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Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff © Shepard Sherbell/Corbis Saba
Born: Apr 1, 1948 in St. James, Jamaica
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Genre: World, R&B
Biography: It's one of the music industry's great ironies that today, outside of reggae circles, Jimmy Cliff is perhaps better known for his film appearances than his music. Even after a string of hits, the singer never quite managed to break into the mainstream, although he seemed poised for international stardom ...Read full biography
The Harder They Come
Released: 1972
Label: Universal Distribution
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In 1973, when the movie The Harder They Come was released, reggae was not on the radar screen of American pop culture. The soundtrack went a ways toward changing that situation. It is a collection of consistently ...Read full review
In Concert: The Best of Jimmy Cliff
Released: 1976
Label: Reprise
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Reprise attempted to capitalize on the success of The Harder They Come and Cliff's own charting album Follow My Mind by pushing for a greatest hits collection. Thankfully, the singer had other ideas. Recorded ...Read full review
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