The Sound of Studio One can be identified by the great singers that it cultivated along the many great songs that these singers released. But as studio 1’s dominance was slowly pulled away by the up and coming new breed of producers many of the artists would inevitably end up working for these new camps and so the songs and singers found a new audience. The reggae sound of the Studio 1 would make a great combination and the man to pull this was together Bunny Lee.
The 1960’s in Jamaica was run by two main factions, Coxsonne’s Studio 1 and Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle.
These two leading protagonists saw what some of the other great Sound System men like ‘ Tom The Great Sebastian’ had not taken onboard, that when the tunes they imported began to dry up from the USA, their future lied in producing music. Tunes that suited the musical styles that the people of Jamaica still enjoyed. By the late 1960’s thse supremacy was being challenged by the up and coming new producers on the scene, Lee Perry being one, and the other being ‘Ghost of the Studios’ himself, Bunny Lee. Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee may have inherited the moniker ‘Striker’ from his liking of a particular TV show called ‘The Hitch-Hiker’, but it would soon stand also for the considerable hits he would obtain as he was declared producer of the year in Jamaica in 1969, 1970,1971 and 1972.
For this release, we have compiled many of the great Studio hits that Bunny Lee recorded with the singers that had originally cut at the famed Studio 1. Bunny Lee’s sprinkling of magic over some classic tunes….the sound of Studio 1 backed up this time Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s set of star musicians The Aggravators. Proving you can’t keep a good tune down, or a great producer pushing forward…..Bunny Lee strikes back…. Hope you enjoy the set…..
Track 1 Party Time- Dennis Brown
Track 2 Fancy Make Up- John Holt
Track 3 Can I change your mind- Alton Ellis
Track 4 Mean Girl- Jackie Edwards
Track 5 Once Upon a Time- Delroy Wilson
Track 6 Moving Away- Ken Boothe
Track 7 Dancing Mood- Delroy Wilson
Track 8 The Love of a Woman- Horace Andy
Track 9 Man Next Door (Got to Get Away) Track 10 Those Guys- Pat Kelly
Track 11 I’m Still Waiting- Jackie Edwards
Track 12 Why Birds Follow Spring- Cornell Campbell and The Eternals
Track 13 Soul and Inspiration- Johnny Clarke
Track 14 Riding For a Fall- Delroy Wilson
Kingston Sounds KSLP068