KSLP068
The Sound of Studio One can be identified by the great singers that it
cultivated alongside 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 inevitable
end up working for these new camps and so the songs and singers
found a new audience. The reggae sound of the early 1970’s alongside
the timeless sound of Studio 1 would make a great combination and
the man to pull this together was 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 on board, that when the tunes that 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
this supremacy was being challenged by the up and coming new producers
on the scene, Lee Perry being one and the other being the “Ghost of the
Studio’s’’ 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 1 hits that
Bunny Lee recorded with the singers that had originally cut at the famed
Studio 1. Bunny Lee sprinkling a little magic over some classic tunes…
the sound of Studio 1 backed up this time with Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s set
of star musicians The Aggrovators. Proving you can’t keep a good tune
down or a great producer pushing forward….

Bunny Lee strikes back…..



CD Track Listing

1 Party Time – Dennis Brown
2 Fancy Make Up – John Holt
3 Can I Change Your Mind – Alton Ellis
4 Mean Girl – Jackie Edwards
5 Once Upon A Time – Delroy Wilson
6 Moving Away – Ken Boothe
7 Dancing Mood – Delroy Wilson
8 The Love of A Woman – Horace Andy
9 Man Next Door (Got To Get Away) – John Holt
10 Those Guys – Pat Kelly
11 I’m Still Waiting – Jackie Edwards
12 Why Birds Follow Spring – Cornell Campbell & The Eternals
13 Soul and Inspiration – Johnny Clarke
14 Riding For A Fall – Delroy Wilson
15 Rainy Night In Georgia – Lord Tannomo*
16 Queen of the Minstrels – Cornell Campbell & The Eternals*
17 Melody Life – Hortense Ellis*
18 Why Did You Leave Me – Cornell Cambell*
*CD Bonus Tracks

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 Party Time – Dennis Brown
2 Fancy Make Up – John Holt
3 Can I Change Your Mind – Alton Ellis
4 Mean Girl – Jackie Edwards
5 Once Upon A Time – Delroy Wilson
6 Moving Away – Ken Boothe
7 Dancing Mood – Delroy Wilson

Side 2

1 The Love of A Woman – Horace Andy
2 Man Next Door (Got To Get Away) – John Holt
3 Those Guys – Pat Kelly
4 I’m Still Waiting – Jackie Edwards
5 Why Birds Follow Spring – Cornell Campbell & The Eternals
6 Soul and Inspiration – Johnny Clarke
7 Riding For A Fall – Delroy Wilson

Musicians Include:
Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis, Carlton Barrett & Sly Dunbar: Drums
Robbie Shakespeare: Bass
Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith: Lead Guitar
Willie Lingo: Rhythm Guitar
Winston Wright: Organ
Jackie Mittoo: Piano
Tommy McCook: Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Ellis: Trumpet
Deadley ‘Headley’ Bennett & Vin Gordon: Trombone

Recorded at: Randy’s Studio 17, Harry J’s, Channel 1 ans King Tubby’s Studio
Mixed at: King Tubby’s Studio
Produced By: Bunny Lee
Design by: Gary@Voodoo London
Photography: Courtesy of Bunny Lee
Manufactured Under Licence from: E.Lee