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Brian Coney
24 January 2024, 13:02

Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder features on posthumous Lee “Scratch” Perry single, ‘Green Banana’: Listen

It's taken from the late dub and reggae icon's posthumous LP, 'King Perry'

A composite image of Lee “Scratch” Perry and Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder features on a posthumous single by the late dub and reggae innovator Lee "Scratch" Perry, ‘Green Banana’. Listen to it below.

The track is taken from the forthcoming posthumous album, 'King Perry', which is set for release via Tricky's False Idols label. The single also comes paired with a remix by Bristol duo Dubkasm.

Announced late last year, 'King Perry' marks the final studio album that Perry wrote, produced, and recorded alongside Grammy-nominated engineer and producer Daniel Boyle. As well as the Happy Mondays frontman and Tricky, who co-produced four of its tracks, the album also features artists including GreenTea Peng.

Released on 2nd February, 'King Perry' comes a decade after Boyle first teamed up with Perry on the Grammy-nominated 2014 album 'Back On The Controls'. Marking the start of a decade-long association between the pair, it was released on the revived Upsetter label.

Boyle said he worked with Perry on the new record up until just a few days before Perry's death at the age of 85 in August 2021. Among those who paid tribute to the pioneer was Jamaica’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, who called him "unforgettable" and praised his "sterling contribution" to music.

Revisit DJ Mag's 2022 piece on the life of Lee "Scratch" Perry through the lens of photographer Dennis Morris here.