A Selective Discography of Lee Perry's/Black Ark Albums Issues

  

This discography is a selective compilation of rare and various album issues featuring Lee Perry productions and work between 1971 and 1979. We do not present the two Bob Marley & Wailers albums (Soul Rebel & Soul Revolution) as we could create a page for each album regarding the so many different labels (especially for Soul Revolution Part I & II). Our selection starts in 1971 and will finish in 1979 with the end of the Black Ark area.

 

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1976-1979  The Golden Years

1971-1975  The Early Years

                                                 

                                   

 

 

 

 

1971
Africa's Blood
(GWL 3)
1972
Battle Axe
(GWL 4)
The Console used by The Upsetter
(BAR 002)  US pressing issued the same year
(SRN 8002-1)  US pressing issued the same year
Rythm Shower Blank Issue
same matrix, thicker wax, better sound quality than the labelled issue
1973
Rythm Shower
(TBL 195)
Alternative JA issue using Island's cover,
but with lithographed sleeve and Federal's butterfly
1976
Prince Jazzbo : Natty Passing Thru'
(WAX LP 1)

different labels with A.D. and Promotional Records mention

Various mask-design labels with the first mix
Various mask-design labels with the first mix
1978
WIRL
(W 137)
rare issue from the West Indies (Barbados), same issue than the UK pressing on Go Feet label, using the same reference (Beat 2) and with the mention produced by Lee Perry and The Congos.
1979
Congo Ashanty
(DSR 8154/8155)
Mastered September 1979
or
(DSR 8406/8155)
Mastered October 1979
19 Century Music mention on label
Black Art
VP Export issue,
often with VP silver sticker on back sleeve
Congo Ashanty
16 Century Music mention on label
1978
(KLP 005 Congos / KLP 005 Scientist)
same mix as above but with slight different editing than the regular KLP 005 issue
Second issue with red lettering on front sleeve and correct tracklist on the back sleeve for the B side.
(Mr DJ Man instead of  Yu Squeeze Ma Panhandle )
First issue with red/black lettering on front sleeve and wrong tracklist on the back sleeve for the B side.
(Yu Squeeze Ma Panhandle instead of Mr DJ Man)
Various Sleeves with chromatic differences
1979
Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo
Sonafric
(SAF 50084)
1979
Ras Michael : 
Love Thy Neighbour
Jah Life
(JL LP 5)
1979
The Slickers :  Breakthrouh
Tad's Records
(TRD LP 1016 79)
1978
Return Of The Super Ape
(LPIR 0001)
1978
Roast Fish Collie Weed & Cornbread
(LPIR 0000)
1978
The Congos : Heart of the Congos
(KLP 005 A KK / KLP 005 RRS)
-Second Mix-
Issued with black stripes on the sleeve
1977
The Congos : Heart of the Congos
(LP 4049)
-First Mix-
Always issued with printed blue stripes on the sleeve, often with hand painted yellow stripes over the blue stripes.
1977
George Faith : Super Eight
(ILPS 9504)
1977
Junior Murvin : Polive and Thieves
(TS 3885)
1977
The Heptones : Party Time
(DSR 4094 KM/DT)
and
(DSR 5842 DT)
1976
Max Romeo : War in a Babylon
(F 5008)
1976
Scratch The Super Ape
(LP 8108)
1976
Jah Lion : Colombia Colly
(ILPS 9386)
1975
Susan Cadogan : Sexy Suzy
(UP 121)
1974
Double
Seven
(BA 002)
1973
The Silverstones : Silver Bullets
(BA 001)
1973
Black Board Jungle
UK Emidisc Acetate Test Press
1973
Black Board Jungle
(SCR LP 1)
1973
Cloak and Dagger
(SRNN 7001)

Tracklist Sticker on Jamaican print

1971
The Good Bad & The Upsetters
(TTL 67)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special thanks to Cyrille, for providing again rare Perry records, labels, covers, matrix numbers. Thanks goes also to Pisces, Alex, Wareika, Rolf, Al, Ian and Leo for appreciable help. A very special thanks to Jeremy Collingwood for his Rythm Shower label scan.