The Black Ark

The Black Ark

Profile:
Jamaican recording studio built and owned by reggae and dub producer Lee Perry. It was constructed in 1973 and located behind his family's home in the Washington Gardens neighborhood of Kingston. May also be credited as Black Ark Studio or Black Ark Studios.

In the summer of 1983 the Black Ark was almost totally destroyed by fire and Perry left Jamaica the following year.
Contact Info:
5 Cardiff Crescent, Washington Gardens
Kingston 20, Jamaica
(Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l273585]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Too Late  album cover Watty Burnett Too Late(12") Rythm Force Inc. 001 Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
003 What Can I Do (Alternate Cut)  album cover Locks Lee What Can I Do (Alternate Cut)(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) RW 003 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
4m702 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(LP, Album, RE, Red) 4 Men With Beards 4m702 US 2018 Sell This Version
006614 Jamaica Soul 3 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Lee Perry's Productions 1969-1977)  album cover Lee Perry Jamaica Soul 3 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Lee Perry's Productions 1969-1977)(CD, Comp) Santalina Records, Celluloid 006614 France 2009 Sell This Version
006615 Jamaica Soul 3 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Lee Perry's Productions 1969-1977)  album cover Various Jamaica Soul 3 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Lee Perry's Productions 1969-1977)(2xLP, Comp) Santalina Records 006615 France 2009 Sell This Version
26 128 XOT War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(LP, Album) Island Records 26 128 XOT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
43015 Greatest Hits  album cover The Meditations Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Shanachie 43015 US 1984 Sell This Version
45037 Megawatt Dub  album cover King Tubby Meets Lee Perry King Tubby Meets Lee Perry - Megawatt Dub(CD, Comp) Shanachie 45037 US 1997 Sell This Version
63 034 Dub Forever  album cover King Tubby Dub Forever(2xCD, Comp) Delta Blue, Delta Blue 63 034 UK 2002 Sell This Version
100 665 Bad Case Of Lovin' You (Doctor, Doctor)  album cover Robert Palmer Bad Case Of Lovin' You (Doctor, Doctor) (Single) 100 665 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
106982 Spiritual Healing  album cover Lee Scratch Perry* Spiritual Healing(CD, Album) Musidisc 106982 France 1990 Sell This Version
200 573 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(LP, Album) Island Records 200 573 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
210 854 Party Time  album cover The Heptones Party Time(LP, Album, RE) Mango 210 854 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
210 855 Reggae Greats (Lee 'Scratch' Perry)  album cover Lee Perry Reggae Greats (Lee 'Scratch' Perry)(LP, Comp, RE) Island Records 210 855 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
260 854 Party Time  album cover The Heptones Party Time(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 260 854 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
260 855 Reggae Greats  album cover Lee "Scratch" Perry* Reggae Greats(CD, Comp, RE) Mango 260 855 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
322372 Straight Outta Trenchtown 1975-1980  album cover Knowledge (8) Straight Outta Trenchtown 1975-1980(CD, Comp) M10, Makasound 322372 France 2002 Sell This Version
410854 Party Time  album cover The Heptones Party Time(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Mango 410854 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
410858 Super Ape  album cover The Upsetters Super Ape(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records, Mango 410858 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
524 379-2 Arkology  album cover Lee Scratch Perry* Arkology 524 379-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
539 392-1 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon (Album) 539 392-1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
546779-2 Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 546779-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
846 570-2 Party Time  album cover The Heptones Party Time(CD, Album, RE) Mango, Island Records 846 570-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
846 573-4 Reggae Greats  album cover Lee Perry Reggae Greats(Cass, Comp) Mango 846 573-4 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
846 578-2 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon (Album) 846 578-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
940811 Best Dressed Chicken In Town  album cover Dr. Alimantado Best Dressed Chicken In Town(LP, Album) Greensleeves Records 940811 France 1978 Sell This Version
5321969 Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp) Island Records 5321969 UK 2009 Sell This Version
5339730 Super Ape & Return Of The Super Ape  album cover The Upsetters Super Ape & Return Of The Super Ape(CD, Album + CD, Album + Comp, RM) Island Records 5339730 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
11661-7752-2 Baffling Smoke Signal (The Upsetter Shop Volume 3)  album cover Lee Perry Baffling Smoke Signal (The Upsetter Shop Volume 3)(CD, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2) 11661-7752-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
162 539 392-2 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(CD, Album, RE) Mango 162 539 392-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
162-539 417-2 Super Ape  album cover The Upsetters Super Ape (Album) 162-539 417-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
162-539 499-4 Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves(Cass, Album, RE) Mango 162-539 499-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
207 142-620 Reggae Greats - Lee Perry  album cover Lee Perry Reggae Greats - Lee Perry(LP, Comp) Island Records 207 142-620 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
314 524 379-2 Arkology  album cover Lee Scratch Perry* Arkology(3xCD, Comp + Box) Island Jamaica, Chronicles 314 524 379-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
440 063 078-2 Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves (Album) 440 063 078-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
06076-80576-2 Ape-ology  album cover Lee Perry & The Upsetters Ape-ology (Comp) 06076-80576-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
060075337484 Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp) Island Records 060075337484 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0600753383032 Super Eight  album cover George Faith Super Eight(CD, Album, RE) Spectrum Music (2), Island Records 0600753383032 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
AAS 9003 Magnetic Mirror Master Mix - Scratch And The Upsetters  album cover Various Magnetic Mirror Master Mix - Scratch And The Upsetters(LP, Comp) Anachron AAS 9003 UK 1989 Sell This Version
AAS 9004 Turn And Fire - Upsetter Disco Dub  album cover Various Turn And Fire - Upsetter Disco Dub(LP, Comp) Anachron AAS 9004 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ANCD011 Black Ark Singles Selector  album cover Various Black Ark Singles Selector(CD, Comp) Ascension Records (5) ANCD011 Australia & New Zealand 2000 Sell This Version
ANCD033 Black Ark Singles Selector Too  album cover Lee Perry Black Ark Singles Selector Too(CD, Album, Comp) Ascension Records (5) ANCD033 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
ANGLP 0012 Lee Perry And King Tubby In Dub Confrontation 60's & 70's  album cover Lee Perry And King Tubby Lee Perry And King Tubby - Lee Perry And King Tubby In Dub Confrontation 60's & 70's(LP, Album) Angella Records ANGLP 0012 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ANG LP 0016 Hits Of The Past Vol. 1  album cover Various Hits Of The Past Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Angella Records ANG LP 0016 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 01 Enter The Dragon  album cover The Upsetters Enter The Dragon (Single) ART 01 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 02 White Belly Rat  album cover Lee Perry / Jah Lion Lee Perry / Jah Lion - White Belly Rat(7", Single, RE) Black Art ART 02 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 03 Fever / This World  album cover Junior Byles / King Medious Junior Byles / King Medious - Fever / This World (Single) ART 03 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 4 Forward With Jah Orthodox / Orthodox Dub  album cover The Mistic* Forward With Jah Orthodox / Orthodox Dub (Single) ART 4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 05 When Jah Come / Iron Dub  album cover Devon Irons / The Upsetters Devon Irons / The Upsetters - When Jah Come / Iron Dub (Single) ART 05 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART6 Freedom Fighter  album cover Bunny & Ricky Freedom Fighter (Single) ART6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART7 Hot & Cold Version 1  album cover Augustus Pablo / Pablo* & Jah T Augustus Pablo / Pablo* & Jah T - Hot & Cold Version 1 (Single) ART7 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 08 The Long Way  album cover Junior Byles The Long Way (Single) ART 08 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 09 Ethiopian Land  album cover Peter & Paul Lewis Ethiopian Land (Single) ART 09 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 10 Mr Money Man  album cover Danny Hensworth Mr Money Man (Single) ART 10 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 11 Thanks And Praise  album cover Junior Ainsworth Thanks And Praise ART 11 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 12 Middle East Rock / Hot Tip  album cover Dillinger / Prince Django Dillinger / Prince Django - Middle East Rock / Hot Tip(7", Single) Black Art ART 12 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 12 Middle East Rock / Hot Tip  album cover Dillinger / Prince Django Dillinger / Prince Django - Middle East Rock / Hot Tip(7", Single) Black Art ART 12 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 13 Dreader Locks  album cover Lee* & Junior* Lee* & Junior* - Dreader Locks (Single) ART 13 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 14 One Step Forward / One Step Dub  album cover Max Romeo / The Upsetters Max Romeo / The Upsetters - One Step Forward / One Step Dub ART 14 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 15 Sons Of Slaves  album cover Junior Delgado Sons Of Slaves ART 15 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 16 Mistry Babylon  album cover The Heptones Mistry Babylon ART 16 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 17 Land Of Love  album cover Sons Of Light Land Of Love (Single) ART 17 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ART 18 African Style  album cover The Black Notes African Style (Single) ART 18 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ART 19 Rejoice Jah Jah Children  album cover The Silvertones Rejoice Jah Jah Children (Single) ART 19 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ART 20 Vibrate Onn  album cover Augustus Pablo Vibrate Onn (Single) ART 20 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ART 21 Down Here In Babylon  album cover Brent Dowe Down Here In Babylon (Single) ART 21 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ART 22 Bathroom Skank  album cover Lee Perry Bathroom Skank ART 22 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ART 23 Columbia Collie  album cover Jah Lion Columbia Collie (Single) ART 23 Jamaica 1999 Sell This Version
ART 24 History  album cover Carlton Jackson History ART 24 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 25 Dreamland / Moving On  album cover U-Roy & The Upsetters / Big Youth U-Roy & The Upsetters / Big Youth - Dreamland / Moving On ART 25 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 26 Philistines On The Land / Bingo Kid  album cover Junior Murvin / The Upsetters Junior Murvin / The Upsetters - Philistines On The Land / Bingo Kid ART 26 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 27 You Can Run / You Can Dub  album cover The Hurricanes (2) / The Upsetters The Hurricanes (2) / The Upsetters - You Can Run / You Can Dub ART 27 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ART 28 Time  album cover The Gladiators Time ART 28 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 29 23rd Psalm  album cover Juks Dread* & Big Youth Juks Dread* & Big Youth - 23rd Psalm(7", RE) Black Art ART 29 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ART 30 Our Man Flint / Pi-A-Ring  album cover Augustus Pablo & Lloyd Young Augustus Pablo & Lloyd Young - Our Man Flint / Pi-A-Ring ART 30 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ART 31 Judgement Day  album cover Clive Hylton Judgement Day(7", RE) Black Art ART 31 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ART 32 Fire Fe The Vatican / Leggo  album cover Max Romeo / Jah Lion Max Romeo / Jah Lion - Fire Fe The Vatican / Leggo (Single) ART 32 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 33 Words Of Wisdom  album cover Jah Lion Words Of Wisdom(7") Black Art ART 33 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ART 34 Ethiopia / Unity  album cover Aisha Morrison Ethiopia / Unity ART 34 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ART 35 John Devour / A Place In The Sun  album cover Dillinger / David Isaacs Dillinger / David Isaacs - John Devour / A Place In The Sun(7", RE) Black Art ART 35 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ART 36 A Wah Dat / Dat Dub  album cover Junior Dread / The Upsetters Junior Dread / The Upsetters - A Wah Dat / Dat Dub(7", Single, RE) Black Art ART 36 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ATLP 104 Shocks Of Mighty 1969-1974  album cover Lee Perry And Friends* Shocks Of Mighty 1969-1974(LP, Comp) Attack ATLP 104 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ATLP 108 Public Jestering  album cover Lee Perry & Friends Public Jestering(LP, Comp) Attack ATLP 108 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ATRALP1010 Atra 10 Track  album cover Various Atra 10 Track(LP, Comp) Atra ATRALP1010 UK 1988 Sell This Version
B0002397-02 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Dig) Island Records, Hip-O Select B0002397-02 US 2004 Sell This Version
B0002430-02 Super Ape  album cover The Upsetters Super Ape(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Dig) Island Records, Hip-O Select B0002430-02 US 2004 Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 Heart Of The Congos  album cover The Congos Heart Of The Congos (Album, Comp) BAFCD 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFCD 018 Dub Me  album cover Morwell Unlimited Meet King Tubby's* Morwell Unlimited Meet King Tubby's* - Dub Me(CD, Album, RE) Blood & Fire BAFCD 018 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BAFCD 021 Jesus Dread 1972-1977  album cover Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 (Comp) BAFCD 021 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
BAFCD 027 Open The Iron Gate 1973-1977  album cover Max Romeo Open The Iron Gate 1973-1977(CD, Comp) Blood & Fire BAFCD 027 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BAFCD 038 Dub It To The Top 1976-1979  album cover Yabby You Dub It To The Top 1976-1979(CD, Comp) Blood & Fire BAFCD 038 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BAFCD040 I Can Hear The Children Singing 1975-1978  album cover Prince Alla & Junior Ross Prince Alla & Junior Ross - I Can Hear The Children Singing 1975-1978 (Comp) BAFCD040 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BAFLP 009 Heart Of The Congos  album cover The Congos Heart Of The Congos(2xLP, Album, Gat) Blood & Fire BAFLP 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFLP 018 Dub Me  album cover Morwell Unlimited Meets King Tubby Morwell Unlimited Meets King Tubby - Dub Me(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Blood & Fire BAFLP 018 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BAFLP 021 Jesus Dread 1972-1977  album cover Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977(Box, Ltd + 4xLP, Comp) Blood & Fire BAFLP 021 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BALP 4000 Black Ark In Dub  album cover Black Ark Players Black Ark In Dub (Album) BALP 4000 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BB64 The Way It Is  album cover I Kong The Way It Is(LP, Album, RE) Iroko Records BB64 France 2015 Sell This Version
BCMX 1490-12 Moonwalk  album cover Lee Scratch Perry* Moonwalk(12") Black Cat BCMX 1490-12 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
BE-0001 I & I Love You Honey  album cover The Webber Sisters* I & I Love You Honey(LP, Album) Black Eagle Records, Micron Music Canada BE-0001 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
BEAT 2 Heart Of The Congos  album cover The Congos Heart Of The Congos (Album) BEAT 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version