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Jonny Greenwood to Curate Reggae Compilation

The Radiohead guitarist's set features tunes from the likes of the Heptones and Lee "Scratch" Perry.

By: SPIN Staff // January 5, 2007

Radiohead’s axe sergeant Jonny Greenwood draws inspiration from a plethora of musical genres, but with the release of Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller, the seminal musician will shower Jah devotees with his taste in reggae. Set to drop March 6 on Trojan/Sanctuary, Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller‘s 18 tracks will include songs from the Heptones, Marcia Griffiths, and Lee “Scratch” Perry, among others.

Here’s the tracklisting Jonny Greenwood is the Controller:

1. “Dread Are the Controller” – Linval Thompson
2. “Let Me Down Easy” – Derrick Harriott
3. “I’m Still In Love” – Marcia Aitken
4. “Never Be Ungrateful” – Gregory Isaacs
5. “Bionic Rats” – Lee “Scratch” Perry
6. “Cool Rasta” – The Heptones
7. “Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker” – Scientist & Jammy & The Roots Radics
8. “Black Panta” – Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters
9. “Fever” – Junior Byles
10. “Beautiful and Dangerous” – Desmond Dekker & the Aces
11. “Dread Dub” (It Dread Out Deh Version) – Lloyd’s All Stars
12. “Gypsy Man” – Marcia Griffiths
13. “A Ruffer Version” – Johnny Clarke & the Aggrovators
14. “Right Road to Dubland (Right Road to Zion Dub)” – The Jahlights
15. “Dreader Locks” – Junior Byles & Lee Perry
16. “This Life Makes Me Wonder” – Delroy Wilson
17. “Clean Race” – Scotty

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