The Upsetter At The Grass Roots Of Dub and a picture disc single for Little John's Clarks Booty (dye cut in the shape of a Clarks desert boot).
These vinyl collectables are set to release for Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20, 2013 issued under the VP Records vintage imprint 17 North Parade and the historic Greensleeves label.
LITTLE JOHN'S CLARKS BOOTY (Custom Shaped 10” Disc of Clarks Original Desert Boot Shoe) Clarks Originals is an official partner of Record Store Day this year. Since the iconic British footwear brand has been a staple in Jamaican fashion for over 30 years, Greensleeves Records will pay homage with a special limited edition vinyl pressing, entitled Clarks Booty. In recent years, dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel catapulted the shoe's demand to new heights with his 2010 international hit "Clarks," and the critically acclaimed coffee-table book Clarks in Jamaica by Al Fingers followed in 2012.
To expand on Jamaica's long standing love affair with the brand, Greensleeves created a Clarks Desert Boot shaped disc featuring two certified classics from the 1980s dedicated to the island's shoe of choice. Side A unveils Little John's 1985 anthem "Clarks Booty" recorded over the popular Father Jungle Rock rhythm by legendary producer King Jammy, while Side B features Scorcher's "Put On Me Clarks" produced by Junjo Lawes and mixed by Roots Radics. Just like Clarks, these timeless tunes will never go out of style.
Side A Little John – Clarks Booty
Side B Scorcher – Put On Me Clarks
For the very first time on vinyl, 17 North Parade carefully selects 10 of Barrington's most sought after sound system favorites off his full length 40-track album Reggae Anthology: Sweet Reggae Music (1979-84), which was released digitally and on compact disc this past December. Filled with certified classics from beginning to end, this LP covers the early years of Barrington Levy's astonishing career in chronological order.
This timeless musical selection gives an in-depth look of the living legend's journey throughout this crucial period when he was proclaimed the "undisputed lord of dancehall" and earned the Best Vocalist Award at the 1984 UK Reggae Awards.
Side A Whom Shall I Be Afraid Of
Mary Long Tongue
21 Girl Salute Hammer
Side B Praise His Name
The Winner Pon Your Toe
Mini Bus Here I Come