Ah, Liquidator… Every real skinhead has this ska/early reggae classic by Harry J Allstars in their collection.
Released in 1969 on Trojan Records the timeless instrumental features organist Winston Wright and Upsetters, later Wailers, Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett on bass and Carlton Barrett on drums.
American soul band The Staples Singers used the song’s intro for their 1972 hit I’ll Take You There.
L is also for… Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Like King Tubby, Lee (born Rainford Hugh Perry) was instrumental in the creation of dub music. He started his career recording ska artists at Sir Coxsone’s Studio One before branching out on his own. He would eventually record with The Upsetters and build his own studio, The Black Ark. He also deserves an A-Z of his own.