Legendary reggae producer Bunny Lee has died aged 79

Bunny Lee Death | Obituary | Bunny Lee Dead | Died | Funeral Plans – We heard about the great loss, that Bunny Lee is no more and has reportedly passed away. We are made to known about his death on October 07, 2020.
Deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of BUNNY STRIKER LEE
#Reggae has lost another one it’s most legendary producers and personalities
May his soul be blessed and rest in peace,

Bunny Lee, born on August 23, 1941, grew up in the Greenwich Farm area of Kingston, where his father was a shoemaker. Lee began his career working as a record plugger for Duke Reid‘s Treasure Isle label in 1962, later performing the same duties for Leslie Kong. He then moved on to work with Ken Lack, initially in an administrative role, before taking on engineering duties.

Lee then moved into producing (i.e. financing) records himself, his first hit record coming with Roy Shirley‘s “Music Field” on WIRL in 1967.

Lee then set up his own Lee’s label, the first release being Lloyd Jackson’s “Listen to the Beat”. He produced further hits during 1967–68 by Lester Sterling and Stranger Cole, Derrick Morgan, Slim Smith and The Uniques (“My Conversation”), Pat Kelly, and The Sensations, establishing him as one of Jamaica’s top producers. Between 1969 and 1972 he produced classic hits including Slim Smith’s “Everybody Needs Love”, Max Romeo‘s “Wet Dream”, Delroy Wilson‘s “Better Must Come”, Eric Donaldson‘s “Cherry Oh Baby”, and John Holt‘s “Stick By Me”.

We mourn with the family of Edward “Bunny” Lee for this great loss. Please received our heartfelt condolences.

Lee was a pioneer of the United Kingdom reggae market, licensing his productions to the Palmer Brothers (Pama) and Trojan Records in the early 1970s.

The mid-1970s saw Lee work with his most successful singer, Johnny Clarke, as well as Owen Gray and Cornell Campbell, and along with Lee “Scratch” Perry, he broke the dominance of Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid. This era also saw the emergence of the “flying cymbal” sound on Lee’s productions, developed by drummer Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis, with Lee’s session band, The Aggrovators.

Lee was instrumental in producing early dub music, working with his friend and dub pioneer King Tubby in the early 1970s. Lee and Tubby were experimenting with new production techniques which Lee described as “implements of sound.” Working with equipment that today would be considered primitive and limiting, they produced tracks that consisted of mostly the rhythm parts mixed with distorted or altered versions of a song,

For every start of a journey, there must be an end. His journey has sadly come to an end on earth.

Tributes to Edward “Bunny” Lee
Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of the deceased was made known.

Edward “Bunny” Lee Cause of Death
After battling kidney problems for the past few months, legendary record producer Edward “Bunny” Lee, dies today at age 79.

Edward “Bunny” Lee Obituary | Funeral Arrangement | GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements. We also not aware if any GoFundMe was created by the family or friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

It is with incredible sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that our friend and colleague has passed away. Celebrate his life, leave a kind word for him. Friends, Family and Loved ones has poured out their grieve and condolence to honor the passing away of the deceased.

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