Upsetter Lee “Scratch” Perry takes over the board at BBC Radio for a 90-minute dub exorcism of the airwaves.

The legendary and hugely influential Jamaican record producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry takes over the 6 Music controls in the 6 Mix show slot. Perry has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Trojan Records from number 5 hit single ‘Return of Django’ in 1969 through to recordings made at his Black Ark studio in the mid-70s and beyond to Jamaican ET in 2002.

Sometimes more than a little eccentric and cryptic in interviews, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s good relationship with Trojan and the BBC makes for a brilliant session in which he introduces his own productions alongside records that have influenced him (including Bob Dylan, Fats Domino, The Temptations and Wilson Pickett). ‘Scratch’ also explains his unique approach to record production and gives his account of many of the legends that surround him.


Return of Django – The Upsetters
Sick and Tired – Fats Domino
Going to the River – Fats Domino
Turn Back the Hands of Time – Tyrone Davis
Dark End of the Street – James Carr
To Love Somebody – James Carr
Doctor Dick – Lee Perry and the Soulettes
I am the Upsetter – Lee Perry
People Funny Boy – Lee Perry
Tighten Up – The Untouchables
Son of Thunder – Lee Perry
Clint Eastwood – Lee Perry
Prisoner of Love – Dave Barker
My Cup – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Duppy Conqueror – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Soul Rebel – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Kaya – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Small Axe – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Keep On Moving – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Keep on Moving – The Impressions
People Get Ready – The Impressions
In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Cry to Me – Solomon Burke
Beat Down Babylon – Junior Byles
Curley Lock – Junior Byles
Hurts So Good – Susan Cadogan
Cloak and Dagger – Tommy McCook & The Upsetters
Enter the Dragon – The Mighty Upsetter
Babylose Burning – Maxie, Niney & Scratch
I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan
Blowin’ In the Wind – Bob Dylan
Foundation Solid – The Upsetters
Babylon Thief Dub – Augustus Pablo

Also included here is a piece by Neil Spencer from New Musical Express which was published on October 1, 1977.