Ex-Gladiator Clinton Fearon is one of few Jamaican roots reggae artists from the 60s and 70s that have maintained releasing killer material for more than 40 years.
In the 70s and early 80s he was bass man and vocalist in The Gladiators, a band led by lead singer Albert Griffiths with popular tracks like Hello Carol. Clinton Fearon left the band and relocated to the U.S. in the late 80s and in 1995 he released his first solo album Disturb the Devil.
That set was recorded with the Boogie Brown Band and together with them Clinton Fearon has recently released a brand new effort, an album that was preceded by the excellent single No Justice and the equally excellent EP Waiting.
This Morning is quintessential Clinton Fearon. Sweetly skanking riddims, unpretentious arrangements and infectious melodies complete with emotional singing and personal reflections on life and current events, including police brutality and an unjust judicial system.
Clinton Fearon has stayed true to his roots and musical recipe for a long, long time and it works every time.