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Article ID CD-8657
Format CD
Artist Bunny Scott (aka Bunny Rugs aka Bunny Clarke)
Title To Love Somebody
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Bunny Scott What's The Use
2 MP3 sample Bunny Scott I Am I Said
3 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Kinky Fly
4 MP3 sample Bunny Scott To Love Somebody
5 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Use Me
6 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Big May
7 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Let Love Touch Us Know
8 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Sweet Loving Love
9 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Sweet Caroline
10 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Second Avenue
11 MP3 sample Bunny Scott I Never Had It So Good CD Bonus Track
12 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Be Thankful (Discomix Version) CD Bonus Track
13 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Hip Harry CD Bonus Track
14 MP3 sample Bunny Scott Hip Version CD Bonus Track
Style(s) Reggae, Lee Perry
Label Freestyle FSRCD181
Year 1975/2021
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m re
Remarks The late Bunny Rugs was best known as the frontman for legendary reggae band Third World, but prior to that he completed an apprenticeship at Lee Perry's Black Ark resulting in this solo LP, originally released in 1975 and credited to Bunny Scott.

The album captures the laid-back sessions of the early Black Ark, with a few surprising innovations lurking amongst the soul covers and love ballads. Highlights include the sought after Blaxploitation-influenced funk track 'Kinky Fly' featuring members of The Chi-Lites' backing band, passing through Perry's infamous studio whilst in Jamaica for a series of shows - their horn section and Chinna Smith's wah-wah guitar give the track its outstanding difference as synth overdubs add to the moody feeling, underpinned by the ghostly click tracks of the Conn Rhythm Unit (constituting one of Perry's earliest experiments with drum machines).
Looking back on the sessions documented on this LP, Rugs said that Perry's creativity taught him that music could be limitless. As he explained, 'It was so simple that it became complex. The approach he has to music and to recording, I think the music nowadays lack that kind of intuition. He's somebody that would use pliers and a screwdriver to create percussion; he wouldn't hesitate to experiment. He was a little...not crazy, but somebody with that kind of thinking must be somewhere else, in another zone sometimes.'
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