Junior Byles

Curly Locks: The Best of Junior Byles & The Upsetters

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Not the complete recordings of Junior Byles by a long shot, but the best collection of his solo material currently on the market. All of the solo hits are here as well as a good amount of previously unreleased material and outtakes. The revelatory tracks include "A Place Called Africa" and "Informer Man" both of which show off the richness of Byles' voice and the astute and sympathetic production offered by Lee "Scratch" Perry. Roots/riddim singing in a fine style, this is where to go to get your first sampling of this vastly underrated reggae singer.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:00 Amazon
2 6:21 Amazon
3 2:52 Amazon
4 3:00 Amazon
5 2:39 Amazon
6 2:51 Amazon
7 3:50 Amazon
8 2:48 Amazon
9 2:58 Amazon
10 3:01 Amazon
11 4:34 Amazon
12 3:37 Amazon
13 2:58 Amazon
14 2:16 Amazon
15 2:37 Amazon
16 2:36 Amazon
17 2:34 Amazon
18 2:57 Amazon
19 2:39 Amazon
20 3:39 Amazon
21 3:14 Amazon
22 2:56 Amazon
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