Roger Cracknell

Roger Cracknell

Clint Eastwood & General Saint

With ‘Tribute To General Echo’, Eastwood and Saint went straight to the top of the UK reggae charts with their debut combination, up to this point deejays had never really broken out of the Sound System underground, either as recording artists or as live performers. The follow up ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ remained in the top position for a staggering nine weeks and both tracks featured on their smash hit chart-troubling album “Two Bad D.J.’

Building on that runaway success Eastwood & Saint truly went outer national with the release of ‘Stop That Train’, ten reggae sure shots expertly backed by the Inity Rockers featuring a young Courtney Pine the album was embraced by the mainstream securing Eastwood & Saint John Peel sessions, TV appearances and sold out shows across Europe in support of the chart-busting title track.

As the first U.K. based deejays to break into the National Charts, they translated the Jamaican deejay oeuvre into an international language that anyone could understand and that everyone could join in with paving the way for dancehall reggae’s international acceptance and popularity.

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