Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Producer Series: The Cool Operator Bunny Lee

Breaking the formidable dominance of Coxsone and Reid, The Cool Operator Bunny Lee came on the scene and produced some massive rocksteady and soul hits from the likes of Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, Slim Smith, Errol Dunkley and Pat Kelly. He brought the crispest of sound courtesy of his house bands and the likes of King Tubby, then later Prince Jammy on the mixing decks. Lee was a genius himself but would often take Studio One and Treasure Isle hits and slyly inna Jamaican style release quick versions to the street. In the 70s Lee went on to work with Johnny Clarke, Delroy Wilson, Lee Perry, Linvil Thompson and Barry Brown producing what some class as the finest early roots music. The Man!

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Mr Chatter Box
Lester Sterling, Lloyd Harmer and Stranger Cole - Bangarang
Max Romeo - Wet Dream
Pat Kelly - How Long
Roland Alphonso - 1000 Tones Of Me
Dawn Penn - Long day short night
Errol Dunkley - King and queen
Ken Parker - How could I
Alva Lewis - In the park
Alton Ellis - I've Got Love
Winston Samuels - Don't Believe Him
Pat Kelly - How Long
Errol Dunkley - I'm going home
Derrick Morgan - Great Musical
Uniques - People Rocksteady
The Sensations - Born to love you
Slim Smith - Let me go girl
Slim Smith - Ain't 2 Proud To Beg
U-Roy - 2 Proud To Beg Version
Slim Smith & The Uniques - My Conversation
Lenox Brown - My Conversation Instrumental
Glen Adams - My Argument
Val Bennet - The Russians Are Coming
Slim Smith - Build my world around you
The Sensations - Born to Love You (Coxsone)
Dawn Penn - To Sir With Love
Alton Ellis - Loving mood
Nora Deal - Oh Mama
Glen Adams - She's So Fine
Glen Adams  - I can't help it (Duke Reid)
Lee Scratch Perry - Run For Cover
Pat Kelly - The dark end of the street
John Holt - Stick By Me
Derrick Morgan - Some Women Must Cry
Jackie Edwards - I'm Still Waiting
Dennis Alcapone - Won't Tell You Goodbye
Delroy Wilson - Cool Operator

Bunny Lee's roots productions to come!

1 comment:

  1. ah, tremendous, tremendous job. thanks x 1000.