Lee Perry

Real Name:
Rainford Hugh Perry
Profile:
Best known by his nickname Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

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 "Scratch" 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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