Count Sticky began his career performing Jamaican Mento and Calypso in the mid-1950's and released a number of singles in this style in the early 1960's, chiefly on the Caribou and Kalypso labels, which have never been compiled, however several are available to sample on YouTube. Moving with the times, the cusp of the 1970's found Sticky plying his trade in the nascent DJ style, which is where we meet him, as a short-lived member of Lee 'Scratch' Perry's stable of artists.
Here's Count Sticky, backed by an unusually
funky Upsetters, with the splendidly titled
'Rockford Psychedelion', a tune that
belatedly saw the light of day for the first
time on the Pressure Sounds release, 'High
Plains Drifter', in 2012.
...and if you're struggling in the current wintry conditions, here's Scratch himself to show
us how to remain cool in the snow.
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