Pre-order - Street Date - 10/15/2021
In the film 'Roots, Rock, Reggae' there is extraordinary footage of Lee 'Scratch' Perry producing a session at the Black Ark. The sequence shows Junior Murvin collaborating with members of the Congos and the Heptones on a song improvised on the spot for the film crew. Before the vocals are recorded, the Upsetters lay down the backing track. The musical director of the session is the afro-haired bass player, Boris Gardiner. Gardiner was one of Jamaica's top bass players and arrangers in the 60s and 70s creating a run of classic tunes at Studio One. Gardiner's contributions to the music produced at The Black Ark are featured here on this 16 track 2xLP (CD features 2 bonus tracks) that features work from The Upsetters, Junior Murvin, Jimmy Riley and more. Black Art from the Black Ark contains features two previously unreleased dubplate mixes, several 12" mixes and and extended mix of Scratch's "What A Sin".