....Lee "Scratch" Perry [filmed here in Belgium in 2006 by Tangent Phillips], I saw this last week, then I saw this:
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY
Live at the Jazz Cafe
Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January
£22.50 (Fri & Sun) advance
£25 (Sat) advance
Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Lee 'Scratch' Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.
From his early days in the 1960’s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in Kingston, through his production of the seminal Wailers’ classics, African Herbsman and Soul Revolution, Perry’s innovative style marks him as one of reggae’s original treasures.
His on the edge creative genius remains evident in his own solo albums of the 1970s and through his steady stream of mind-boggling releases of the 1980s.
One of reggae’s undisputed pioneers, Lee 'the Upsetter' Perry has worked with almost everyone from The Heptones to The Skatalites to The Clash.
Certainly one of his most notable contributions was the pairing of Bob Marley to Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer with the Barnet Brothers (Carley and 'Familyman' who had been the heart of the Perry’s group, The Upsetters) and thus the forming of the Bob Marley and the Wailers.
After his own studio, Black Ark, burned to the ground in the late 1970’s, Perry laid low for a while, only to resurface with a vengeance in England in the mid-1980s. He went back into the studio with a variety of partners, from Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor to Terence Trent D’Arby. Lee has embarked on many tours with Mad Professor & The Robotiks. They have played all over Europe, Japan, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico.
Perry is perhaps the only 70 year old that can dance on one leg for one hour straight!
NOEL SALMON - Keyboards
SINCLAIR SEALES - Drums
KIRK SERVICE - Bass
STEPHEN WRIGHT - Guitar