Entertainment

There's still Life in Scratch

BY KEVIN JACKSON
Observer writer

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

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Eccentric artiste/producer Lee “Scratch” Perry earns his second Billboard entry for 2019 with Life of The Plants , a five-song EP, which enters the publication's Reggae Albums Chart at number three.

Life of The Plants was released October 25 by Stone Throw Records, a Los Angeles independent company. In June, Perry went number two with the album, Rainford; his latest project is his 13th Top 10 Billboard entry.

The VP Records 94-song, multi-format box set, Down in Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records, debuts at number seven this week. Shapes of A Soul by Roots of A Rebellion, which topped the chart in June, re-enters the Top 10 at number eight.

World on Fire by Stick Figure spends an eighth week at number one, while Ways of The World by The Movement is number two.

Maxi Priest's It All Comes Back to Love is number four, while Hybrid by Collie Buddz is number five.

Parts of The Puzzle by Busy Signal slips to number seven; Dreamer from Hirie holds the number nine position. Rounding out the Top 10 is Free Rein by Rebelution.

On the Billboard Reggae Digital Song Sales Chart, Dumpling (remix) by Stylo G (featuring Sean Paul and Spice), debuts at numebr three. This is the first entry on a Billboard chart for the United Kingdom-based Stylo G, who was raised in Spanish Town. It is the second entry for Spice, who last year topped the chart with Black Hypocrisy.

Singjay K'Coneil enters the chart at number 12 with Finesse and Style which is produced by Track Starr.


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