Saturday, 30 June 2012

Saturday Scratch

Another week gone! To ease you into the weekend, here's a tune from the very end of  Lee Perry's Black Ark period. 1980's 'The Return of Pipecock Jackxon' was finally reissued in 2011 and to be honest it's a patchy affair, but 'Bed Jammin' is a mighty fine groove that just keeps rolling and rolling.


7 comments:

Singing Bear said...

More than excellent way to start a Saturday. Mr. Perry...lunatic or genius? Both.

C said...

There's nothing like a bit of rootsy scratchy lo-fi reggae to listen to on a Saturday morning! (Could this become a regular feature..?)

The Swede said...

Eccentric genius I'd say SB. The sheer quantity of his good stuff is breathtaking, therefore C, yes, this could well become a regular feature! (Talking of which, whatever happened to A Soul Thing For a Sunday Morning?)

C said...

Look forward to more Saturday Scratches if you do!
(ASTFASM will be back - just occasionally probably rather than every week, but there will be more!)

flycasual said...

Bonkers but like you say when he's good he's on fire!! Saw him once at Heathrow with a woman prob 3 twice his junior...asked him for an autograph and he obliged but signed it happy birthday..... Brilliant!

Old Pa's Corner said...

Saw him once, it took me hours to get there over half of London....he was hideous....big fat spliff and shiny suit....the highlight was bumped into my next door neighbour...great reggae bfan....and got a lift home.....but as flycasual says when he is good.....

The Swede said...

Great tale flycasual - and you got to meet him? I hope that 'birthday greeting' has pride of place somewhere!

I saw him live just a few years ago OPC. By then he'd ditched the wacky baccy, but you'd never have guessed from his off-the-wallness! He was pretty good, but covered (read, butchered) 'I Wish it Would Rain' by the Temptations mid-set which caused a mass exodus to the bar! The gig recovered after that though and was one of the loudest and bass-heavy I've been to in many a long year. I thought my rib-cage was going to crumble to dust!

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