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 02:00 Amazon
2 06:21 Amazon
3 02:52 Amazon
4 03:00 Amazon
5 02:39 Amazon
6 02:51 Amazon
7 03:50 Amazon
8 02:48 Amazon
9 02:58 Amazon
10 03:01 Amazon
11 04:34 Amazon
12 03:37 Amazon
13 02:58 Amazon
14 02:16 Amazon
15 02:37 Amazon
16 02:36 Amazon
17 02:34 Amazon
18 02:57 Amazon
19 02:39 Amazon
20 03:39 Amazon
21 03:14 Amazon
22 02:56 Amazon
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