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The Upsetters

May 25th, 2017

Genre:
Reggae

Years Active:
'60s, '70s



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The Upsetters

Biography

Producer Lee "Scratch" Perry's longtime house band, the Upsetters appeared on some of the most legendary records in reggae history, including the early hits of the Wailers. The group was named after Perry's 1968 smash "The Upsetter," and the Upsetter tag was also applied to his record label; although the line-up was mercurial -- essentially the roster consisted of whoever was in the studio the minute the tape began to roll -- among the key Jamaican musicians who passed through the Upsetters' ranks were siblings Aston and Carlton Barrett, Sly Dunbar, Glen Adams, Winston Wright and Boris Gardiner. Despite scoring a handful of their own hits, including 1969's "Return of Django," the unit was best known as a support act, enjoying their greatest influence through the records they made during the late 1960s and early 1970s with the Wailers, including the seminal "Duppy Conqueror," "Small Axe" and "Soul Rebel." ~ Jason Ankeny

Top Albums


1. Return of Dj..

2. Ape-Ology Pr..

3. Super Ape (B..

4. Sound System..

5. Cloak & ..

6. Revolution D..

7. Return of Dj..

8. War Ina Baby..

9. The Complete..

10. High Plains ..

11. Upsetters a ..

12. Root & S..

13. Curly Locks:..

14. Mr Perry I P..

15. The Return o..

16. Prisoner of ..

17. The Good, Th..

18. Some of the ..

19. Tell Me Some..

20. Still Knocki..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Ark of the Rising SunDubstrumentals2:46$1.29
2.
Voodoo ManDubstrumentals3:39$1.29
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Four of a KindDubstrumentals3:45$1.29
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5 Cardiff CrescentDubstrumentals2:39$1.29
5.
Raw-ChawDubstrumentals2:10$1.29
6.
Quinge-UpDubstrumentals3:34$1.29
7.
LabrishDubstrumentals2:29$1.29
8.
Licky LickyDubstrumentals3:04$1.29
9.
MessageDubstrumentals2:31$1.29
10.
Fly AwayDubstrumentals3:43$1.29
11.
Coco-MaccaDubstrumentals2:35$1.29
12.
Final WeaponDubstrumentals2:43$1.29
13.
Samurai SwordsmanDubstrumentals3:18$1.29
14.
Fists of VengeanceDubstrumentals2:31$1.29
15.
Big BossDubstrumentals4:15$1.29
16.
One Armed BoxerDubstrumentals3:28$1.29
17.
Judgement DayDubstrumentals4:22$1.29
18.
Dragon SlayerDubstrumentals3:51$1.29
19.
Kung Fu WarriorDubstrumentals3:48$1.29
20.
Deathly HandsDubstrumentals3:19$1.29
21.
Last BloodDubstrumentals3:23$1.29
22.
Enter the DragonDubstrumentals2:15$1.29
23.
War Ina BabylonTrojan Presents: Roots4:52$1.29
24.
Vibrate Onn (Jamaican Mix)Lee ''Scratch'&..5:04$1.29
25.
Roast Fish and Corn BreadLee ''Scratch'&..3:49$1.29

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