Bunny “Striker” Lee interview – Part 2 [UNCUT]

Following the wonderfully named 2103 documentary “I Am the Gorgon”, Bunny “Striker” Lee is becoming more widely recognized as one of the crucial figures in the development of Jamaican music. His encyclopaedic knowledge and forthright nature make for a fascinating interview, with frequent digressions and anecdotes only adding flavour to the mix. In part two of a wide-ranging conversation, he holds forth on, among many others: the “revolutionary” Mrs. Pottinger, Coxsone Dodd, Chris Blackwell, Black Uhuru, Sly & Robbie, Lee Perry, Count Shelly, interviewer Steve Barrow, Inner Circle, , Joe Gibbs, Edward Seaga, Irie FM, Rodigan, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, and Lester Sterling. And there’s more: Harry J’s “midas touch”, England “the headquarters” of Jamaican music, King Tubby’s 4-track dub, when Niney “ruled the roost”, Duke Reid’s guns, and the importance of Baba Brooks.

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