The famous Jamaican music pioneer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has passed away.He died on Sunday morning at Noel Holmes Hospital in western Jamaica.He has been fighting against the disease. Perry is 85 years old.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is a Jamaican record producer and singer, known for his innovative recording studio technology and production style.He was born in Rainford Hugh Perry in March 1936.Perry was a pioneer in the development of dubbing music in the 1970s. He used mixing and studio effects in his early days to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks.He has worked with and produced various artists, including Bob Marley and the Howler, Young Mulvin, Congolese, Max Romeo, Beast Boy and Sphere.
He is famous for songs including “Dreadlocks in the Moonlight”, “Curl Hair”, “The City Is Too Hot” and “I Am Crazy”.Perry is considered to be one of the most important creative musical figures of his time.In his more than 60 years of professional career, he has produced more than 1,000 records, including the most famous early records of Bob Marley and Wailers.These records include Soul Rebellion and Soul Revolution albums.Perry also participated in the production of Marley and the Wailers hit singles, Small Axe, Duppy Conqueror, Jah Live, Punky Reggae Party and Rastaman Live Up.Perry is from Kendall in Hanover and has lived in Switzerland for a few years.
His creative musical talents include recording garden tools for beats, burying microphones under trees to obtain different sounds, blowing marijuana smoke on tapes, and even reversing the tape.He is known as one of Jamaica’s most bizarre but most talented music pioneers.