This was released in 1978 on Live & Love Records (vinyl) and Jackpot (CD).
Clint Eastwood’s older brother was the famous reggae DJ called Trinity, and some of his stylistic influence can be heard in Eastwood’s DJ’ing style (as well as a heavy Dillinger influence). Many reggae DJs used to take their names from US movie stars, especially Westerns, and Clint Eastwood bagged one of the most famous names of all time.
Eastwood went on to find a degree of commercial success in the 1980’s when he teamed up with General Saint for a couple of DJ albums on the Greensleeves record label, but he is in a roots reggae form on this album, DJing over some heavy 1970’s roots rhythms.
The album cover shows that the 1980s are getting closer, with a terrible font and design for the album title that totally fails to match the music contained on the album (the design looks more suited to a 5-Star album cover). But top marks must go to Clint Eastwood for managing to squeeze himself into what looks like the smallest recording booth in the world.
The album was recorded and produced by Bunny Lee, and features some great tracks when Jamaican toasting was arguably at its most dominant.
- Step It A Little Harder
- Dread A What The Gal Want
- Whip Them Jah Jah
- Step It In A Zion
- Piece Of The Action
- On Your Mark
- Fist To Fist
- Ganga Smoker
- Natty Dread Is A Working Man
- Send Another Vegie
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