is a Jamaica
Jamaica is an island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length, up to in width and 10,990 square kilometres in area. It is situated in the Caribbean Sea, about south of Cuba, and west of Hispaniola, the island harbouring the nation-states Haiti and the Dominican Republic...
n reggae deejay
A deejay is a reggae or dancehall musician who sings and toasts to an instrumental riddim .Deejays are not to be confused with disc jockeys from other music genres like hip-hop, where they select and play music. Dancehall/reggae DJs who select riddims to play are called selectors...
, who recorded as a solo artist in the late 1970s and early 1980s before teaming up with UK
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...
deejay General Saint as the duo Clint Eastwood & General Saint
Clint Eastwood & General Saint were a reggae deejay duo of the early 1980s, consisting of Clint Eastwood and General Saint...
The younger brother of Trinity
Trinity aka Junior Brammer is a reggae deejay and producer, whose career began in the mid-1970s and continued into the 1990s.-Biography:Born in 1954, Brammer was educated at the Alpha Boys School...
, Brammer took the trend of adopting the names of characters from spaghetti western
Spaghetti Western, also known as Italo-Western, is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western films that emerged in the mid-1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone's unique and much copied film-making style and international box-office success, so named by American critics because most were produced and...
s as stage names a step further by recording and performing under the name of one of the genre's most successful actors, Clint Eastwood
Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American film actor, director, producer, composer and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the TV series Rawhide...
. Eastwood recorded three albums in 1978 - African Youth
and Step It In a Zion
for producer Bunny Lee
Edward O'Sullivan Lee, better known as Bunny "Striker" Lee is a prominent, prolific and successful record producer best known for his work in the 1960s and 1970s.-Biography:...
, and Death In The Arena
for Channel One
Channel One is a recording studio in Maxfield Avenue, West Kingston, Jamaica. The studio was built by the Hoo Kim brothers in 1972, and has had a profound influence on the development of reggae music....
. Further albums followed in 1979 and 1980, including Sex Education
for Greensleeves Records
Greensleeves Records & Publishing is a record label specialising in dancehall and reggae music. The company was founded by Chris Cracknell and Chris Sedgwick and started as a small record store in West Ealing, London, in November 1975 and is based in Britain....
, Eastwood one of a group of deejays who led the move from 'cultural' chants to dancehall
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably,...
chat and 'slackness
Slackness refers to vulgarity in West Indian culture, behavior and the music. It also refers to a subgenre of dancehall music with straightforward sexual lyrics performed live or recorded. Its form and pronunciation varies throughout the Caribbean....
'. 1981 saw the release of a live album recorded with Dillinger
Dillinger is a reggae artist.-Biography:As a young man growing up in Kingston, Dillinger would hang around Dennis Alcapone's El Paso sound system...
and the start of a partnership with General Saint. The duo's first release, "Tribute to General Echo
General Echo aka Ranking Slackness, was one of the first reggae deejays to move away from 'cultural' lyrics towards 'slackness' ....
" remembered the recently killed slack deejay, and they would later hit the UK chart with their version of "Stop That Train". Both of the duo's albums made the top 5 of the UK Independent Chart.
- African Youth (1978) Third World/Gorgon
- Death In The Arena (1978) Cha Cha
- Step It In a Zion (1978) Live & Love
- Jah Lights Shining (1979) Jamaica Sound
- Love & Happiness (1979) Burning Vibrations
- Clint Eastwood (Jamaica Sun) (1980) Amo
- Sex Education (1980) Greensleeves
- Live at London (1981) Vista (Dillinger & Clint Eastwood)
- Two Bad D.J. (1981) Greensleeves (Clint Eastwood & General Saint)
- Stop That Train (1983) Greensleeves (Clint Eastwood & General Saint)
- BBC Radio 1 In Concert (199?) Windsong
Windsong International Records was an independent record label in the United Kingdom active in the early 1990s. It specialised in releasing recordings made for or by BBC Radio One for broadcast on the In Concert radio programme....
(Clint Eastwood & General Saint)
- The Best of Clint Eastwood (1984) Culture Press
Culture Press is an independent record label from UK specialized in Jamaican music. Many of their releases are of questionable legality and are often titled incorrectly.-LP Discography:*VSLP5000 - Bob Marley - Interviews...
- The Real Clint Eastwood (199?) Culture Press/Lagoon