Bunny Striker Lee was a valuable part of Jamaican music and since his passing, on Tuesday, the industry has been saddened.
Lee helped to introduce the style of having more than one artiste sing on an instrumental, which played a big part in the Jamaican music culture from the ’70s until this day.
Initially, he plugged records for Duke Reid and Leslie Kong before he started his production label.
After getting his first hit song in 1967 with Roy Shirley he went on to own his label and producing artists such as Pat Kelly, The sensations, Derrick Morgan, Slim Smith, John Holt, Eric Donaldson, and Max Romeo to end the decade.
The top-notch producer played an important role in most of the hit songs in the ’60s and ’70s and is known to have tapped into the UK music market largely at that time.
Striker Lee also produced Beenie Man’s first album when the Deejay was only 10 years old.
The Jamaican government in the year 2013 ensured they took courtesy in recognizing the immaculate contributions of Bunny Lee in the music by honoring him with the title of the order of distinction.
According to doctors, the elder musician passed away from respiratory failure. Bunny Striker Lee was 79 years old.
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