Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Day 179 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Lee Van Cleef - Bubble Reggae Music

Keeping with the deejays... up next is Devon Perkins AKA Lee Van Cleef, obviously taking his name from the western actor actor of the same name, was one of a host of early 80s that made the rounds with countless sound systems during the early dancehall era.  Unfortunately little has been written about Van Cleef and aside from a stack of singles and the two albums; Reggae Sunsplash on the Revolutionary Sounds label which he recorded for Donovan Germain and Rock It To Me Twice for Scientist, I can't find any additional biographical info.  Sadly, like Lui Lepki, he was shot and killed in Brooklyn New York in 1987.  Today's track "Bubble Reggae Music" is taken from a 7" produced by Paul Campbell and Barry Clarke and released on the Afro Eagle label and it's a nice one! 
 

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