Lee Perry is working on a new album titled Back At The Controls. Back on the Controls promises to revisit Perry’s heavy Seventies roots-reggae work. Boyle collected much of the same equipment that Perry used in his famous Black Ark… Continue Reading
PRESSURE SOUNDS DROPS ALBUM OF LOST BLACK ARK MIXES AND DUBLATES 1976 proved to be a defining year for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. A deal with Island Records meant that his 3 albums and a dozen singles received the marketing and… Continue Reading
Here is a mix of my personal dub selections from The Heptones catalog. You may note that several selections are credited to The Heptones w/ The Wailers. These selections are unreleased outtakes from Black Ark recording sessions. The Heptones –… Continue Reading
While The Heptones AKA Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan, and Barry Llewellan, are most closely related with Lee Perry’s Black Ark studio (they notoriously recorded 1978’s Party Time there), it is at Harry J’s where they record their most memorable hit… Continue Reading
Included here is a recent Pressure Sounds 7″ vinyl press of Native & Little Maddness “Mother Country” / “Version.” love what Pressure Sounds has been issuing lately. Real high quality pressings of classic roots tunes, many of which were never… Continue Reading
A musical journey into the heart of Jamaica’s 1980 roots reggae scene. JAMDOWN takes you on a journey back to 1980, straight into the heart of the Jamaican reggae scene, following legendary reggae artists Toots Hibbert and The Congos. The film, shot in… Continue Reading
On November 9, 1972, The Jamaica Gleaner reports that the legendary sound studio is finished, and history-making tracks are already being laid down within it’s walls. Many thanks to blog contributor Fred ‘Reggaelover’ P for contributing this press clipping.
Tonight I’m sharing a rare classic from the Midnight Dread archives: a legendary interview with the “King of Reggae” – Lee “Scratch” Perry. Please visit Midnight Dread’s website at www.midnightdread.com for more rarities. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the Upsetter, a cornerstone… Continue Reading
I have included an interview with Lee Perry that was published in May 2012 in Rocking Steady. CLICK TO READ ON ISSUU
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