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.


locohama said...

Hey John,

Yopu wouldn't happen to have a list of Lui Lepki's songs do you? He was my favorite artist from that time period but like you said, most of his work were singles and his name is spelled so many different ways, impossible to find them all. One in particular I'm looking for begins, "The plane land...the place where it come from..."
Also, Johnny Ringo dis a version of "requested to Jah" that is so difficult to find. smh

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.


John AKA Reggaexx said...

Hey there - thanks for writing! I will put together a listing of all the Lui Lepki in my collection and post it here, it is in no way a complete discography but hopefully it will help you out! As for the lyrics you mention I'm going to need to do some research they don't ring a bell right off the top of my head.