This deluxe seven inch box set collection gathers faithful reproductions of the first ten 45s that showcased his work in the UK, each pressed on high quality vinyl and presented in specially created card sleeves.
The indomitable pioneer of dub music and one of reggae’s greatest producers, the one and only Lee Scratch Perry releases ‘People Funny Boy - The Early Upsetter Singles’, which gave the UK audience exposure to his unique sound. This fabulous box set - of 10 7 inch discs - will be an instant collector’s item and features within this stylishly designed collection a fold-out poster-sized insert, featuring a detailed essay on Perry by the producer’s official biographer, David Katz.
The prolific Jamaican reggae king was originally nicknamed “Little Perry” interference to his height of 4’11”/1.5m. Lee cut his first ska record way back in 1959 and has not stopped since, whether producing his solo work or influencing and working with a variety of renowned musicians and producers.
In the late spring of 1968, after years spent making his mark within the Jamaican music industry as an artist and jobbing producer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry unveiled his own Upsetter Records label. Over the months that immediately followed, his exceptional talent was repeatedly reinforced with the release a series of popular 7” singles, the most successful was his ground-breaking hit, ‘People Funny Boy’ which was a direct attack on Joe Gibbs of Wirl Records.
By the summer of ’68, the recently launched Trojan Records had acquired exclusive rights to Perry’s productions, issuing the best of his work on the company’s flagship label, prior to creating a British version of his Upsetter imprint, early the following year.