Culture is very rich in traditions and
expressions. One aspect of Reggae Culture,
is that in the Dance Halls, where DJ's are
toasting (Reggae Rapping), some have chosen
the same name as a movie star. Lee Van Cleef.
Charlie Chaplin. And of course, Clint
Eastwood. He is the younger brother of
well-known Roots DJ Trinity and a good
friend of Dillinger, another famous name in
the genre of Reggae DJ. Together with
General Saint he scored a world hit with
their rendering of "Stop That
Train". With these things in mind, the
title of the album is funny. Cause the Real
Clint Eastwood is a DJ that make you rock
and swing on some of the greatest music from
the 1970's! Some facts: Most tracks are
produced by Bunny Lee and all of them are
mixed by King Tubby. The music was played by
the Aggrovators (Sly And Robbie) in 1979.
Fourteen tunes, with a total playing time of
just over 52 minutes.
On this album, you'll hear very hard and
deep roots tunes. The kind of tunes that
make you turn up the volume until the place
starts to shake and thing. When the
Aggrovators play and the Godfather of DUB,
King Tubby, mixes it up for the DJ to chat
over, a lot of musical hearts start to beat
faster. Including mine. Sly and Robbie show
why they are called the rhythm twins: super
tight Drum and Bass Lines as I would say!
Clint Eastwood has his own style of
toasting. It is influenced by his elder
brother Trinity, but definitely he's got his
own. His rolling pronunciation of the
"R', Kung-Fu style of breathing (in the
style of Dillinger) and variety of subjects
make this record a very welcome addition to
your Roots and Culture collection.