Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Genius of Jamaican music

One of the most important artists in modern music, Lee 'Scratch' Perry rose through the ranks of Jamaica's soundsystems to become a respected producer in his own right. Using the royalties from Susan Cadogan's smash hit 'Hurts So Good' Perry built his own studio, the Black Ark. His own sonic laboratory, he almost single handedly invented dub whilst also pursuing a vast variety of other musical experiments. Of course, it all ended tragically - mental illness set in and Perry set fire to the Ark, destroying it. Still producing music today, Lee 'Scratch' Perry is truly a modern genius.


Lee 'Scratch' Perry


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