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Clint Eastwood (born Robert Brammer) is a Jamaican reggae deejay, who recorded as a solo artist in the late 1970s and early 1980s before teaming up with UK deejay General Saint as the duo Clint Eastwood & General Saint. The younger brother of Trinity, Brammer took the trend of adopting the names of characters from Spaghetti Westerns as stage names a step further by recording and performing under the name of one of the genre's most successful actors, Clint Eastwood.

Eastwood recorded three albums in 1978 - African Youth and Step It In a Zion for producer Bunny Lee, and Death In The Arena for Channel One. Further albums followed in 1979 and 1980, including Sex Education for Greensleeves Records, Eastwood one of a group of deejays who led the move from 'cultural' chants to dancehall chat and 'slackness'. 1981 saw the release of a live album recorded with Dillinger and the start of a partnership with General Saint. The duo's first release, "Tribute to General Echo" remembered the recently killed slack deejay, and they would later hit the UK chart with their version of "Stop That Train".

Links to Peel

Peel first started playing Clint Eastwood's material in the late 70's and would further play his songs on his programmes, including his collaboration with General Saint. Clint's brother, Trinity, also had his music played on Peel's shows. After Peel's death, it was later found out that he had four albums of Clint Eastwood, two of them jointly with General Saint in his Record Collection: E.

Shows Played

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Clint Eastwood - Premo Ballerina

1978
1979
  • 24 May 1979: Long Run Short Cut (LP - Jah Lights Shining) Jamaica Sound
  • 09 July 1979: Marshall Dread Locks (7") Vivian Jackson
1980
1981
1982
1983
1989
1996
2002
  • 22 August 2002 (& General Saint): Talk About Run (LP - Two Bad DJ) Greensleeves

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