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Learning From Scratch 

The history of reggae, dub, soul, and "meggae," as told by Lee "Scratch" Perry

Wednesday, Nov 19 1997

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In the meantime, Perry is looking forward to his return to San Francisco where last year's rare show at the Maritime Hall left a decidedly positive impression on him. "I am the real Peter Pan, and they are all my jungle fans," he says of that crowd. "So I know the plans and I give them my song, and my song is heard from the east to the west, from the north to the south, from the North Pole to the South Pole. As Father Christmas I come with their presents and say 'You are on my side, welcome to heaven!' "

What on earth is Perry talking about? Even he might not know -- but he knows who he is. "It is I," he exclaims, "in the name of one love, Jah Rastafari -- his one and only son, Lee 'Scratch' Perry: the upsetting, blazing ball of fire.

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