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Junior Byles / I-Roy | Got The Tip / Space Flight 7"

Skank & Groove

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Outstanding reissue 7" from the Skank & Groove label that's home to two Lee Perry produced scorchers dating back to the early 70s.

It's actually the track on the flip side that first caught my attention. It's a tune I've heard many times before but never quite got round to working out what it was, though I always suspected it was an Upsetter production. Even by Scratch's standard this one is pretty bonkers. I-Roy chatting about an intergalactic space flight over the top of some amazingly funky and properly tripped out musical backing. To be filed next to other psychedelic-cosmic-synth reggae masterpieces such as The Vulcans 'Star Trek'.

In all this excitement it's easy to forget that the A-side is also home to an unmissable slice of pre-Black Ark reggae goodness in the shape of Junior Byles' "Got The Tip" featuring none other than The Wailers on backing vocals.

All round a pretty essential 7" I think!

A Junior Byles & The Upsetters – Got The Tip
B I-Roy – Space Flight