Bunny Lee Story - Black Ark - Bunny Lee Story - Black Ark

Bunny Lee Story - Black Ark

Bunny Lee Story - Black Ark

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Bunny Lee Story - Black Ark - Bunny Lee Story - Black Ark

Features Lee Perry, Bob Marley, Marsha, Black Ark Studio, The Mighty Diamonds, Nat King Cole, Wayne Smith, Prince Jammy, Delroy Wilson, Lettis Mento Band, Jackie Edwards, Byron Lee, Johnny Clarke, Prince Jazzbo, Bunny Lee, Junior Reed, Tommy McCook, Skully, Count Ossie Band, Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, At the Controls - Mikey Dread


"A close look at a family business – Kingston, Ja, style"

"At last, the real low-down on raggae’s high art"

One great producer and his ‘family’ of artists demonstrate how it’s done. Prince Jammy, Wayne Smith, Junior Reed and the fabulous backbone of the Bunny Lee stable – Jackie Edwards, Delroy Wilson, Johnny Clarke and Prince Jazzbo.

Part 4 - BLACK ARK

“Reggae music is a gift from Jah to the Jamaican people”

“Reggae music is a genetic inheritance”

“Lee Scratch Perry gives fantastic value for money”

A celebration of the influence of Rastafari on reggae, including the rarest of footage of His Majesty Haile Selassie. Nyabinghi drumming (Count Ossie, Tommy McCook and Skully), The Mighty Diamonds and Bob Marley are featured. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry spends days at his home and in the studio brilliantly describing black power.

The ultimate word on the history of reggae, this six part series, shot on film by an Oscar nominated cameraman, was produced in the early 1980s, just after the premature death of Bob Marley. It was a time to look back and to look forward. The films feature some amazing archive, much of it never seen before, of how Jamaican music developed before it became famous world-wide. Film-maker Howard Johnson interviewed the important figures who had influenced the course of the music. Along with musical performance there are interviews with cultural historians, folklorists and musicologists, along with those who created the music and those involved in the early days of Mento, Ska, Rock Steady and the sound systems. Also toasters, record producers and many great Reggae artists of the day.

Duration: 100
Type: Colour
Cert: E


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