The Upsetters

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Do not confuse with the early 1960s ska band --> see The Upsetters (3), or Little Richard's The Upsetters (2).
Lee Perry's studio band for the Upsetter label - the same as in Lee Perry & The Upsetters. Formed in 1968 the Upsetters had three distinct line-ups. The first line-up was comprised of Gladdy Anderson & Winston Wright (keyboards), Jackie Jackson (bass), Hugh Malcom & Lloyd "Tin Legs" Adams (drums). This line-up was also known as Gladdy's All-Stars. They recorded "Man from MI5", "Return of Django" & "Live Injection" with Perry.
In 1969, Perry was approached to go on tour in Europe, but Gladdy's All-Stars were not able to make the trip. Perry turned to another young band called The Hippy Boys who were working with Edward "Bunny" Lee. The Hippy Boys consisted of Glen Adams (keyboards), Alva "Reggie" Lewis (guitar) Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass) and Carlton Barrett (drums).
After the European tour Perry and the Upsetters worked closely with The Wailers up until their falling out in 1971. The Barrett brothers went on with Bob Marley at this juncture.
By 1972, The Upsetters were a true "floating" band. Perry decided to forego a permanent line-up and simply used the best musicians he could find at the time.
During the Black Ark era (1974-1979), the core of the band was Boris Gardiner (bass), Mikey Richards, Sly Dunbar, and Benbow Creary (drums), Earl "Chinna" Smith (guitar), and Winston Wright and Keith Stirling (keyboards).

The Upsetters 1968 - 1986
Bass:
Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Jackie Jackson, Boris Gardiner, Radcliffe Bryan, Robbie Shakespeare, Spike
Drums:
Carlton Barrett, Lloyd "Tin Leg" Adams, Lloyd Knibb, Mikey Richards, Sly Dunbar, Benbow Creary, Winston Grennan, Hugh Malcolm, Peng
Keyboards:
Glen Adams, Winston Wright, Ansel Collins, Gladstone Anderson, Keith Stirling, Theophilus Beckford, Robbie Lyn, Augustus Pablo, Mark Downie, Russ Cummings
Guitar:
Alva Lewis, Hux Brown, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Ron Williams, Ernest Ranglin, Willie Lindo, Michael Chung, Robert Johnson, Geoffrey Chung, Mark Downie, Tarlok Mann
Saxophone:
Val Bennett, Tommy McCook, Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall, Glen DaCosta, Lloyd Clarke
Horns:
Vin Gordon, Ron Wilson, Bobby Ellis, David Madden, Egbert Evans, Trevor Jones
Vocals:
Lee Perry, Dave Barker, Leo Graham, Max Romeo, Jah Lion
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Albums

TRL 19, TRL-19 Return Of Django — The Upsetters The Upsetters Return Of Django (Album, EP) Upsetter (2), Upsetter (2) TRL 19, TRL-19 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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TBL 119, TBL-119 The Good, The Bad And The Upsetters — The Upsetters The Upsetters The Good, The Bad And The Upsetters (Album) Trojan Records, Trojan Records TBL 119, TBL-119 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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TBL 125-B Eastwood Rides Again — The Upsetters Upsetters* Eastwood Rides Again (Album) Trojan Records, Upsetter (2) TBL 125-B UK 1970 Sell This Version
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TBL 127 Prisoner Of Love — The Upsetters Dave Barker (2) Meets The Upsetters Dave Barker (2) Meets The Upsetters - Prisoner Of Love (Album) Upsetter (2) TBL 127 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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PSP 1014 Clint Eastwood — The Upsetters The Upsetters Clint Eastwood (Album) Pama Records PSP 1014 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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TTL-28 Scratch The Upsetter Again — The Upsetters The Upsetters Scratch The Upsetter Again (Album) Upsetter (2), Upsetter (2) TTL-28 Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
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none Good, Bad & The Upsetters — The Upsetters The Upsetters Good, Bad & The Upsetters (Album) Upsetter none Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
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TRLS 70, TRLS.70 Double Seven — The Upsetters Upsetters* Double Seven (Album) Trojan Records, Trojan Records TRLS 70, TRLS.70 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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none Upsetters 14 Dub Black Board Jungle — The Upsetters Upsetters* Upsetters 14 Dub Black Board Jungle (Album) Upsetter none Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
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MLPS 9417 Super Ape — The Upsetters The Upsetters Super Ape (Album) Island Records MLPS 9417 US 1976 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9392 War Ina Babylon — The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon (Album) Federal Records (3) ILPS 9392 US 1976 Sell This Version
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LPIR 0001 Return Of The Super Ape — The Upsetters The Upsetters Return Of The Super Ape (Album) Lion Of Judah LPIR 0001 Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
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CR1010 Val Bennett & The Upsetters — The Upsetters Val Bennett & The Upsetters Val Bennett & The Upsetters - Val Bennett & The Upsetters(LP) Carl's Records CR1010 US 1979 Sell This Version
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LPCT 0115 Blackboard Jungle Dub — The Upsetters The Upsetters Blackboard Jungle Dub (Album) Clocktower Records LPCT 0115 US 1981 Sell This Version
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A32C-38 Transition — The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - Transition (Album) NEC Avenue A32C-38 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
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TB1CD19 To Love Somebody — The Upsetters Bunny Rugs & Upsetters* Bunny Rugs & Upsetters* - To Love Somebody(CD, Album) Tabou 1 TB1CD19 France 1999 Sell This Version
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TB1CD21 Solid Ground — The Upsetters Mikey Brooks* + The Upsetters Mikey Brooks* + The Upsetters - Solid Ground(CD, Album) Tabou 1 TB1CD21 France 1999 Sell This Version
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CP 6012, CP 011 Roots & Society — The Upsetters King Tubby Meets The Upsetters King Tubby Meets The Upsetters - Roots & Society (Comp) Culture Press, Culture Press CP 6012, CP 011 France 2000 Sell This Version
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CM2203 Heart Of The Dragon — The Upsetters Lee Perry Presents The Mighty Upsetters* Lee Perry Presents The Mighty Upsetters* - Heart Of The Dragon(CD, Album, RE) Aztec Musique CM2203 France 2008 Sell This Version
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PSLP82 Roaring Lion (16 Untamed Black Art Masters & Dub Plates) — The Upsetters Lee Perry & His Upsetters* Lee Perry & His Upsetters* - Roaring Lion (16 Untamed Black Art Masters & Dub Plates) (Album, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSLP82 UK 2013 Sell This Version
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GET57012-LPA Rhythm Shower — The Upsetters The Upsetters Rhythm Shower(LP, Album, RE) Get On Down GET57012-LPA US 2018 Sell This Version
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STU 16 LP 015 Musical Bones — The Upsetters The Upsetters With Vin Gordon The Upsetters With Vin Gordon - Musical Bones(LP, Album, RE) Studio 16 STU 16 LP 015 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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none Soul Revolution Part 2 Dub — The Upsetters The Upsetters Soul Revolution Part 2 Dub(LP, Album) Upsetter none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Bronco (Django Shoots First) / Uncle Desmond — The Upsetters Sir Lord Comic & The Upsetters / The Mellotones Sir Lord Comic & The Upsetters / The Mellotones - Bronco (Django Shoots First) / Uncle Desmond(7", W/Lbl) Upsetter none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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none Tighten Up / Spanish Harlem — The Upsetters Jimmy And Ranny The Inspirations* / Val Bennett and The Upsetter All Stars* Jimmy And Ranny The Inspirations* / Val Bennett and The Upsetter All Stars* - Tighten Up / Spanish Harlem(7") Upsetter none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version