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Watch The Documentary ‘Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes’

Watch The Documentary 'Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes'

New Doc Tells the Truth About Jamaica’s Recording Industry

Lee “Scratch” Perry has seen it all. The notoriously eccentric reggae producer, vocalist, and visionary has created classics with artists ranging from Bob Marley & The Wailers to The Clash and The Beastie Boys. A literal living legend, he may be the only person on earth to have collaborated and quarreled with such iconic Jamaican producers as Coxsone Dodd, Joe Gibbs, and King Tubby—and outlived them all. When he burned his own Black Ark studio to the ground in 1979, people called him a madman, but Scratch just has his own way of doing things.

One rainy night in the English countryside, the British filmmaker Reshma B sat with Scratch in a spooky old mansion, interviewing the man who’s also known as The Upsetter, The Super Ape, and Pipecock Jackxon for her film Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes, which has its worldwide debut today on Quincy Jones’s Qwest.TV and Jay-Z’s Tidal. Video and Full Story After the Jump…
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Unreleased Treasures From The Randy’s Studio 17 Archives Debut On BBC Radio4

Reshma B Joined Clive Chin For a Transfer Session Of Original Master Tapes From The Randy’s Vaults

Boomshots UK Correspondent Reshma B appeared yesterday on “Front Row,” BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts show, to talk about the legacy of Randy’s Studio 17. She also premiered never-before-heard snippets of unreleased tracks from the Randy’s archives. You can listen to the broadcast here. But of course half the story has never been told. Read more »