Little John – Clarks Booty [1985]

Little John Clarks Booty

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”.

Track List:
I Am A Lover
Dance Hall Vibes
Give Me A Chance
Follow Me
Give Me No Bun
Rip And Run Off
Love Don’t Come Easy
In The Ghetto
Hook On The Crock
Clarks Booty
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.

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