Double Seven (LP)


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Format: LP
Label: Antarctica Starts Here
Year: 2018

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New

TRACKS:

A1 The Upsetters - Kentucky Skank
A2 U-Roy - Double Six
A3 David Isaacs - Just Enough To Keep Me Hanging On
A4 The Upsetters - In The Iaah
A5 The Upsetters - Jungle Lion
A6 David Isaacs - We Are Neighbours

B1 The Upsetters - Soul Man
B2 U-Roy - Stick Together
B3 I-Roy - High Fashion
B4 The Upsetters - Long Sentence
B5 The Upsetters - Hail Stones
B6 The Upsetters - Ironside
B7 The Upsetters - Cold Weather
B8 The Upsetters - Waap You Waa

Produced by Lee Perry. Originally released in 1973.

Double Seven melds the soul, funk, reggae and dub elements that were constant in Perry's work during this phase. Opening track 'Kentucky Skank' sets the tone with a slow creeper whose frying sounds underscore its role as a praise song to the Colonel's KFC recipes; the cosmic Moog blips come courtesy of Ken Elliott at Camden's Chalk Farm studio, also prominently featured on U-Roy's double-tracked, stereo-panned gambling ode 'Double Six.'

The enigmatic 'In The Iaah' sounds mightily fresh, with its uncredited chorus said to come courtesy of the Wailers. Perry's own 'Jungle Lion' has hilarious roars from the maestro at the start, strangely grafted atop a reggae re-make of Al Green's 'Love and Happiness.

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