Lee Perry

Real Name:
Rainford Hugh Perry
Profile:
Best known by his nickname Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and his work with Lee Perry & The Upsetters or the Lee Perry & Friends releases. Born on Mar 20, 1936 in St. Mary's, Jamaica. First called "Little" Perry, in reference to his height of 5'6 (1.68m), he is a major founder of Reggae and Dub. First working with ska, he cut his first record in 1959. From then, he worked with a variety of musicians and producers, not always on the best of terms. His first record on his own Upsetter label was entitled "People Funny Boy," and was a direct attack on Joe Gibbs of Wirl Records.

His labels:
Black Art
Upsetter Jamaica
Upsetter (2) UK
Upsetter Records (3)
Upsetters
Upset Records
Justice League
Judgemant
Orchid
Lion Of Judah
Wizz-Dom
Perries Records
Warning!
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Albums

TBL 166 Lee Perry - Africa's Blood album art Lee Perry Africa's Blood (Album) Trojan Records TBL 166 UK 1971 Sell This Version
LPIR 0000 Lee Perry - Roast Fish, Collie Weed, & Corn Bread album art Lee Perry Roast Fish, Collie Weed, & Corn Bread (Album) Lion Of Judah LPIR 0000 Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
BSLP 9002 Lee Perry - The Return Of Pipecock Jackxon album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* The Return Of Pipecock Jackxon (Album) Black Star Liner BSLP 9002 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
C-HB-06 Lee Perry - Mystic Miracle Star album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* And The Majestics (3) Lee "Scratch" Perry* And The Majestics (3) - Mystic Miracle Star (Album) Heartbeat Records (2) C-HB-06 US 1982 Sell This Version
SLLP 002 Lee Perry - Megaton Dub album art Lee Perry Megaton Dub (Album) Seven Leaves Records SLLP 002 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SLLP5 Lee Perry - Megaton Dub 2 album art Lee Perry Megaton Dub 2 (Album) Seven Leaves Records SLLP5 UK 1984 Sell This Version
LP001 Lee Perry - History Mystery Prophesy album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* History Mystery Prophesy (Album) Mango LP001 Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
ANG 009 Lee Perry - Lee Perry Meets The Mad Professor In Dub Chapter Two album art Lee Perry & Mad Professor Lee Perry & Mad Professor - Lee Perry Meets The Mad Professor In Dub Chapter Two (Album) Angella Records ANG 009 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ANG 008 Lee Perry - Lee Perry Meets The Mad Professor In Dub Chapter One album art Lee Perry, Mad Professor Lee Perry, Mad Professor - Lee Perry Meets The Mad Professor In Dub Chapter One (Album) Angella Records ANG 008 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SYLP 6000, 74 8442 1 Lee Perry - Time Boom X De Devil Dead album art Lee 'Scratch' Perry* + Dub Syndicate Lee 'Scratch' Perry* + Dub Syndicate - Time Boom X De Devil Dead (Album) On-U Sound SYLP 6000, 74 8442 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WACKIES 2740, Wackies-2740 Lee Perry - Satan Kicked The Bucket album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* Satan Kicked The Bucket (Album) Wackie's, Wackie's WACKIES 2740, Wackies-2740 US 1988 Sell This Version
ARILP 055, ARI LP 055 Lee Perry - Mystic Warrior In Dub album art Lee Scratch Perry* With Mad Professor Lee Scratch Perry* With Mad Professor - Mystic Warrior In Dub (Album) Ariwa, Ariwa ARILP 055, ARI LP 055 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ARILP054 Lee Perry - Mystic Warrior album art Lee Scratch Perry* / Mad Professor Lee Scratch Perry* / Mad Professor - Mystic Warrior (Album) Ariwa ARILP054 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RRTG 7773 Lee Perry - Message From Yard album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* Message From Yard (Album) Rohit Records RRTG 7773 US 1989 Sell This Version
ANGLP 0012 Lee Perry - Lee Perry And King Tubby In Dub Confrontation 60's & 70's album art Lee Perry And King Tubby Lee Perry And King Tubby - Lee Perry And King Tubby In Dub Confrontation 60's & 70's (Album) Angella Records ANGLP 0012 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LACD-7 Lee Perry - Blood Vapour album art Lee 'Scratch' Perry* Blood Vapour (Album) L.A. Records LACD-7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DANCD066 Lee Perry - In Satan's Dub album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* Meets Bullwackie Lee "Scratch" Perry* Meets Bullwackie - In Satan's Dub (Album) ROIR DANCD066 France 1990 Sell This Version
106982 Lee Perry - Spiritual Healing album art Lee Scratch Perry* Spiritual Healing (Album) Sound Service 106982 France 1990 Sell This Version
210 694, 210694 Lee Perry - From The Secret Laboratory album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* From The Secret Laboratory (Album) Mango, Mango 210 694, 210694 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
TASA 7002 Lee Perry - The Dub Messenger album art Lee "Skratch" Perry* The Dub Messenger (Album) Tassa Records TASA 7002 US 1990 Sell This Version
LG2 - 1013 Lee Perry - Black Ark In Dub album art Lee Perry Black Ark In Dub (Album) Esoldun, Lagoon LG2 - 1013 France 1991 Sell This Version
TSLP 001 Lee Perry - From The Heart Of The Congo album art Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo With Lee "Scratch" Perry* Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo With Lee "Scratch" Perry* - From The Heart Of The Congo (Album) Jolie Zaire TSLP 001 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
Zensor ZS 110, NET 18 Lee Perry - Lord God Muzick album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* Lord God Muzick (Album) Zensor, The Network Zensor ZS 110, NET 18 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CD HB 76 Lee Perry - Soundzs From The Hot Line album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* Soundzs From The Hot Line (Album) Heartbeat Records (2) CD HB 76 US 1992 Sell This Version
HEARTBEAT C HB 59, HB 59 Lee Perry - The Upsetter And The Beat album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* The Upsetter And The Beat (Album) Heartbeat Records (2) HEARTBEAT C HB 59, HB 59 Canada 1992 Sell This Version

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tangee

tangee

June 17, 2018
My Comment Reflects Others Here, Hear A Good Piece Of Dub, Reggae Or Roots And You'll Normally See Lee Perry's Name Somewhere.
roootsnatty

roootsnatty

March 6, 2017
One of the biggest all Time all Music , a true genius!!!!!
sevenstar08

sevenstar08

November 7, 2014
nice story ....yes upsetter is a genuis and a wonderchild...still performing and around. impossible person.

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Bradx

Bradx

January 26, 2014
I met Lee Perry one day. He was playing in town that same night and he walked past the record shop where I worked, the afternoon before the show. We had a poster in the window for his gig and he stopped to look at it. Wasting no time I ran over to him and asked him for an autograph. I should've got the poster signed but wasn't thinking that quickly. Just amazed to see him in his all-black garb with mirrors and broken cds all over. I gave him a pen to sign his name and without a word he put it in his bag. Uh ok. Then he got a big marker pen out of his bag and wrote 'Enjoy Life - Lee Perry" in clear bold letters. I thanked him, called him a genius, and he walked off up the street. Pretty soon he walked back the other way, stopped in the shop doorway and gave me a big smile. What a guy. All this without a word too ha ha! He doesn't sign many autographs so I've heard. I was pleased to get this. I think he did it because we had his poster in the window. One good turn etc.......
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

November 25, 2013
Always had an affinity for The Upsetter. He's a personal hero.
Then I discovered that Lee Perry and I share the same birthday.
Not at all surprising.

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