In 1970 Lee Perry devoted much of his
attention to writing with and producing Bob
Marley & the Wailers. With 'Duppy Conqueror'
already a hit, Scratch led The Upsetters
through the not hugely dissimilar 'Earthquake', an instrumental he intended to
use as a future Wailers backing track. On
this occasion, however, a pre-'Double
Barrel' Dave Barker ended up vocalizing the
cut with close harmony assistance from just
the one Wailer - Bunny. The following year,
Perry re-visited the rhythm, and it's
original title, for a double-tracked toast
from the man Joe Strummer would one day come to call
'the mighty U-Roy'.
A kindly soul out there in cyberspace has
put the two versions together for our aural
delight. Enjoy them and your weekend.