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 
none Black Candle / Bad Lamp  album cover Leo Graham (2), Lee Perry & The Upsetters Leo Graham (2), Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Black Candle / Bad Lamp(7", TP, W/Lbl) Upsetter none Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
FM 101 King Tubby Meets The Upsetter At The Grass Roots Of Dub  album cover King Tubby Meets The Upsetter King Tubby Meets The Upsetter - King Tubby Meets The Upsetter At The Grass Roots Of Dub(LP, Album) Fay Music Inc., Fay Music Inc. FM 101 UK 1974 Sell This Version
FM LP 304 At The Grass Roots Of Dub  album cover King Tubby Meets The Upsetter King Tubby Meets The Upsetter - At The Grass Roots Of Dub (Album) FM LP 304 UK 1974 Sell This Version
none You're Mine  album cover The Unforgettables*, Soul Inflation The Unforgettables*, Soul Inflation - You're Mine(7") Silver Stars none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
none Ride On / Princess Street Skank  album cover Ital Winston* Ride On / Princess Street Skank (Single) none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
none Touch A Hand  album cover The Soul Sisters (4) Touch A Hand(7") The Blaze Records none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
none Finger Mash / Dub The Music  album cover Lee Perry & The Silvertones Lee Perry & The Silvertones - Finger Mash / Dub The Music(7") Upsetter none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
none Samfy Girl  album cover Keeling Beckford Samfy Girl (Single) none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
none I Am The Greatest Says Muhammad Ali  album cover Dr. Alimantado And Soul Syndicate* Dr. Alimantado And Soul Syndicate* - I Am The Greatest Says Muhammad Ali(7") Ital (4) none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
BUS 10LP Dread In Session  album cover Clement Bushay Dread In Session (Album) BUS 10LP UK 1975 Sell This Version
BW002 Tacko  album cover Max Romeo Tacko(7") Black World BW002 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
BW015 Warning, Warning / Heads A Go Roll  album cover Max Romeo Warning, Warning / Heads A Go Roll(7") Black World BW015 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
FT 12 You Are Mine / In The Mood  album cover The Unforgettables*, Soul Inflation The Unforgettables*, Soul Inflation - You Are Mine / In The Mood(7") Fight FT 12 UK 1975 Sell This Version
JW004 I Man A Grass Hopper  album cover Pablo Moses I Man A Grass Hopper JW004 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
JW 005 Tonight  album cover Gabrielle (9) Tonight(7") Jigsaw (3) JW 005 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
JW 006 Ethiopian Lament  album cover Azul Ethiopian Lament(7") Jigsaw (3) JW 006 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
LE001 Don't Be Afraid  album cover The Black Hunters Don't Be Afraid(7") Leo (5) LE001 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
L.E.002 Bril Creme  album cover The Black Hunters Bril Creme(7", Single) Leo (5) L.E.002 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
none Bad Luck Knatty  album cover Jah Lloyd Bad Luck Knatty(7") Orchid none Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
none Return Of Wax  album cover Lee Perry & The Upsetters Return Of Wax(LP, Album) Dip none UK 1975 Sell This Version
none I Man A Grass Hopper  album cover Pablo Moses I Man A Grass Hopper(7", W/Lbl) Jigsaw (3) none Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
none Down In A Babylon  album cover Frederick Thomas (2), Solid Foundation (3) Frederick Thomas (2), Solid Foundation (3) - Down In A Babylon none Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
none Live The Life  album cover Sticky* Live The Life(7") Stick (2) none Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
NW-001 I've Got A Love  album cover The Grace Thrillers I've Got A Love (Album) NW-001 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
SK4 Kiss Me In The Rain  album cover The Black Traps Kiss Me In The Rain(7", Sol) 2nd Tracs SK4 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TSL101 Revolutionary Dream  album cover Pablo Moses Revolutionary Dream(LP, Album, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Tape Specialist TSL101 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
TSL 1000 Revelation Time  album cover Max Romeo Revelation Time(LP, Album) Tropical Sound Tracs TSL 1000 UK 1975 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
9101 670 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(LP, Album) Island Records 9101 670 France 1976 Sell This Version
D.D. 001 Message From The Meditations  album cover The Meditations Message From The Meditations(LP, Album) Double-D Records, Double-D Records D.D. 001 US 1976 Sell This Version
F 5008 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(LP, Album) Federal Records (3) F 5008 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
H of N-101 Reggae In America  album cover Lion Zion Reggae In America(LP, Album) House Of Natty Records, House Of Natty Records H of N-101 US 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9386 Colombia Colly  album cover Jah Lion Colombia Colly (Album) ILPS 9386 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9392 War Ina Babylon  album cover Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon (Album) ILPS 9392 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9417 Super Ape  album cover The Upsetters Super Ape (Album) ILPS 9417 UK 1976 Sell This Version
JS 004 Herb Dub - Collie Dub  album cover The Skatalites Herb Dub - Collie Dub (Album) JS 004 UK 1976 Sell This Version
L-35 941 Colombia Colly  album cover Jah Lion Colombia Colly(LP, Album) Island Records L-35 941 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
Lox 14 When Jah Come  album cover Devon Irons When Jah Come(7", Single) Locks Lox 14 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Lox 15 Come Along  album cover The Blue Bells* / Upsetters* The Blue Bells* / Upsetters* - Come Along(7", Single) Locks Lox 15 UK 1976 Sell This Version
LPPN 2002 Revolutionary Dream  album cover Pablo Moses Revolutionary Dream(LP, Album) Penetrate LPPN 2002 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
MAN 1011 Stop The War In A Babylon  album cover James Brown (12) / Upsetter* James Brown (12) / Upsetter* - Stop The War In A Babylon(7") Mango Records (2) MAN 1011 UK 1976 Sell This Version
MAN 1013 Long Long Time  album cover Winston Heywood / Upsetters* Winston Heywood / Upsetters* - Long Long Time(7", Single) Mango Records (2) MAN 1013 UK 1976 Sell This Version
MAN 1014 Fire Fe The Vatican / Leggo  album cover Max Romeo / Jah Lloyd Max Romeo / Jah Lloyd - Fire Fe The Vatican / Leggo(7") Mango Records (2) MAN 1014 UK 1976 Sell This Version
none Fire Fe The Vatican / Leggo  album cover Max Romeo / Jah Lloyd Max Romeo / Jah Lloyd - Fire Fe The Vatican / Leggo none Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
none Facts Of Life  album cover Peter (Roots) Lewis* Facts Of Life(7") Itana none Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
none Natty Past Through Rome  album cover Prince Jazzbo Natty Past Through Rome(7") Black Art none Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
VULA 501 On The Rock  album cover Cimarons* On The Rock(LP, Album) Vulcan VULA 501 UK 1976 Sell This Version
WAXLP 1 Natty Passing Thru'  album cover Prince Jazzbo Natty Passing Thru'(LP, Album) Black Wax (2) WAXLP 1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
WF-535 Crying Over You  album cover The Heptones Crying Over You(7") Wild Flower WF-535 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
WF-536 False Teaching  album cover Junior Murvin False Teaching(7") Wild Flower WF-536 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
CRB L.P. 7001 Marijuana World Tour  album cover Jah Woosh Marijuana World Tour(LP, Album) Creation Rebel (2) CRB L.P. 7001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ED-301 Me Breda You Ago Feel It / Idren No Feel It  album cover Hands And Hearts / Rockers All Stars Hands And Hearts / Rockers All Stars - Me Breda You Ago Feel It / Idren No Feel It(7") Hungry Town ED-301 US 1977 Sell This Version
EV-0032 Stop Your Gang War / Learn To Love One Another  album cover Melodians* Stop Your Gang War / Learn To Love One Another(7") Tops Record EV-0032 US 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9456 Party Time  album cover The Heptones Party Time (Album) ILPS 9456 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9499 Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves (Album) ILPS 9499 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9504 To Be A Lover  album cover George Faith To Be A Lover (Album) ILPS 9504 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 19499 Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19499 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
KLP 9026 Revolutionary Dream  album cover Pablo Moses Revolutionary Dream(LP, Album) Klik Chart Sounds 2001 KLP 9026 UK 1977 Sell This Version
LP - 380 Message From The Meditations  album cover The Meditations Message From The Meditations(LP, Album) Wild Flower LP - 380 Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
MS-2010 Congo Man / Congo Man Chant  album cover The Congoes* Congo Man / Congo Man Chant(7") Mango MS-2010 US 1977 Sell This Version
none Stand Up  album cover Eric Donaldson & The Keystones (2) Eric Donaldson & The Keystones (2) - Stand Up(7") Black Art none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Gone To Negril / Crazy Negril  album cover Althea & Donna Gone To Negril / Crazy Negril(12") Reggae Bloodlines none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Party Time  album cover The Heptones Party Time (Album) none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Police & Thieves  album cover Junior Murvin Police & Thieves (Album) none 1977 Sell This Version
none Mash Down  album cover Roots (5) Mash Down none US 1977 Sell This Version
none Heart Of The Congos  album cover The Congos Heart Of The Congos (Album) none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Sons Of Slaves  album cover Junior Delgado Sons Of Slaves none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none No Peace  album cover Meditation* No Peace none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none River  album cover Zappow* River(7", Single) Zap Pow none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Vibrate Onn  album cover Agustas Pablo* Vibrate Onn(7") Black Art none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Praises To Jah  album cover Roots (5) Praises To Jah(7") Grass Roots none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Sing Along Song  album cover Tinga Stewart Sing Along Song(7") Juggs none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
TW 72 Jah Come Here  album cover I Roy* Jah Come Here(7") Third World TW 72 UK 1977 Sell This Version
VM737 Weep And Mourn  album cover Douglas Guthrie Weep And Mourn(7") Valerie Records (2) VM737 US 1977 Sell This Version
VP-V003 Joy Of The Earth / Portland Rock  album cover Garvey Sons / D.J. - O.G.* Garvey Sons / D.J. - O.G.* - Joy Of The Earth / Portland Rock(7") Vessel (2), Vessel (2) VP-V003 Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
WF-548 Kingston  album cover Paul Davidson Kingston(7") Wild Flower WF-548 Jamaica 1977 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
204.4203 Original Reggae 3 - Message From The Meditations  album cover The Meditations Original Reggae 3 - Message From The Meditations(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 204.4203 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
COLP 2002 Extra Classic  album cover Gregory Isaaccs* Extra Classic(LP, Album, Blu) Micron Music Canada, Micron Music Limited COLP 2002 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
DSR 7108 East Of The River Nile  album cover Augustus Pablo East Of The River Nile(LP, Album) Message DSR 7108 Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
GREEN 1 Dr. Alimantado Best Dressed Chicken In Town(Cass, Album) Greensleeves Records GREEN 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
GREL 1 Best Dressed Chicken In Town  album cover Dr. Alimantado Best Dressed Chicken In Town (Album, Comp) GREL 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
LPIR 0000 Roast Fish, Collie Weed, & Corn Bread  album cover Lee Perry Roast Fish, Collie Weed, & Corn Bread (Album) LPIR 0000 Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
MIC CAN - 0014 Extra Classic  album cover Gregory Isaaccs* Extra Classic(LP, Album, Bla) Micron Music Limited, Micron Music Limited, Conflict (2) MIC CAN - 0014 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
none Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread  album cover Lee Perry Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (Album) none US 1978 Sell This Version
none Think So  album cover The Meditations Think So(7") Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none East Of The River Nile  album cover Augustus Pablo East Of The River Nile (Album) none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Bafflin' Smoke Signal  album cover Lee Perry Bafflin' Smoke Signal(7") Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Brother Noah  album cover The Shadows (2) Brother Noah none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Africa Must Be Free By 1983.  album cover Hugh Mundell Africa Must Be Free By 1983. (Album) none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Black Echoes D.E.B. Special  album cover Various Black Echoes D.E.B. Special(LP, Comp) Gorgon Records none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Security In The Streets / Too Fat  album cover Kiddus I Security In The Streets / Too Fat(12") Shepherd none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Crying Wolf  album cover Kiddu* Crying Wolf(7") Shepherd none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Guide Line  album cover George Faith Guide Line(7") Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Forword With The Orthordox  album cover The Mistic* Forword With The Orthordox(7") Upsetter none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Zion's Pathway   album cover I Kong Zion's Pathway (12") Cav Lip none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none House Of Parliament  album cover Meditations* House Of Parliament(7") Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
SKY LP 18 Pre-Meditation  album cover The Melodians Pre-Meditation (Album) SKY LP 18 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SL 003A Brotherly Love / West Of Knatchbull  album cover Henrick Nicholson / Prodigal Creator Henrick Nicholson / Prodigal Creator - Brotherly Love / West Of Knatchbull(12") Seven Leaves Records SL 003A UK 1978 Sell This Version
UA-EA803-H Open The Iron Gate  album cover Max Romeo Open The Iron Gate(8-Trk, Album) United Artists Records UA-EA803-H US 1978 Sell This Version