The pioneer in the 1970's development of dub music.
Today we celebrate the 84th birthday of Lee "Scratch" Perry, the pioneer in the 1970's development of dub music. Lee worked together with artists such as Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Clash and The Beastie Boys. Nowadays he's still performing and recording music. Stay strong Perry!
Lee 'Scratch' Perry & The Upsetters' classic Return of Django. Lee Perry had already been making name in the Jamaican music scene for about a decade before Return of Django hit the UK charts in 1969. Soon after, Trojan released a hugely popular collection of Perry's biggest instrumentals.
Eastwood Rides Again follows the theme of Lee 'Scratch' Perry & The Upsetters previous classic, Return Of Django - and like that one, the groove isn't just the rocksteady rhythms you'd expect - but also maybe this more spacious version of the style.
Battle of Armagideon is one of the essential albums by Jamaican reggae artist Lee 'Scratch' Perry. His backing group by that time were The Upsetters. This album will get you to the heart of Perry's unique work as a mixer and producer. He explores the music by adding a lot of sound effects to the different tracks.
Lee 'Scratch' Perry's return to his most spaced-out work, that marks his 2002 comeback album Jamaican E.T. The extra-terrestrial is back with some groovy reggae which creates a bridge between dub, roots and hip hop. But in the end, it never ventures too far away from the traditional reggae.
This album is a must have for anyone interested in Lee Perry. He produced this album just after the birth of his daughter and you can feel his joy in the music.It is filled with top-quality music -- instrumental for the most part -- with the spaciest thing being the sound of a roller-rink organ over reggae.