Saturday, 19 January 2013

Saturday Scratch #20

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.

Previously on Saturday Scratch.


Anonymous said...

Groovy but I'll have to admit that I was truly hoping for a dubbed-up version of the 'Rockford Files' theme! Now, wouldn't that be something? Ha!

There is something totally surreal about seeing Lee Perry in the snow.

The Swede said...

That would be brilliant! I'll take a look through the archives just in case.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Welcome back Saturday Scratch...another new one to me but most enjoyable

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