Monday, April 25, 2016
Day 177 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Lui Lepki - Bank Clerk
Lui Lepki, sometimes spelled Louie, Loui, Lue, Luie, etc. is one of those artists with so many variations on the spelling of his name it makes it hard to locate his records when doing searches online. When I'm looking for a tune by Mr. Lepki (or is it Lepke or Lepkey) it takes some creativity in finding what I'm seeking. But regardless, Lui Lepki was one of those early 80s deejays who today is sadly underrated or appreciated. Aside from a multitude of singles for a multitude of producers during that time, his two albums Late Night Movie for Joe Gibbs and Willie Red for Channel One, remain in my opinion two top-notch records! But not only did Lui Lepki put some quality tracks to vinyl, he remained busy during the advent of the dancehall era by performing with a heap of soundsystems including King Gemini, Sturgav and Volcano. Sadly, Lepki died in 1987 when he was shot and killed outside of a nightclub in New York. Today's track, the 176th in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge is "Bank Clerk" which comes from the aforementioned 1982 album Willie Red.