Edward O' Sullivan Lee , more known under the name of Bunny Lee , or Bunny " Striker" Lee is a producer jamaïcain born on August 23rd, 1941.
Particularly active as from 1973, Bunny Lee collaborates with the genius of the dub King Tubby and produced artists like Cornell Campbell, John Holt, Slim Smith and Johnny Clarke, thus outlining the style rockers.
BiographyBunny Lee is the one of most influential producers jamaïcains. Its contribution to the reggae is not limited to it besides, because its influence can feel in all the styles of music rising from the reggae. Detector of talents, innovator, owner of studio, untiring and intransigent manager, Bunny Lee is the inventor of the flying cymbal style , inaugurated with Johnny Clarke on the title None shall escape the judgment . It thus marks the history of the music following the example other superstars such as Phil Spector, which revolutionized the rock'n'roll with the technique of the " wall off sound".
Called " Striker" for its incredible capacity to impose tubes (" to strike the hits"), Bunny " Striker" Lee is at the origin of an incalculable number of standards of the reggae. Almost all the large artists jamaïcains of the Sixties and Seventies worked for him. With some other producers such as Prince Buster, Lee Perry or King Tubby, it disputed the leadership of the music scene to large the Clement " Coxsone" Dodd, which reigned as a Master on music industry jamaïcaine with the Studio One.
The influence of Bunny Lee on the reggae roots and the Dub was also exerted via the backing-band which it had joined together for the recordings of the artists of its studio, The Aggrovators. This group, which made the beautiful hours of the Studio Chanel One, gathered the musicians emblématiques of Kingston: Aston " Familyman" Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Lloyd Parkes, Carlton Davis, Tommy McCook, Wine Gordon, Bobby Elect, Lennox Brown, Winston Writght, Bernard Harvey, Ansell Collins, Earl “Clouded” Smith, Willie Lindo, Skully “Zoot” Simms.
- Discography and photographs on Roots Files
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