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Download links and information about Dubstrumentals by Lee Scratch Perry. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub genres. It contains 35 tracks with total duration of 01:46:07 minutes.

Artist: Lee Scratch Perry
Release date: 2006
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub
Tracks: 35
Duration: 01:46:07
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No. Title Length
1. Enter the Dragon (featuring Lee) 2:14
2. Theme From Hong Kong (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 2:18
3. Heart of the Dragon (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 3:05
4. Hold Them Kung Fu (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 3:33
5. Flames of the Dragon (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 2:43
6. Scorching Iron (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 2:35
7. Skango (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 3:01
8. Fungaa (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 3:00
9. Black Belt (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 2:52
10. Iron Fist (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 2:23
11. Kung Fu Man (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 2:42
12. Black Belt Jones (featuring Lee) 3:11
13. Exit the Dragon (featuring The Mighty Upsetter) 2:24
14. Last Blood (featuring Lee) 3:21
15. Deathly Hands (featuring Lee) 3:18
16. Kung Fu Warrior (featuring Lee) 3:46
17. Dragon Slayer (featuring Lee) 3:49
18. Judgement Day (featuring Lee) 4:20
19. One Armed Boxer (featuring Lee) 3:26
20. Big Boss (featuring Lee) 4:13
21. Fists of Vengeance (featuring Lee) 2:29
22. Samurai Swordsman (featuring Lee) 3:16
23. Final Weapon (featuring Lee) 2:41
24. Coco-Macca (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 2:33
25. Fly Away (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 3:41
26. The Message (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 2:29
27. Licky Licky (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 3:02
28. Labrism (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 2:28
29. Quinge-Up (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 3:33
30. Raw-Chaw (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 2:08
31. 5 Cardiff Crescent (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 2:37
32. Four of a Kind (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 3:44
33. Voodoo Man (featuring Vin Gordon, The Upsetters) 3:37
34. Rasta Train (featuring William Prince) 2:49
35. Ark of the Rising Sun (featuring The Upsetters) 2:46



Lee "Scratch" Perry's eccentric persona often obscures the incredibly innovative approaches he brought to Jamaican music, and his kitchen-sink recording methods likewise cloak the very real vision behind his one-of-a-kind creations. Perry is quite simply reggae's one true auteur, and no matter who is singing or playing at a Perry session, the finished result is all Scratch. This two-disc set, Dubstrumentals, collects three mid-'70s Perry dub albums, Kung Fu Meets the Dragon, Return of the Wax, and Vin Gordon's Musical Bones (all three were released in the U.K. in 1975). Perry's legendary Black Ark Studio was up and running by this time — it had become more or less operational at the close of 1973 — and he was just beginning an amazing run of productions. Kung Fu Meets the Dragon benefits mightily from the presence of Augustus Pablo on melodica, which gives it all a vaguely Far Eastern vibe, and the sequence flows like nothing so much as the soundtrack to some long-lost Jamaican spaghetti western. Sound unlikely? Welcome to Scratch country. Return of the Wax was originally released as a limited-edition, white-label LP, and it is less dub proper than it is a deep, dense drum'n'bass set. Musical Bones is actually a sequence from Jamaican trombonist Vin Gordon (with Perry producing), featuring Gordon and friends fleshing out classic reggae rhythms with jazz structures and phrasing. Among the standout tracks on this double-disc reissue are the almost polka-sounding "Scorching Iron" from Kung Fu, the odd musical wisdom of "One Armed Boxer" from Wax and the weird, spooky "Licky Licky," complete with drunken-sounding trombone, from Bones. The real gem here, though, is a bonus track, an amazing and singular version of "House of the Rising Sun" done up as only Perry can do it as "Ark of the Rising Sun." Perry is often as much irritating as he is entertaining, but there is an undeniably strong vision at work here, and once you've surrendered to its joyful, surreal lunacy, a wonderful and wild world emerges, a sort of mirror image of the one you expect.