I AM THE GORGON
Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee & THE ROOTS OF REGGAE
I AM THE GORGON tells the larger than life tale of legendary record producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee, charting his rise from car mechanic and record plugger to reggae’s most successful producer in the 1970s. His journey involves politics, arguments, gangs and guns, as Jamaican music moves from ska to rocksteady, from dub to dancehall, from the backstreets of Kingston to the concert halls of the world.
Directed by musician and filmmaker Diggory Kenrick and narrated by legendary deejay Dennis Alcapone, this acclaimed documentary features an amazing roll call of Jamaican artists, including Singers: John Holt, Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Ken Boothe, Linval Thompson, Derrick Morgan, Max Romeo, Errol Dunkley, Stranger Cole, BB Seaton, Roy Shirley, Jimmy Riley, Winston Francis, The Blackstones, The Twinkle Brothers. Deejays: Tappa Zukie, U Roy, Dennis Alcapone, Dillinger, Trinity, Dr Alimantado, Jah Stitch, Prince Jazzbo. Musicians: Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis. Producers: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, King Jammy, Scientist, Niney The Observer, and many more.
Another string to Daddy J’s bow is painting portraits of Reggae artists under the name of Bunny King, to date, he has produced over 200 images of the genre greats. Bunny King has exhibited from Jamaica to Scotland. With a Artist Residency in Scarborough,he is busy daily painting Reggae & Rastafarian artwork. Check out his Instagram page. @aerosolik
Future planned exhibitions with Big Youth & I Kong, in Jamaica. A Rastafarian exhibition at Fairfield House in Bath, where Haile Selassie I,was in exile from 1936 to 1942 because of Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia.Also ongoing artwork for Reggae Britannia & Tuff Gong International in 2017.