Entertainment

True believer in Johnny Clarke

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior writer johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2014    

Print this page Email A Friend!


 February is Reggae Month and the Jamaica Observer continues its coverage with related stories.

REGGAE music's history from the 1970s would not be complete without the name Johnny Clarke.

Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRia) will recognise the hitmaker at its awards ceremony to be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, on Saturday.

Clarke's journey began in 1971 when he won a talent contest in the seaside community Bull Bay, St Thomas.

What would follow is a string of hits from various producers. His first major hit came in 1974 with None Shall Escape the Judgement.

However, it is Rock with Me Baby, Move out a Babylon and True Believer in Love for producer Bunny Lee that have become his anthems.

A regular on local vintage reggae music scene, Clarke tours the European circuit extensively and still brings the sound he made popular more than four decades ago to a younger audience.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Do you think the current Enquiry will bring any benefit to residents of Tivoli Gardens?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT