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Number 121

Upsetters - Return of Django (Upsetter US-201 - 1969)

When the Upsetters hit the UK charts with this infectious instrumental, few really knew much about the band. Reggae was in its infancy as a notable presence on British culture and singles such as the Harry J All Stars' hit The Liquidator and Dave and Ansil Collins' Double Barrel were seen pretty much as novelty tunes. Reggae wouldn't really take off until Bob Marley arrived a few years later with The Wailers. Formed by Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Upsetters also included bassist Aston Barrett and his brother Carlton on drums, both who would go on to join The Wailers. This tune was also featured in a popular chocolate commercial at the time, directed by Terry Gilliam, whose animations were widely known through the Monty Python's Flying Circus television show..