Clint Eastwood & General Saint

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Clint Eastwood & General Saint were a reggae deejay duo of the early 1980s, consisting of Clint Eastwood (born Robert Anthony Brammer[1]) and General Saint (born Winston Hislop[2]).

Eastwood was already an established solo deejay who had recorded several albums when he teamed up with British deejay Saint. Their first release was "Tribute to General Echo", about the recently killed slack deejay.[2] They hit the UK Singles Chart with their version of "Last Plane (One Way Ticket)" in 1984.[3] Both of the duo's studio albums made the Top 5 of the UK Independent Chart.[4] Saint went on to a solo career, releasing singles such as "Save The Last Dance For Me" and "Oh Carol" (both featuring Don Campbell). One of the duo's live performances was recorded by the BBC for their In Concert programme, and this was later released as an album.

The duo reunited to perform at the Luton Love Music Hate Racism festival with his children, wife, and the wife's mum at St. Georges Square in August 2010.[5] They made a video for Love Music Hate Racism featuring Luton band Shabby Tinkerz, and performed live on Mark Lamarr's BBC Radio 2 show. They currently undertook a UK tour in 2011 and again in with a new album due out in 2013, on their new record label, Blujeanz Records.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Two Bad D.J. (1981) Greensleeves (UK #99)[6]
  • Stop That Train (1983) Greensleeves (UK #98)[6]
  • BBC Radio 1 In Concert (1993) Windsong

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Singles[edit]

  • "Tribute to General Echo"
  • "Stop That Train" (1983), Greensleeves (UK #81)[6]
  • "Last Plane (One Way Ticket)" (1984), Greensleeves (UK #51)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography by Sandra Brennan". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Barrow, Steve; Dalton, Peter (1997). Reggae: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. ISBN 1-85828-247-0. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 177. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 
  5. ^ "Clint Eastwood and General Saint headline Luton festival", Love Music Hate Racism, retrieved 2010-08-20
  6. ^ a b c d Clint Eastwood & General Saint(Link redirected to OCC website), Chart Stats
  7. ^ Allmusic.com discography

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