsetters 00' 00''
Jungle Lion The Upsetters 00' 00''
We Are Neighbours The Upsetters 00' 00''
Soul Man The Upsetters 00' 00''
Stick Together The Upsetters 00' 00''
High Fashion The Upsetters 00' 00''
Long Sentence The Upsetters 00' 00''
Hail Stones The Upsetters 00' 00''
Ironside The Upsetters 00' 00''
Cold Weather The Upsetters 00' 00''
Waap You Waa The Upsetters 00' 00''

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