The Peppermint Iguana Show on Jacs Radio on 31st August was a tribute to the legend that was Lee Scratch Perry.
We regularly play a track in memory of a musician that has gone to the great gig in the sky, but when news hit us that Lee Perry had shuffled off his mortal coil, it was never in doubt that we would do a whole show dedicated to the man, the myth, the legend.
Lee Perry was the orignatior, he was there at the birth of reggae, he made Bob Marley, he was behind many of the reggae legends of the seventies, but he kept on going, working with the Clash, the Orb and The Beastie Boys, to name but a few.
As well as producing others, he released eighty albums in his own right and was still at it pretty much till he went to meet his maker as the ripe old age of eighty five, on Sunday 29th August 2021.
The Artist Formerly Known as Ginger John returned for this special one-off show. It’s not a definitive history of the man, you will find that done better elsewhere, this is our personal tribute. And it sounded like this:
- Complete control: BY THE CLASH
- Having a party: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Mr Brown: BY BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
- Music evolution: BY ALAMEGRETTA FT LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Making love in dub: BY LEE PERRY AND THE ORB
- People funny boy: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- True meaning of dub: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY AND THE MAD PROFESSOR
- Blackboard jungle dub: BY DUBBLESTANDART
- The upsetter: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Uptown babies don’t cry: BY MAX ROMEO
- Pussy galore: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- God bless Mr Lee Scratch Perry: BY ARINOVA RHYTHM COLLECTIVE
- De devil dead: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY AND THE DUB SYNDICATE
- Makumba rock: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Fisherman: BY THE CONGOES
- I am the dubsetter: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Rastafari on wall street: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Justice to the people: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Columbian collie: BY DUB THE EARTH
- Feel dread: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
- Run for cover: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
- Soldier and police war: BY JAH LION
- Curly locks: BY JUNIOR BYLES
- Dreadlocks in moonlight: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
Show first broadcast on www.jacsradio.media on 31st August 2021. Next show 8pm 7th September
*Yes, we know, Alamegretta are Italian, not Swiss. It is Dubblestandart that are from Switzerland.