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 1960s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodds Studio One in Kingston, through his production of the seminal Wailers classics African Herbsman and Soul Revolution, Perrys innovative style marks him as one of reggaes original treasures. His on the edge creative genius remains evident in his own solo albums of the 1970s through his steady stream of mind-boggling releases of the 1980s.
One of reggaes 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 Perrys 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 1970s, 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 to Terence Trent Arby. During this time, Perry took up residence in the Swiss Alps (The mountains give me the fresh Swiss air to replenish my structure so I can soon join the immortal race). Proof positive that talent on this scale will win out no matter what, since the madman has come down from the mountain, the World Music market has been gifted with more Lee Perry Product.