Live In San Francisco
June 30, 2004
|Label||2B1 Multimedia Inc.|
|Format||DVD - Region Free + Audio CD|
|Length||Approx. 66 minutes|
|Producer/Director||Boots Hughston for 2B1 Multimedia Inc.|
Luciano, aka Jepther McClymont, born 1974, Davey Town, Jamaica, West Indies was one of the most promising new singer-songwriters to emerge in 1993. He began singing in his local parish church before assuming the name of Stepper John and relocating to Kingston in April 1992. There he voiced his debut tune for Herman Chin-Loy at Aquarius, then half an album with Pressley for Mau Mau producer Sky High.
Homer Harris of Blue Mountain had by that time changed McClymont's name to Luciano. His first Jamaican hit, "Give My Love A Try", was for Castro Brown and a clutch of ballads and self-penned reality songs soon followed, initially for Brown's New Name label. Philip "Fatis" Burrell produced his first two UK hits, "Chant Out" and "Poor And Simple", in the summer of 1993 on Exterminator Records, and was later to release his debut solo album Moving Up. Singles for Xterminator, Blacka Dread ("Time Is The Master") and Sly And Robbie's Taxi label helped to establish Luciano's fast-growing reputation before he joined Freddie McGregor's Big Ship organization. "Shake It Up Tonight" became his first UK reggae number 1 and led to a well-received album of the same name. He earned a contract with Island Records, and his association with Burrell continued with the critically acclaimed Where There Is Life, which featured the Jamaican chart-topper "It's Me Again Jah". Sweep Over My Soul was an edgier sounding record, befitting Luciano's return to Xterminator after his major label sojourn. More fine albums followed and Luciano's remains one of roots reggae's major forces.
The 2B1 Reords label unleashes a nice DVD with some 66 minutes of Luciano and The Firehouse Crew delevering excellent roots music in San Francisco in 2003. The musical director is Dean Fraser. Luciano brings a a show drenched in Roots And Culture, with some sparkles of dancehall, but always 'In the light of Zion' ! The show, which is filmed from different angles, provides a good impression of Luciano's performer capacities. It's clear that he enjoys performing in front of the audience. From the very first moment he takes the stage one witnesses that he manages to create a positive vibe and throughout the show he often seeks interaction with the crowd.
These are the songs included on this dvd :