Listen: Please Stop Your Lying / Errol Dunkley PleaseStopYourLying.mp3
This is a record from the career of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
By the late 60′s, Lee Perry’s career had taken him from his ska days as runner and studio assistant with Sir Coxsone Dodd at Studio One, and onto his own with his first self productions. In fact, I believe this is actually his first. He had become a house engineer for Joe Gibbs and when the rock steady sound became big, Gibbs made Perry the in-house producer for his new Amalgamated label. Many of those early Amalgamated rock steady gems were Perry produced, tho he was not credited.
‘Please Stop Your Lying’ is also the first single for the teen-aged Errol Dunkley who would go on to success in JA & UK thru the 70′s. This track slow-burns from the moment it starts, with great horns, and equally great low note guitar picking. There’s a perfect swing in the band’s playing for Errol to step lightly over. It commands you to the dance-floor and shows that right from the start Perry knew how to set the stage for a great performance to be captured.