Curly Locks: The Best of Junior Byles & The Upsetters

Junior Byles

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Curly Locks: The Best of Junior Byles & The Upsetters Review

by John Dougan

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