Clinton Fearon

Clinton Fearon

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandWorldReggae

My music is roots reggae from the island of Jamaica.
I write from my heart. Nature, people, life, love are my inspiration.
My music is good for the soul - always with a message of hope and betterment for tomorrow. It’s good for dancing, good for listening and appeals to the young and old.

Biography

Clinton Fearon is a composer, songwriter, singer and player of instruments since his early teens, and a professional since the age of 19.

He was born in Jamaica and become the bassist, vocalist and lyricist for the mythic Gladiators, as well as a session musician for Coxsonne Dodd in Studio One and Lee Scratch Perrys at Black Ark, two of the main producers on the island at this time. He also composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.

After leaving Jamaica 1987, Clinton Fearon start a new career from Seattle. With other musicians of the Gladiators, he decided to stay in the US and to found The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the Northwest. After five years the band split and Clinton Fearon formed the Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993.

His latest album "This Morning" released in September 2016 is #1 Roots Reggae album for several media in Europe and North America. "This Morning" is Clinton Fearon's 12th album of his solo career. 

Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.

Clinton Fearon is playing his music all over the world, touring with Boogie Brown band or in acoustic sessions to spread roots reggae everywhere.

 

My music is roots reggae from the island of Jamaica.  I grew up deep in the hills, up in St. Catherine, surrounded by nature, beauty and hard work.  Even as a child, I knew I wanted to be a musician and began my career singing in church and at school, and eventually built my own guitar!  As a teenager, my journeys took me to Kingston where I met many musicians and began writing and recording music.  The Skatalites, Motown artists and Jamaican musicians who came before me all influenced my music. 

I write from my heart.  The world is full of inspirations nature, people, politics, love.  I write about them all.  My music is good for the soul - always with a message of hope and betterment for tomorrow.  Its good for dancing, good for listening and I think its good for all. Clinton Fearon

Lyrics

Rock And A Hard Place

Written By: Clinton Fearon

Comin’ from the country with my little guitar
I find myself between a rock and a hard place
Comin’ from the country comin’ from a far
I find myself between a rock and a hard place

I give and I give I give my sweat my tears and
I want to know why such a rock and a hard place
I give and I give I give my heart my soul and
I want to know why such a rock and a hard place

Hey hey I want to know
Why such a rock and a hard place
Hey yes I want to know
Why such a rock and a hard place

What about my blood my daily bread
What’s for my pay between a rock and a hard place
One thing I know for sure soon I’ll be out of the red and
Then I’ll be no more between a rock and a hard place

Just like a fisherman that get caught out a deep
When storm deh pon sea between a rock and a hard place
Feelin’ like a fish a fish out of water
I find myself between a rock and a hard place

Hey hey I want to know
Why such a rock and a hard place
Hey yes I want to know
Why such a rock and a hard place

Vision

Written By: Clinton Fearon

Hey changes changes
Yes and everyone a run come look
Yes yes we've got changes changes changes
A little bit of peace that's what it took
Finally we're talking again
Together again
Down memory lane
Finally we're smiling again
Together again
Sunshine or rain we will maintain

In the light there's no darkness
In the light there's no darkness
In the light there's no darkness
So why not live the life we love
And love the life the life we live
Live the life we love

Hey changes changes
Yes and everyone a run come look
Yes oh yes we've got changes changes changes
A little bit of care that's what it took

Naturally nature is calling and
I hope that you're willing
To live and let's live

Naturally a true sense of freedom
With no referendum
Just live and let's live let's live

In the light there's no darkness
In the light there's no darkness
In the light there's no darkness
So why not live the life we love
And love the life the life we live
Live the life we love

Hey changes changes
Yes and everyone a run come look
Yes oh yes we've got changes changes changes
A little bit of sharing that's what it took
This is a vision
This is a vision
This is a vision
I vision I vision a sweeter a brighter tomorrow

One More River

Written By: Clinton Fearon

One more river to cross
One more river to cross
But when the sun says goodbye
To the morning then they'll be
No more river to cross

One more river to cross
One more river to cross
Only the chosen few
Will reach the other side
One more river to cross

The master's cup is full and running over
While violence seem to be taking over
But not until the sun say goodbye
To the morning before they'll be
No more river to cross every day

Another river to cross
Another river to cross
Only the chosen few
Will reach the other side
One more river to cross

Love Light

Written By: Clinton Fearon

Keep your love light
Keep your love light shining all night
Keep your love light
Keep your love light shining all night (repeat)
Keep your love light shining all night
Keep it shining bright
Keep your love light shining all night
No bother fuss nor fight
Keep your love light shining all night
And everything will be all right
Trials and crosses will always be there
Created by you and I or someone somewhere
But no matter what I say
Don't look back
We've come a very very very long way
A chapter a day
We've come a very very very long way
Can't stop now

Trials and crosses will always be there
Created by you and I or someone somewhere
But no matter what I say don't look back
Let your heart be pure
Pure and clean
No evil thoughts
Follow your dream
And you will reach your goal for sure

Who Cares

Written By: Clinton Fearon

Ronny and him brother went to war
And them never return
Ronny and him brother went to war
And them never come home (repeat)
De newsman say dem sen dem deh
Against dem will dem sen dem deh
Dem sen dem deh and the enemy
Shot dem down
Other news say dem didn't sen dem deh
Against dem will dem didn't sen dem deh
Another news say a no de enemy
Shot dem down

Oh dem children cry
Where is my father
Mother and children cry
Send us another Moses
Hear dem children cry
Where is my dada
Mother and children cry
Tell us no more lies
Up 2-3-4-5-6-7-8

Who cares who cares who cares
No one seems to care
Who cares who cares who cares
Nobody cares
Must we fight the devil's war
Killing one another near and far
Grandma wept cause she've lost
Her only son
Must we fight flesh and blood
Why can't we live in peace and love
Grandpa wept cause he've lose
His only son

Goodness

Written By: Clinton Fearon

Trim your lamp today
Trim your lamp today
Brother trim your lamp today
My little sister trim your lamp I say

Don’t get caught in the dark
Don’t get caught in the dark
I say don’t get caught in the dark
With no light to see your path
Take a little tip from a brother

Goodness rising
Goodness rising
Goodness rising
Goodness rising slow
Don’t wait till tomorrow
Don’t procrastinate cause

Goodness rising
Goodness rising
Goodness rising
Goodness rising slow
Don’t wait till tomorrow cause
Tomorrow may be too late so

Trim your lamp today
Trim your lamp today
Dada trim your lamp today
Auntie mama trim your lamp I say

Blame Game

Written By: Clinton Fearon

The hunter lost his gun
The congoman a come
The hunter start to run
Crying for mercy

Lion and tiger come
Frogs and birds a come
The hunter still a run
Crying for mercy

Mister Hunter do you remember
Before you had a gun
Do you remember the sound of the trees
The flowers and the bees in the forest

Mister Hunter do you remember
Before you had to run
Do you remember when everyone you meet
Use to be a friend

Now it’s all in your head
Fear and despair
Said it’s all in your head
Jah is love and he’s forgiving

It’s all in your head
Fear and despair
Said it’s all in your head
Forgive yourself if you’re willing

Embrace your destiny
Embrace your history
Embrace your legacy
Get it right by tomorrow

Enjoy the miracles
Enjoy the mysteries
Enjoy the genesis
Make it right by tomorrow

Open your eyes if you want to see now
And you will see
Uncover your ears if you want to hear now
And you will hear

Mister Hunter do you remember
The sound of happiness
Do you remember when everyone you meet
Use to be a friend

Discography

All songs written and composed Clinton Fearon

Albums with Clinton Fearon and Boogie Brown

Disturb the Devil, Kool Yu Foot, 1993
Mystic Whisper, Kool Yu Foot, 1997
What A System, Kool Yu Foot, 1999
Soon Come, Kool Yu Foot, 2002
Give and Take, Kool Yu Foot, 2005
Vision, Kool Yu Foot, 2006
Faculty Of Dub, Kool Yu Foot, 2008
Mi Deh Yah, Kool Yu Foot, 2010
Goodness, Kool Yu Foot, 2014

Albums with Clinton Fearon in solo acoustic

Mi An Mi Guitar, Kool Yu Foot, 2005
Heart And Soul, Kool Yu Foot, 2012

Albums with The Gladiators and originally released between 1969 and 1987

Clinton Fearon on bass, harmony vocal and lead vocal for some songs.

Babylon Street, Jam Rock
Dreadlocks the Time Is Now, Virgin
Gladiators By Bus, Jam Rock
Gladiators, Virgin
Naturality, Virgin
Proverbial Reggae, Virgin
Serious Thing, Nighthawk
Sweet So Til, Virgin
Symbol of Reality, Nighthawk
The Gladiators Presents, Studio One
Trenchtown Mix-up, Virgin
Vital Selection, Virgin

Singles of Clinton Fearon released originally between 1969 and 1980

Tribulation, Studio One
Jah Almighty, Studio One
On The Other Side, Studio One
Message To The Nation, Upsetter
Untrue Girl, Upsetter
What A Joy, Virgin
Miss Jones, Jam Rock