Lee PerryRoast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (Deluxe RSD21)
DETAILSEvent: Record Store Day Italia DROPS 2021
Release Date: 6/12/2021
Release type: RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th
The ultimate edition of the classic 1978 vocal LP from the reggae icon Lee "Scratch" Perry (aka the Upsetter), recorded at the apex of his Black Ark studio, carefully remastered and pressed on medium dark red colored vinyl, with printed inner sleeve and liner notes from Lee Perry biographer David Katz. The package includes a beautiful Adrian Boot photograph not found in the original or any previous version of this release. A must have for Lee Perry fans and serious Reggae vinyl collectors.
First released in Jamaica on the Lion Of Judah label, the longplayer was recorded with the musicians of The Upsetters, plus the vocals and engineering, arrangement & production skills of Lee Perry at the legendary Black Ark studio, backing vocals by the all female singers of the Full Experience. "Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread" is the second chapter in the trilogy of albums in the period from 1976 - 1978 "Scratch The Super Ape" (aka "Super Ape") and "Return Of The Super Ape".
Excerpt of notes from Reggae expert Jeremy Collingwood for this album: "The album was full of Perry original compositions and featured his vocal talents across the album, along with fine backing from the Full Experience, Perry's own trio of 'African Daughters'. He shows how the voice can be an instrument as he sings, talks, raps and makes noises. The title track, a remixed version of the single originally issued on the Upsetters and Orchid imprints, represented the usual Perry mix of humour and serious issues, but the developing worrying state of his mind can be heard on "Evil Tongues", as he sings 'Evil Eyes and wicket heart, I saw them coming afar... The pressure was beginning to tell, but all Perry's classic Ark sounds of deep bass, echoing and strange percussion, funky guitar, emoting sax and of course mooing sounds were present and correct"