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20 October 2015

Clarks in Jamaica out now!


CLARKS IN JAMAICA

Various Artists


Available on CD, Vinyl & Digital Download
Global Release Date: 16 October 2015
CD Catalog # VP70342 / Vinyl Catalog # VPGS70341



“From ever since, Clarks is a number one shoe inna Jamaica. Not just now, I’m talking from the Fifties come right up… Clarks stand the test of time inna Jamaica. All the other shoes come and bow right down at Clarks’ foot.”

- Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee

"Hold up your foot and show your Clarks booty, show crowd of people that you're trash and ready"


- Little John





Showcasing classics from the golden age of dancehall music that celebrate Jamaica's love affair with the iconic English footwear brand.
Greensleeves, in conjunction with One Love Books, is proud to present ‘Clarks in Jamaica’ the album tie-in with Al Fingers’ critically acclaimed book of the same name which chronicles the celebrated status of Clarks shoes in Jamaica.
Al, who compiled the CD and recently gave a talk on the subject at the V&A says, “Growing up in England I've always been fascinated by the Jamaican love of Clarks shoes and the way the brand is referenced within reggae and dancehall music.  Vybz Kartel’s tune ‘Clarks’ brought the phenomenon to many people’s attention in 2010, but the relationship goes back a lot longer, and I wanted to bring attention to that, highlighting the work of artists such as Dillinger and Little John who sang about Clarks many years before.”



You can buy "Clarks in Jamaica" now via iTunes


Clarks Originals Desert Trek
(AKA the “Jamaica Trek”)

Photo courtesy C&J Clark




















Clarks In Jamaica - Various Artists Track Listing

CD

1. Little John – Clarks Booty
2. Richie Davis – Lean Boot

3. Trinity – Clarks Booty Skank

4. Dillinger – CB 200
5. Laurel & Hardy – Dangerous Shoes
6. Ranking Joe – Clarks Booty Style
7. Supercat – Trash And Ready
8. Little John – Brandy
9. Scorcher – Put On Me Clarks
10. Early B – Pedestrian
11. Culture – She Want Money
12. Robert Ffrench – Rebel Girl
13. Josey Wales – Love I Want
14. Papa Dimes – Thru Me
15. Little John – Joycie Gone
16. Billy Boyo – Going Back To School
17. Eek-A-Mouse – Wa-Do-Dem
18. Little Harry – Leggo Mi Queen
19. Papa Michigan & General Smiley – The Ghetto Man
20. Nicodemus – Tubby’s Daddy
21.  Michael Palmer – No More Lean Boot


Vinyl - Side 1

1. Little John – Clarks Booty
2. Richie Davis – Lean Boot
3. Trinity – Clarks Booty Skank
4. Dillinger - CB 200
5. Laurel & Hardy – Dangerous Shoes
6. Ranking Joe – Clarks Booty Style
               

Vinyl - Side 2

1. Supercat – Trash And Ready
2. Little John – Brandy
3. Scorcher – Put On Me Clarks
4. Early B – Pedestrian
5. Culture – She Want Money
6. Robert Ffrench – Rebel Girl



Hear Major Stitch (AKA Jah Stitch) 
tell the story of Clarks Desert Boot 

from a Jamaican perspective.










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