People Funny Boy - The Genius Of Lee 'Scratch' Perry

People Funny Boy - The Genius Of Lee 'Scratch' Perry

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Arguably the most influential force in Jamaican music, Lee Perry brought Bob Marley to international stardom and has since collaborated with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, The Clash and The Beastie Boys. This book delves behind the myth of Perry to give a fuller examination of his life and work through extensive interviews with family members, fellow artists, friends, lovers, enemies, as well as the man himself to present a complex portrait of a unique soul driven by unseen spiritual forces. This revised edition contains new information on Perry's recent years, including his Grammy Award and cessation of herb smoking. The text has been thoroughly revised, making the new edition a more factually accurate and greatly improved read. David Katz has written about the sounds and culture of Jamaica since 1984. His work has appeared in The Guardian, MOJO, Uncut and The Wire. He has annotated CDs for Several record labels and contributed to The Rough Guide to Reggae. He is also a musician, broadcaster and photographer.The start of 1978 also saw a number of strong Jamaican 45s from Perry; some of the yeara#39;s best work was be recorded with the Meditations, with whom he was hoping to issue an album. Still smarting from Dobby Dobsona#39;s handling of theanbsp;...

Title:People Funny Boy - The Genius Of Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Author:David Katz
Publisher:Omnibus Press - 2009-11-17


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