Happy 83 To LEE SCRATCH PERRY!…

20 March 2019

LEE SCRATCH PERRY (real name: Rainford Hugh Perry) was born on 20 March 1936 in Kendal, Jamaica. Happy 83 to the pioneer of dub reggae and the highly regarded inventive producer who introduced new recording techniques and remixed countless old reggae tunes back in the seventies. He has worked with a variety of great artists, including Bob Marley, Junior Murvin, the Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, the Beastie Boys, Ari Up
and The Slits, The Clash
and numberless others. The unbreakable reggae legend is still active on many levels. Here are 3 big tunes to celebrate the musical hero of many…

– DISCO DEVIL –
(written, sung and produced by Perry in 1977)

– POLICE AND THIEVES –
(Written and sung by Junior Murvin in 1975. Lee Perry co-wrote some lyrics and he
produced it the day he heard the song. The Clash covered it for their 1977 debut LP)

– I AM A MADMAN –
(Classic Perry track, performed live in 2016 for Seattle KEXP Radio)

LEE SCRATCH PERRY: Facebook – Biography

(pic on top: FB Perry)

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