Rebel rouser

Rebel rouser

As a producer at Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One in the ’60s and later at his own Black Ark studio, Lee “Scratch” Perry played a critical role in developing the steady grooves of ska and roots into the addled atmospherics of dub. He soon became known as much for his intense, eccentric personality as for his innovative work behind the boards; successful collaborations with reggae’s most storied stars, including Bob Marley, led to equally acrimonious spats.

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