Monday, February 11, 2013

Lee Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry
11" x 8.5", 2013
pen, ink, pencil, watercolor
Lee Perry is back in it too! It's been a long time since he'd be there. Yet he's my favorite Jamaican musician. He's been through it all, from the ska, the dancehall, and the dub. He was instrumental in the development and popularization on reggae music. Disco Devil is the track, he recorded it back in the late 70s in his famous Black Ark Studios in Kingston. It wasn't released on CD until 2012 as part of the Disco Devil compilation. Lee Perry lives in Switzerland these days. Disco Devil is a remix of the song Chase the Devil that he wrote with Max Romeo, who had a hit with it in 1976. The music is provided by Perry's house band The Upsetters.

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