Jamaica’s Golden Age of Music, Captured on Film

Fotograf Dave Hendley, der in den 70ern mit seiner Kamera auf Jamaika unterwegs war, zeigt seine Fotos und erzählt, wie sie zustande kamen. Am Rande natürlich auch mal wieder eine kurze Erwähnung von Skinheads:

(…) Reggae was the soundtrack to that, because the skinheads were choosing the music that would be the antithesis of that complex, progressive rock at the time, that kind of over–intellectualized, over-complicated music. What could be more fundamental than reggae? Its beauty is in the space, really, its minimalism, and what’s not there.(…)

Via Studio One

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Hello Dolly: Lee “Sometimes I drink my piss” Perry

Bei Aggronautix kann man eine limitierte Lee Perry Puppe kaufen. Schade, dass sie nicht die besten Perry Zitate ausspuckt, wenn man ihr auf den Bauch drückt. Via.

The Lee Scratch Perry vinyl figure is a Japanese import from PRESSPOP and is limited to 1000 units. Officially approved by Lee a.k.a. The Upsetter: the father of reggae and dub music. Designed by Sofboy comic creator, Archer Prewitt, this figure of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has adjustable arms and head and comes with accessories such as cloth hat, gold bracelet, and gold necklace with star charm. The figure also boasts details such as lighter being held in hand with microphone, wild hair, shoes and rings. Packaged in a beautifully designed box and a limited and very special item, this is a must-have for all reggae, dub music, and fans everywhere! Secure your limited edition item by pre-ordering today.

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Respect Jamaica 50th

What do Lee Scratch Perry, Junior Murvin, Damian Marley, Big Youth, Yellowman, Dennis Alcapone, Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie, Monty Alexander, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Holt, The Mighty Diamonds, Leroy Sibbles, Freddie McGregor, Toots & The Maytals, Horace Andy, Jimmy Cliff, and Derrick Morgan have in common? They are all booked for the HUGE festival ‘Respect Jamaica 50th’ in London this summer. Superb. Read more…

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This is Ska Festival

Line Up:
LEE PERRY (JAM/ the mighty upsetter/ Original 60s Set) with THE CAROLOREGIANS (B/ great traditional Ska, Rocksteady & Skinheadreggae)
ROY ELLIS (Mr. Symarip/ JAM) with
THE MAGIC TOUCH (D/ soulful Ska & Rocksteady)
MR. REVIEW (NL/ dutch Skalegend)
TWO TONE CLUB (F/ fantastic All-Style-Ska)
KING HOMMOND (UK/ british Ska-Dynamite) with
THE SALOON SOLDIERS (D/ traditional Ska)
BUSTER SHUFFLE (UK/ new uplifting british Ska Sensation)
BABY LOVE & THE VAN DANGOS (DK/ No. One Ska from Denmark) Read more…

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“I think I’m an angel.”: Lee Perry, once again


The desk’s one and only favourite has done it again. Hilarious interview with Lee Perry in yesterday’s Guardian.

Q: You’re in your 70s. What keeps you performing?

A: My wife needs money, and she has a lot of bills to get paid, and I will have to help her pay the bills. […] …it’s all like machine, robot affair. Monster robots, yeah?

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Too much smoke in Black Ark: Lee Perry Interview

United Reggae has put up a nice interview with Lee Scratch Perry.

“In the Black Ark studio we did too much alcohol and cigarettes and Godless smoking, so then I had to make a sacrifice because the smoke and the alcohol made so I couldn’t hear the words clearly and it all was confusion”

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Chiemsee Reggae Summer 2011: Samstag

LEE PERRY CHIEMSEE REGGAE SUMMER 2011

The mad man himself: Lee Scratch Perry


Höhepunkt am Samstag war natürlich der Auftritt des unsterblichen Genies Lee Perry. Leiderleider erstmal nur Bob Marley Cover (Jah live, Sun is shining, Small Axe, also zumindest von Perry produzierte Tunes), dann auch Tunes aktuelleren Datums wie “I am a madman“. Ingsgesamt ein wunderbarer Auftritt mit typischem Perry-Klamauk (Todesblick an den Schlagzeuger, der nicht so geschlagen hat, wie Perry das wollte), der mehr Black Ark hätte vertragen können – wo war der “Disco Devil“? Read more…

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The ultimate quest for the lost book of Ska

The Jamaica Observer about Watty Burnett’s (The Congos) search for the roots of jamaican music.

“We putting together people like Ernest Ranglin and Dean Fraser on it,” explained the artiste whose best solo effort to date is the single Rainy Night In Portland, a take off from Brook Benton’s Rainy Night in Georgia.
It was veteran producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry who gave Burnett’s musical career a kick start by opening the doors to his Black Ark studioto him. It was there Burnett began to rise as a regular session vocalist and instrumentalist on drums, percussion and bass guitar.

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“Teach a revolution!” – Lee Perry, Karl Marx and the Roman Catholic bloodclot interview

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The many moods of the Upsetter: Lee Perry the psychiatrist


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