Edward O'Sullivan Lee OD (23 August 1941 – 6 October 2020), better known by the name Bunny "Striker" Lee, was a Jamaican record producer. Bunny Lee 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 was a pioneer of the United Kingdom reggae market, licensing his productions to the Palmer Brothers (Pama) and Trojan Records in the early 1970s.
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."
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Links to Peel
Peel played many of acts that were produced by Bunny Lee on his shows, as well material released under his own name, especially from the 'King Of Dub' album in 1980. In addition, the DJ frequently featured Lee's work with dub pioneer King Tubby and many tracks credited to Lee's session band, The Aggrovators.
- 04 September 1980: Blood, Sweat & Dunza Dub (LP – King Of Dub) Clocktower
- 06 September 1980 (BFBS): Easy Dread & Check This Dub (album - King Of Dub) Clocktower
- 20 September 1980 (BFBS): King Zion Dub (album - King Of Dub) Clocktower
- 25 September 1980: Easy Dread & Check This (LP - King Of Dub) Clocktower
- 27 September 1980 (BFBS): Fancy Up A Dub (album - King Of Dub) Clocktower
- 04 October 1980 (BFBS): Fancy Up A Dub (album - King Of Dub) Clocktower