David Katz

People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry

£16.99
  • David Katz - People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry
2nd December 2021 / Book / White Rabbit
     

David Katz

People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry

£16.99

Released: 2nd December 2021
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Arguably the most influential force in Jamaican music, Lee Perry brought Bob Marley to international stardom and has since collaborated with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, The Clash and The Beastie Boys. The book delves behind the myth of Perry to give a fuller examination of his life and work through extensive interviews with family members, fellow artists, friends, lovers, enemies, as well as the man himself to present a complex portrait of a unique soul driven by unseen spiritual forces. This revised and expanded edition has been thoroughly updated and completely overhauled to render a more nuanced, accurate and accessible read, with new information on Perry's later years, including his Grammy Award, cessation of herb smoking and final passing, as well as previously unpublished information about his early life, his unique relationship with Marley, and his fabled Black Ark studio.

DAVID KATZ has written about the sounds and culture of Jamaica since 1984. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Newsweek, Mojo, Uncut, Wax Poetics and the Wire, as well as various music books. He has also produced documentaries for PRX and contributed to documentaries and feature films. Originally from San Francisco, he currently lives in London.

Format /Book
Released /2nd December 2021
Catalogue / 9781474622530
Barcode / 9781474622530
Artist / David Katz
Label /White Rabbit
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