No Longer Available Hurt So Good / Fever (Upsetters) 12"

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I'm not sure how the "Fever" rhythm progressed over at Lee Perry's Black Ark studio, but this(1) sounds like it could be the original. Susan lays down a stunning vocal over that super bass-heavy toughness that you should already be familiar with from Junior Byles' more famous vocal track and Lee Perry's dj cut. I was always under the assumption that the dub (and subsequent dj versions) came from the Byles version, but the evidence all points over here. It's simply a pounding cut, and in the full discomix (phase into dub) on this fine Trojan pressing. Flipside "Hurt So Good(2)" is more of a straight soul track (also in discomix format), featuring Susan's standout pipes skipping around all happy.

  • music label: Trojan
reviewed by the mgmnt 05/2005