Scratchy Sounds: Ska, Dub Roots & Reggae Nuggets

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All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Barry "DJ Scratchy" Myers is a name better known to punk club crawlers in the U.K. than to your average music fan. In the late '70s he was one of the premier punk DJs, supporting the Ramones and the Cramps and eventually serving two years as the tour DJ for the Clash. He was still at it 20 years later, serving the same part for Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros' U.S. tour. How he was able to get such choice gigs boils down to his eclectic ear as a selector, cherry-picking the best tunes, be it rock, soul, or reggae, and revealing them all to be of the same burning and danceable spirit. Jamaican music, specifically ska, reggae, and dub, make up a large part of his sets and ...
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All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Barry "DJ Scratchy" Myers is a name better known to punk club crawlers in the U.K. than to your average music fan. In the late '70s he was one of the premier punk DJs, supporting the Ramones and the Cramps and eventually serving two years as the tour DJ for the Clash. He was still at it 20 years later, serving the same part for Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros' U.S. tour. How he was able to get such choice gigs boils down to his eclectic ear as a selector, cherry-picking the best tunes, be it rock, soul, or reggae, and revealing them all to be of the same burning and danceable spirit. Jamaican music, specifically ska, reggae, and dub, make up a large part of his sets and Scratchy Sounds is a double-CD selection 43 tracks! with some of Myers favorites. With so many collections sticking strictly to one style or producer, it's a fantastic thing to wander through Scratchy Sounds as it roams from ska innovations like C. Hyman's "Ska Rhythm" and Derrick Morgan's "Moon Hop" to a rarely heard extended version of Niney the Observer's reggae classic "Blood and Fire." The mysterious C. Hyman is just one of a large number of obscure artists who recorded fantastic tracks appearing on Scratchy Sounds. There's the Yabby U-flavored nyahbinghi cut "Seventy Two Nations" from Dadawah an early incarnation of Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, righteous toasting from Mr. Bojangles on "Ten Dread Commandments," and a less serious microphone attack from the DJ double team of Dennis Alcapone and Lizzy, who bring a bit of carefree R&B to "Ba Ba Ri Ba." Peppering the spirited ska and solemn roots cuts are some little-heard dubs like crooner Jackie Edwards' "Invasion Version" and Tapper Zukie, in a dubbing guise as the Musical Intimidator, taking on Errol Dunkley for "Stop Your Gun Shooting." Scratchy Sounds has the feel of a long-labored mixtape made for an old friend, and hopefully will lead to other collections helmed by Myers. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2008
  • Label: Trojan Records Uk
  • EAN: 5050159921829
  • Catalog Number: 218

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Johnny Reggae (2:41)
  2. 2 Stop Your Gun Shooting - Errol Dunkley (3:16)
  3. 3 Stop Your Gun Shooting - Musical Intimidator (3:02)
  4. 4 Love Is a Treasure (2:36)
  5. 5 Money Day - The Pioneers (2:21)
  6. 6 Fever (2:23)
  7. 7 The Feeling Is Right (aka Your Love Gotta Hold On Me) - Dennis Brown (4:23)
  8. 8 The Ska Rhythm - C. Hyman (2:30)
  9. 9 Moon Hop (3:08)
  10. 10 Blood and Fire - Niney the Observer (6:23)
  11. 11 Copasetic (2:32)
  12. 12 The Bitterness of Life (2:37)
  13. 13 On the Track (3:07)
  14. 14 Leaving - Gregory Isaacs (3:03)
  15. 15 Ride Your Donkey (2:01)
  16. 16 Copy Me Donkey (2:10)
  17. 17 Sister Big Stuff - John Holt (2:26)
  18. 18 Public Enemy No. 1 - Max Romeo (3:16)
  19. 19 Bafflin' Smoke Signal - Lee "Scratch" Perry (6:18)
  20. 20 On Broadway - Dave Barker (3:05)
  21. 21 Invasion - Jackie Edwards (3:26)
  22. 22 Invasion Version - Jackie Edwards (3:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rawhide - The Survivors (2:11)
  2. 2 Freedom Time (aka Freedom Day) - Ken Boothe (3:27)
  3. 3 Freedom Time - Lloyd Charmers (3:10)
  4. 4 Love I Bring - Hugh Roy (3:11)
  5. 5 Book of Rules (3:27)
  6. 6 Ten Dread Commandments - Mr. Bojangles (3:33)
  7. 7 It Was Written Down (3:31)
  8. 8 Brothers of the Blade - Prince Jammy (3:22)
  9. 9 Cool Operator (1:49)
  10. 10 Wreck a Buddy (2:27)
  11. 11 Ba Ba Ri Ba - Dennis Alcapone & Lizzy (2:37)
  12. 12 Vampire - Black Art (3:14)
  13. 13 Revolution - Tapper Zukie (3:39)
  14. 14 Revolution - Musical Intimidator (3:37)
  15. 15 Vibrate Onn - Augustus Pablo (4:35)
  16. 16 The Whip (2:56)
  17. 17 Machockies (aka The Spoke) - Destroyers (2:52)
  18. 18 Parade Dub - Niney (3:18)
  19. 19 In Fine Style (2:36)
  20. 20 Cool Collie - Hopeton Lewis (2:54)
  21. 21 Seventy Two Nations - Dadawah (10:38)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ken Boothe Composer
Dennis Brown Composer
Larry Williams Composer
Earl Robinson Composer
Errol Dunkley Composer
Jackie Edwards Composer
Joe Gibbs Producer
Freddie McKay Composer
Sam Mitchell Producer
Leroy Sibbles Composer
Dennis Alcapone Composer
Rupie Edwards Producer
Linval Thompson Composer
Prince Jammy Producer
Derrick Morgan Composer, Producer
Duke Reid Producer
David Barker Composer
Ewart Beckford Producer
Lloyd Charmers Producer
Leonard Dillon Composer
Toots Hibbert Composer
Winston "Niney" Holness Composer, Producer
Gregory Isaacs Composer, Producer
Lloyd James Composer
Leslie Kong Producer
Bunny Lee Producer
Barry Llewellyn Composer
Warrick Lyn Producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Composer, Producer
Sonia Pottinger Producer
Dave Sinclair Producer
H. Swaby Composer
Delroy Wilson Composer
Tapper Zukie Composer
John Davenport Composer
Eddie Cooley Composer
Hopeton Lewis Composer
Bob Gruen Cover Photo
Dawn Agard Composer
Bruce Ruffin Composer
Prince Tony Composer
Manley Buchanan Composer
Norman Davis Composer
Tony Hrycek Robinson Producer
Joe Gibson Composer
Karl Johnson Producer
Keith Scott Producer
Albert George Murphy Composer, Producer
Barry "DJ Scratchy" Myers Liner Notes
C. Hyman Composer
Barry "Scratchy" Myers Liner Notes
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