Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lee Scratch Perry and Guiness

I am a Guinness fan from way back as well as Lee Scratch Perry. Apparently Lee Scratch Perry did a couple commercials for Guinness. This is a compilation of those commercials and crazy outtakes. How I would have loved to have been on this team.

I am here with my brain in my suitcase.

For those not familiar with Lee Scratch Perry. He was the first to scratch on a record. He was also the first to produce Bob Marley among many others. When Chris Blackwell went to Jamaica and signed Marley along with several others Perry was obviously not happy. After Marley died Perry wrote a song called Judgement Ina Babylon calling Chris Blackwell a vampire and perhaps he was correct.

Chris Blackwell is a vampire.

Into his 70's ;) Repentance is an amazing cd. Not my favorite song off the cd but the only one with a video. Perry seems to be having fun.

1 comment:

  1. HIS BOOK IS A MUST!!! It not only features Lee Scratch Perry but Augustus Pablo and Junior Delgado.

    A book of photographs by Pogus Caesar celebrating Britain's iconic black musicians is to be published next month.

    The book features evocative, nostalgic and largely unpublished images of musical legends like Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.

    “These images record a unique period in what would come to be called black British life,” remarks author and historian Paul Gilroy.

    “Pogus Caesar’s emphatically analog art is rough and full of insight. He conveys the transition between generations, mentalities and economies.”

    Legendary reggae artists figures prominently, and appropriately, in the Caesar image canon - Burning Spear, The Wailers, Augustus Pablo, Rita Marley, Mighty Diamonds, Black Uhuru, Sly Dunbar, Steel Pulse etc. The photographer cites reggae itself is a significant influence, reflecting his own St Kitts background in the Eastern Caribbean.

    The launch of Muzika Kinda Sweet follows an exhibition of the work at the Oom Gallery in Birmingham earlier this year.



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