Saturday, 26 March 2016

Saturday Scratch #54 - Jimmy Riley

Saturday Scratch, an occasional series that shines a light on a selection with a Lee 'Scratch' Perry connection. 


And so we bid farewell to Jimmy Riley at 61, yet another musical great lost to cancer. His career was a long one, stretching back to the mid-1960s, during which time he worked with many legendary names in Jamaican music, including Bunny Lee, Sly & Robbie, Duke Reid and a brief stint with Lee Perry. Here are a couple of tunes produced by Scratch, who also duets with Jimmy on 'Yagga Yagga'. Rest easy Mr Riley.


4 comments:

charity chic said...

Sad news Swede - his name didn't originally ring a bell but from the tributes I've read including yours it seems I am familiar with some of his work.Another sad loss

TheRobster said...

Sad indeed. But the silver lining is it seems to have inspired you to start what I'm sure will prove to be a hugely entertining series. And what a huge batch of tunes to choose from too!

Brian said...

Rest in peace, Jimmy.

Singing Bear said...

Sad news, fine tunes. RIP, Jimmy.

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