CHAPTER 6:
LEE PERRY PRODUCTIONS

How to list all the the Lee Perry tracks and mixes in an order understandable? I agree that this is no simple job to do and this is only a try:

1. are the Soul Rebel album tracks of 1970.

2. are further tracks of 1970.

3. are the Soul Revolution II album tracks of 1971.

4. are the Upsetter Riddim Revolution album tracks, the versions of the Soul Revolution II album.

5. are further tracks of 1971 and its versions and alternates.

6. are later tracks, mixes and remixes.

7. are footnotes, tracks that I dont consider as Wailers tracks, although some think they should be inside the catalogue. Some of those tracks feature some Wailers at harmonies.

So far a track appears later again and the only difference is a longer or shorter running time, I do not treat this one as a “new thing” but have added a note to the songs first appearance.

Lee Perry productions appear at a couple of different labels.

Among the different Jamaican Upsetter label designs, the one with a spiral in the background seems to be first, followed by the one with blank background and “Upsetter” and “Records” written. The third seems to be the one with the word “Upsetter” only.

UK Upsetter originals have a label, right half in red and writing in blue, while UK Trojan reissues appear with a label, right half in orange and writing in purple or in blue, sometimes witha recent release date of the reissue.

Power Label is now thought as a Wailers or Wailers / Perry stamp.

Justice League is now thought as a label used for reissues.


1970: SOUL REBELS ALBUM

Recorded at Randys & Dynamics.

This album was released without permission rights by Lee Perry in UK as it was the case with the album “African Herbsman” that is the UK issue of “Soul Revolution II” with some songs changed.

The longplay album “Soul Rebel” was first released in UK on Trojan TBL 126, then released with facsimile cover in JA on Upsetter (Matrix: TBL 126), re-released again in facsimile cover in UK in 1988 on Receiver Records and also appear on Rough Gang COLP 001. Many other represses are missing “My Sympathy”.

Soul Rebel

Written by Bob Marley.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

The original vocals and the alternate vocals start with: “Im A Rebel, O-O-Oh, Soul Rebel, Im a Capturer, O-Oh, Soul Adventurer. See the morning sun, a-a-a-a, under hill side.” Then the original goes: “Not living good, travel wide … People say, Im a rebel … Let them talk, Soul Rebel … Talk about me, Im a capturer, Soul Adventurer. Do you hear me?” The alternate continues: “Bright as the light, purple light … Im a rebel. People say … Soul Rebel. Let them talk … Im a capturer, talk about the me”

Jamaican 7-inch release: Upsetter, a-side: Soul Rebel (Matrix: AB 2757) / b-side: Soul Rebel Version (Matrix: AB 2757) Note: RS gives the same matrix for both sides, maybe a mistake.

Jamaican 7-inch release: Capo, a-side: Soul Rebel (Matrix: DYNA CB 3039) / b-side: Soul Rebel Version (Matrix: DYNA CB 3040)

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (3,18) mono

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (3,18) mono

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (3,18) stereo

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel Receiver, 1987, (3,19)

UK Longplay release: Soul Revolution I & II, Trojan TRLD 406, 1988 (3,18) stereo

UK CD release: Soul Revolution Part II, Trojan CDTRD 406, 1988 (3,18)

UK CD release: Songs of Freedom 4-CD Box, Island, 1992 (3,18)

UK CD release: Soul Rebel Receiver, 1995 (3,19)

USA CD release: The Wailing Wailers, Studio One SOCD 1001, 1995 (3,19)

UK CD release: Soul Rebel, Receiver, 1997 (3,19)

UK CD release: The Complete Upsetter Collection, Trojan TBOXCD 013, 2000

UK CD release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TJCCD053, 2002 (3,18)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TJCLP053, 2002 (3,18)

CAN CD release: Soul Rebels, JAD / Universal 0249866744, 2004 (3,20)

CAN CD release: 20th Century Masters: The JAD Years: Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Millenium Collection, Hip-O-Records / JAD / Universal B000241002, 2004 (3,20)

UK CD release: Soul Rebel, Earmark, 2004 (3,18)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Earmark, 2004 (3,18)

EU CD release: Man To Man Boxset, Universal, 2005 (3,20)

EU CD release: Africa Unite, Tuff Gong / Island / Universal BMWCDX 4 /983 491-9, 2005 (2-CD)

CAN CD release: Africa Unite: The Singles Collection, Island 0249834503, 2005

SACD Hybrid release: Young Mystic, 2004 (3,20) mastered by Steve Hoffman, one channel vocals, one channel vocals and music

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043

Try Me

Written by Bob Marley.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,49)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,49)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,45)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,49)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,47)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,47)

French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,46)

SACD Hybrid release: Young Mystic, 2004 (2,50) mastered by Steve Hoffman, one channel vocals, one channel vocals and music

More complete recording running nineteen seconds longer at:

USA Longplay release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (3,08)

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels CD France Esoldun, 1992 (CD-only) (3,08)

France CD release: Nice Time CD France Esoldun 1991 (3,07)

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043

It’s Alright

Written by Bob Marley.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

The original vocals and the alternate vocals start with “The sun shall not smite I by day nor the moon by night. And everything that I do shall be upfull and right. And if its alright, it got to be all night. Talking to you.” Then the original vocals go on with “It got to be alright. Heh, Mama, dont loose this one. Im the lucky one under the sun.” while the alternate continues with something like “Baby dont loose. Uh. Mama dont thrill me. Make this suffer slide. Lets get together. Be by my side.” Jamaica Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,39)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,39)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,35)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebels, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,39)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,36)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,36)

French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,35)

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,31)

No Sympathy

Written by Peter Tosh.

Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.

Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams, percussion by Sticky.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,18)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,18)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,14)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,18)

USA Longplay release: Peter Tosh The Toughest, Heartbeat HB 150, 1996 (2,13)

USA CD release: The Wailing Wailers, Studio One SOCD 1001, 1995 (2,15)

USA CD release: Peter Tosh The Toughest, Heartbeat HB 150, 1996 (2,13)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,14)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,14)

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (1,34)

More complete recording running thirty-five seconds longer at:

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (2,53)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part V – Soul Adventurer, JAD AB 1234-1, 2002 (2,53)

French CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 10 – Soul Adventurer, EMI / Fifty Five 537325-2, 2002 (2,53)

My Cup

Written by Bob Marley, inspired by James Browns “Guess I Have To Cry Cry Cry”.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

Jamaican 7-inch release: (Blank, Power Label) My Cup / Son Of Thunder (The Upsetters)

UK 7-inch release: Upsetter US 340, 1970, a-side: My Cup / b-side: Son Of Thunder Lee Perry)

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (3,38)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (3,38)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (3,33)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (3,38)

USA CD release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (3,35)

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (3,35)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (3,35)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (3,35)

French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (3,33)

USA CD release: Grooving Kingston 12, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (3,35)

Edited released at:

France CD release: Nice Time, Esoldun 1991 (2,49)

Differently edited released at:

USA Longplay release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (3,26)

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,54)

Soul Almighty

Mis-titled occasionally as “Hey Happy People”.

Written by Bob Marley.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,43)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,43)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,41)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,43)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,42)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,42)

SACD Hybrid release: Young Mystic, 2004 (2,44) mastered by Steve Hoffman, one channel vocals, one channel vocals and music

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,30)

More complete recording running fourty-seven seconds longer at:

USA Longplay release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (3,29)

France CD release: Nice Time, Esoldun 1991 (3,29)

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (3,29)

Rebel’s Hop (Medley: Keep On Moving Cloud Nine Rebels Hop)

“Keep On Moving” is written by Curtis Mayfield, “Cloud Nine” is written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, “Rebels Hop” is written by Bob Marley. “Rebels Hop” is a re-cut of “Rude Boy” with the original mento lines replaced by lines quoted from american soul songs.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams. And Peter Tosh on guitar.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,43)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,43)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,39)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,43)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,39)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,39)

French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,38)

More complete recording running fourteen seconds longer at:

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels CD France Esoldun, 1992 (2,53)

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,31)

Corner Stone

Written by Bob Marley.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

The main line “The stone that the builder refuse will be the head corner stone” is a quote taken from the Bible, Psalm 118,22.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,33)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,33)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,29)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,33)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,29)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,29)

French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,27)

More complete recording running seven seconds longer at:

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (2,36)

400 Years

Written by Peter Tosh and Lee Perry.

Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.

Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams, percussion by Sticky.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,34)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126 (2,34)

UK Longplay release: African Herbsman, Trojan TRLS 62, 1973 (2,34)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,34)

USA Longplay release: The Lee Perry Sessions, Sky, 1983 (2,28)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,34)

USA Longplay release: Peter Tosh The Toughest, Heartbeat HB 150, 1996 (2,31)

USA CD release: The Wailing Wailers, Studio One SOCD 1001, 1995 (2,33)

USA CD release: Peter Tosh The Toughest, Heartbeat HB 150, 1996 (2,31)

UK CD release: Peter Tosh Arise Black Man, Trojan, 2000 (2,33)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,33)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,33)

More complete recording running twenty seconds longer at:

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (2,54)

Note: The track appears (2,34) on an Italian or Spanish Boot Tape LCS 14043. I have this track on “rastaman collection – I – Bob Marley – Vol. 19, CDR”.

No Water

Written by Bob Marley.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,11)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,11)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,09)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,11)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,09)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,09)

French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,08)

More complete recording running twenty-seven seconds longer released at:

France CD release: The Upsetter Records Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (2,36)

The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,00)

Reaction

Written by Bob Marley.

Lead vocals by Bob Marley.

Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Bass by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, guitar by Alva “Reggie” Lewis, keyboards by Glen Adams.

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,42)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,42)

UK Longplay release: Rasta Revolution, Trojan TRLS 89, 1974 (2,42)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,45)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,42)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,42)

SACD Hybrid release: Young Mystic, 2004 (2,45) mastered by Steve Hoffman, one channel vocals, one channel vocals and music

More complete recording running fifty-two seconds longer at:

France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (3,36)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part V – Soul Adventurer, JAD AB 1234-1, 2002 (3,37)

French CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 10 – Soul Adventurer, EMI / Fifty Five 537325-2, 2002 (3,37)

French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (3,35)

Jamaican 7-ich release: Upsetter, March 2006, a-side: Rock My Boat / b-side: Reaction (I am not sure which mix appears at the a-side, but the b-side is the first appearance of “Reaction” on 7-inch. Info found by CL.)

My Sympathy, 400 Years (Version)

Jamaican Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Upsetter, 1970 (2,29)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Trojan TBL 126, 1970 (2,29)

UK Longplay release: Soul Rebel, Receiver RRLP 106, 1987 (2,29)

More complete recording running seventeen seconds longer at:

France CD releaset: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 1 The Complete Soul Rebels, Esoldun, 1992 (2,46)

French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part II – Soul Rebels, JAD AB 06981, 1997 (2,44)

USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 4 – Soul Rebels, JAD CD 1004, 1998 (2,44)


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