Lee Perry

Real Name:
Rainford Hugh Perry
Profile:
Lee Perry, or commonly known by his nickname Lee 'Scratch' Perry (born 20 or 28 March 1936, Kendal, Jamaica - died 29 August 2021, Lucea, Jamaica) was a Jamaican record producer and singer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style. Originally called "Little" Perry, in reference to his height of 5'6" (1.68m), he was a major founder of reggae and dub genres. Perhaps most famous for fronting Lee Perry & The Upsetters he started out working with ska and cut his first record in 1959. He went on to work 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 Amalgamated 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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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
A23U-93 Lee Perry - Message From Yard album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* Message From Yard (Album) Rohit Records A23U-93 Japan 1988 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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DarioSmagata

DarioSmagata

September 2, 2021
Check out which label(s) all of his early singles are on. Lee Perry was a reggae legend, but Coxsone Dodd laid the foundation that he built on. There'd be no Upsetter without the Scorcher!
attila.novak.87

attila.novak.87

September 1, 2021
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What can you say? Lived as a legend, and left a huge huge amount of quality transcendental music behind for us. He is one of the couple of people who really influenced me to become an audio engineer myself, and I've been listening to him every day for the last 20 years. I'd call dub the granddaddy of pretty much all new musical genres coming after it, hip-hop, jungle, dnb, techno, house and so on, and those obviously became the basics of today's pop music. Most people don't even know the huge influence of dub on how we mix music today, how we utilize effects, how we approach production etc.

Lee "Scratch" Perry was a genius, "Mad Man Dubwise", rest in peace
cameronkoehler001

cameronkoehler001

August 30, 2021
One if not the greatest dub reggae musicians God has ever given us. Fly high Perry! Zion blood!
shpaas

shpaas

August 30, 2021
so sad to hear of his passing... what a legend!
hobara

hobara

August 29, 2021
one of the greatests of music has ever seen.

thank you for everyhing l$p!
cosmicrich

cosmicrich

August 29, 2021
RIP Lee Perry. Legend. I made the effort to get to one of his gigs just before the pandemic. It was a problematic gig starting 3 hours late, and I managed to stay for just 4 songs but glad I made the effort. This man is one of the reasons I own a mixing desk.
A.irport

A.irport

August 29, 2021
Lee "Scratch" Perry Rest in Peace Master JAH BLESS!
Mad-Meex

Mad-Meex

August 29, 2021
RIP musical genius, thank you for your Music! Can't stop listening to Fisherman (The Congos) and Super Ape, Music from another world...
Znzo

Znzo

August 29, 2021
Rest in Peace, Lee Scratch Perry.
Thank you for your art
rjinblack1977

rjinblack1977

August 29, 2021
Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20/28 March 1936 – 29 August 2021) R.I.P. :'(

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