When Vybz Kartel released ‘Clarks’, he was revisiting a well-worn (excuse the pun) trend in Jamaican Dancehall music, the tribute to the island’s favorite footwear – Clarks boots.
This is a great cover – Little John is looking as happy as it gets, perhaps he’s just bought himself brand new Clarks Bootys. And if he has, I hope they are white and furry to match the hat.
Originally released in 1985 on the ‘Live and Love’ record label and produced by Prince Jammy, this album was a collection of the biggest dancehall rhythms at the time with Little John doing his thing over the top of them.
Little John’s album is pure dancehall in it’s subject material:
“Hol’ up yuh foot and show your Clark’s Booty, Show crowd a people that yuh trash and ready”.
I Am A Lover
Dance Hall Vibes
Give Me A Chance
Give Me No Bun
Rip And Run Off
Love Don’t Come Easy
In The Ghetto
Hook On The Crock
Yes Mama *
Shock Out *
Come Do It To Me *
House Land *
Dance Medley *
Clarks Booty by Little John has recently been digitised and is a great snapshot of mid-80s Dancehall and well worth picking up.
Listen to ‘Clarks Booty’ by Little John:
Listen to ‘I Am A Lover’ by Little John:
- Download Clarks Booty by Little John from Amazon.com
- Download Clarks Booty by Little John from Amazon.co.uk
- Download Clarks Booty by Little John from iTunes [UK]
- Download Clarks Booty by Little John from iTunes [US]