Win a copy of Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s “Who Wants Some?” vinyl LP courtesy of VP Records. Enter below.
Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee aka ‘The Gorgon’ is heralded as one of the great Jamaican music producers of all time and a true titan of his industry, earning the title ‘The Hitmaker From Jamaica.’ He is credited with helping define the early Reggae sound through his innovations, notably the introduction of the organ shuffle. This fresh sound enthralled young working-class British audiences in the late 60s to such an extent that a new sub-culture was born.
Expertly compiled by Greensleeves Records’ Chris O’Brien and with extensive sleeve notes from Musical historian Noel Hawks, Who Wants Some chronicles the rise of this early Reggae sound and how it came to dominate the underground nightclubs of London’s West End in the late 1960s and how it began to break into the mainstream pop charts.
As an astute businessman, Lee began to cater to this new British audience, and along with a number of the island’s top producers proceeded to flood the streets with a wealth of scorching Reggae instrumentals, sugar-sweet vocal shots and raucous DJ cuts.
Who Wants Some, documents a pivotal, but often misconstrued, British movement and the music that ignited the fire for countless working-class people of the era.
Who Wants Some marks the beginning of a new series of reissues from Bunny Lee’s massive and influential catalog, to be distributed by VP Music Group. Prior Gorgon releases issued through VP include the Johnny Clarke collection Creation Rebel and Cornel Campbell’s I Man A The Stall-A-Watt, issued on VP’s 17 North Parade imprint. Gorgon Music releases scheduled for the coming year will include a series highlighting Lee’s work with Horace Andy, Delroy Wilson, two key King Tubby albums, and lesser-known but nonetheless crucial work from reggae’s digital era.
Contest ends Friday January 27th @ 11:59 pm PT.
Winner will be notified via email from [email protected]. VP Records will ship to addresses across the globe. Winner may be responsible for import duties in your country if applicable.Vinyl Giveaway: Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s “Who Wants Some?”