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Lee Scratch Perry

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Observé avec crainte mêlée de respect, Lee "Scratch" Perry a le statut mythique du plus endurant et du plus original des producteurs et artistes de tous les temps. Depuis ses premières expériences de chanteur dans les années 60 et d'ingénieur du son au Studio One de Coxsone Dodd à Kingston, puis à travers la production des principaux classiques des Wailers African Herbsman et Soul Revolution, son style insolite a fait de lui l'un des joyaux du reggae.

 

"Dubmaster" de génie, Lee Perry est n'a cessé d'innover dans la réalisation et le traitement du son. Après avoir produit les plus grands artistes jamaïcains (The Heptones, Junior Byles, Max Roméo...), il rejoint l'Europe à la fin des années 80 et commence à travailler avec les anglais Mad Professor et Adrian Sherwood. De ces collaborations naissent les dubs les plus imprévisibles. L'étonnante créativité qui ressort de ses albums solo laisse apparaître sa capacité à repousser les frontières du reggae pour sans cesse le renouveler.


Le génie excentrique de celui qu’on appelle le Upsetter (en français le "dérangé ") continue d’attirer les foules. En 2010 il fête son 75ème anniversaire avec une tournée européenne en compagnie de Max Romeo et de The Congos, pour le plus grand bonheur des amateurs de reggae et de musique !

Lee "Scratch" Perry (born Reinford Hugh Perry, on March 1936, in Jamaica) is a Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist, who has been highly influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and overseas, and he occupies the highest level of music making - standing comfortably next to pioneers like George Martin, Phil Spector, and Brian Wilson.

 

Perry’s musical career began in the late 1950s as a sound engineer for Clement Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One and then for Joe Gibbs’s Wirl Records. In 1968, Perry formed his own label, Upsetter and worked with his studio band The Upsetters. His innovative production techniques would soon become identifiable as "reggae" (the new sound did not really have a name at this time) and his mixing board experiments resulted in the creation of dub.


During the 1970s, Perry released numerous recordings popular in both Jamaica and the UK and soon became known for his eccentric character. He built his own studio, The Black Ark, and produced notable musicians such as Bob Marley & the Wailers, Junior Byles, The Heptones, The Congos, and Max Romeo. After the Black Ark burnt in 1978, Perry left Jamaica and on the late 1980s, he began working with British producers Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor.

 

In 2010, he celebrated his 75th birthday touring with Max Romeo and The Congos all over Europe for the very great pleasure of all reggae fans !!

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Discography

  • Repentence (2008)

  • The End of an American Dream (2007)

  • Alive, More Than Ever (2006)

  • Panic in Babylon (2004)

  • Alien Starman (2003)

  • Earthman Skanking (2002)

  • Jamaican ET (2002)

  • Techno Party (2000)

  • Son of Thunder (2000)

  • The Original Super Ape (1997)

  • Spiritual Healing (1994)

  • Excaliburman (1992)

  • The Upsetter and The Beat (1992)

  • Lord God Muzik (1991)

  • Mystic Warrior (1989)

  • Chicken Scratch (1989)

  • On the Wire (1988)

  • History, Mystery & Prophecy (1984)

  • Mystic Miracle Star (1982)

  • The Return of Pipecock Jackxon (1980)

  • Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (1976)

  • Super Ape (1976)

  • Revolution Dub (1975)

  • Kung Fu Meets the Dragon (1975)

  • Return of Wax (1975)

  • Musical Bones (1975)

  • Double Seven (1974)

  • Rhythm Shower (1973)

  • Cloak and Dagger (1973)

  • Africa's Blood (1971)

  • Eastwood Rides Again (1970)

  • The Good, the Bad and the Upsetters (1970)

  • Scratch the Upsetter Again (1970)

  • Many Moods of the Upsetters (1970)

  • Return of Django (1969)

  • The Upsetter (1969)