Johnny Clarke & Vivian Jones meets Roots Covenant - Hits Pon Hits presents

Johnny Clarke & Vivian Jones meets Roots Covenant - Hits Pon Hits presents

Sat Jan 26

Johnny Clarke & Vivian Jones meets Roots Covenant - Hits Pon Hits presents

Doors: 8:00 pm
Start: 9:30 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
Price:$27-$46.98

Hits Pon Hits is bringing some of the best reggae acts out there! Come feel the island vibe with Johnny Clarke, Tabby Diamond and Ken Bob backed by Roots Covenant

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Hits Pon Hits is bringing some of the best reggae acts out there! Come feel the island vibe with Johnny Clarke & Vivian Jones meets Roots Covenant.


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Genre: reggae


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Hits Pon Hits presents

Johnny Clarke

Johnny Clarke grew up in the Kingston ghetto of Whitfield Town. In 1971 he won a talent contest in Bull Bay, his prize a meeting with producer Clancy Eccles, with whom he recorded his first song, "God Made the Sea and the Sun", the following year.

The single didn't sell well, and disappointed with the lack of promotion from Eccles, he moved on to Rupie Edwards, who produced Clarke's first hits in 1973, with "Everyday Wondering" and "Julie". In 1974, Clarke moved on again, recording "Jump Back Baby" for Glen Brown, before beginning a long association with Bunny Lee and his band The Aggrovators in 1974. "None Shall Escape the Judgement" was an immediate success and became the title track on Clarke's debut album.

Clarke was named Artist of the Year in Jamaica in both 1974 and 1975, and became one of the most popular singers on the island, mixing original songs with covers of popular reggae songs by other artists, and mixing roots and lovers-themed material. A Rastafarian, many of Clarke's songs concern his faith and the beliefs of the Rastafari movement, such as anti-violence (as heard on "Let Go Violence") and legalization of marijuana ("Legalize It").

He helped define the "Flying Cymbals" period that preceded the "Roots Rockers" sound of the mid to late 1970s. Clarke was one of the first Jamaican artists signed to Virgin Records' Frontline subsidiary in 1976, releasing the albums Authorized Version and Rockers Time Now on the label.

Clarke enjoyed further hits in the early 1980s with producer S Douglas, before working again with Lee. His popularity in Jamaica, however, declined, and he relocated to London in 1983, recording with Mad Professor, as well as further recordings for Jamaican producers King Tubby, Errol Thompson, and Prince Jammy.

He has since occasionally reappeared with new material - Rasta Nuh Fear in 1992, and Rock With Me in 1997 - and continues to tour regularly.

Vivian Jones

The very talented Vivian Jones is a sophisticated singer with a warm and soulful voice, who's been charting big in England for almost three and a half decades now. He records mainly in England, although he sometimes goes to Jamaica to work with the island's top producers. Vivian Jones has the ability to turn his talents to both matters of the heart and reality material which makes him equally at home with love songs and conscious vibrations.
"Vivian Jones is a real artist, one who is dedicated to his work in the original style of reggae music"