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Heartbeat Records to Release Lee "Scratch" Perry's Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition on January 29
Published November 2, 2007

Heartbeat Records presents the Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition with a number of bonus tracks from the earlt to mid 1960s and, for the first time on CD, the original single mixes of 13 of these ska scorchers.

Heartbeat Records have announced the January 29 release of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition CD. This album is the latest in an extensive series of Studio One releases launched in early 2006 to critical acclaim. Heartbeat Records will continue the series next year, with upcoming releases by the late Skatalites trombonist Don Drummond, Johnny Osbourne, and others.

Lee “Scratch” Perry is an important musical figure and a unique entity whose works have forever changed the way we think about recorded sound, specifically dub music and it’s effect on the dance remix. Perry is rightly hailed as a true originator through the sonic innovations he pioneered at his legendary Black Ark studio during the late 1970s. However, few have heard the incredible first set of recordings he made in the ska years at Studio One during the early to mid 1960s. Heartbeat presents the Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition with a number of bonus tracks from the same era and, for the first time on CD, the original single mixes of 13 of these ska scorchers. The Cd Includes liner notes written by David Katz, author of People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee “Scratch” Perry and Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae.

Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition Track listing:
* Original single mix, previously unreleased on CD

1. Feel Like Jumping 2:28*
2. Chicken Scratch 2:50
3. Please Don’t Go Lee Perry & the Soulettes 3:12*
4. Solid as a Rock 2:40
5. By Saint Peter Lee Perry & the Soulettes 2:31*
6. Tackoo 2:09
7. Roast Duck Lee Perry & the Dynamites 2:32
8. Hand to Hand Lee Perry & the Wailers 2:25*
9. Gumma Lee “King Scratch” Perry & the Dynamites 1:58*
10. Rape Bait aka Jane Ann and the Pumpkin 1:53*
11. Just Keep It Up 2:49*
12. Open Up (Cook Book) aka Puss in Bag Lee “King” Perry 2:47*
13. Mother in Law 3:13*
14. Madhead 2:52*
15. Help the Weak Lee “King” Perry 2:38*
16. Cannot Wrong (And Get Right) 2:23*
17. John Tom Lee Perry & the Dynamites 2:35*
18. Run Rudie Run Lee “King” Perry & the Gaylads 2:50