Bunny Lee/soul Jazz Records Presents - Dreads Enter The Gates With Praise Lp

€ 33.99

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Catalog number: SJRLP435
EAN code: 5026328004358
Release date: 1-3-2019

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[GER]Soul Jazz Records presents this newcollection featuring the heavy 70s roots reggae of Bunny Lee - a living legend,one of the last of the great Jamaican record producers who helped shape anddefine reggae music in the 1970s from a small island sound into aninternationally successful musical genre.From teenage fan to young record pluggerfor Duke Reid, Sir Coxsone and other early pioneering Jamaican musicalentrepreneurs, Lee has spent his whole professional life inside the Kingstonmusic industry. In the 1970s he rose up to become one of the major recordproducers in Jamaica alongside Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and the other 'small axe'producers, who broke the dominance of the 'big tree' producers that had ruledJamaican music in the 1960s.Featuring some of the heaviest Jamaicanartists including Johnny Clarke, King Tubby, Dillinger, Prince Jazzbo, TommyMcCook, The legendary Aggrovators (featuring Sly and Robbie), The MightyDiamonds and more, the album is a rollercoaster ride of rare, deep and classic 1970sroots, dub and DJ sounds.During this era 'flying cymbals',crashing reverbs, dark echoing thunderclap gunshots and other 'implements ofsound' filled his record productions as Bunny Lee explored the outer limits ofdub with his friend King Tubby in the mix on wild versions that accompanied any45. A Bunny Lee record provides a creative and mysterious hidden guide toreggae music itself, a double-sided three-minute intangible history lessonetched in wax.Bunny Lee was one of the first Jamaicanproducers to travel to England in the late 1960s, at the beginning of thenascent British reggae music industry as record companies such as Trojan, Pamaand others began licensing Jamaican music in the UK to supply the expandingWest Indian communities living up and down England. Lee encouraged otherJamaican producers to do the same, including Lee Perry, Harry J and Niney theObserver, and also became a conduit between the British music industry andnumero...