Clarks in Jamaica – The Album

Clarks in Jamaica – The Album

Clarks in Jamaica the album, the soundtrack to the book, is out now on Greensleeves Records.

Greensleeves Records, in conjunction with One Love Books, presents Clarks in Jamaica the album, the soundtrack to the book of the same name.

The album is an amazing compilation of 21 old school dancehall and reggae tracks from 1975 to 1988.

Al “Fingers” Newman, who wrote the book and put the album together, says…”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.”

Clarks Originals
Clarks Originals

Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee

"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."

Available on CD/LP from Dub Vendor, Rough Trade, HMV and all good record shops (also available for digital download).