Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff

 

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Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948)[2] is a Jamaican ska and reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences.

Cliff is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "Many Rivers to Cross", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Reggae Night" and "Hakuna Matata", and his covers of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. He starred in the film The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world,[3] and Club Paradise. Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Highlights10

Best Of
Album
Best Of is an album by musical artist Jimmy Cliff, released on June 16, 2017.
Life
Song
Life is a song by musical artist Jimmy Cliff, released on May 12, 2017.
Early Jamaican Hits
Album
Early Jamaican Hits is an album by musical artist Jimmy Cliff, released on December 19, 2016.
Miss Jamaica / Dearest Beverly
Album
Miss Jamaica / Dearest Beverly is an album by musical artist Jimmy Cliff, released on August 25, 2016.

Photos - Jimmy Cliff313

Popular Albums53

Album Appearances & References15

Popular Songs13

Song Appearances & References4

Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References5

TV Shows3

Collaborators & Influencers13

Other Music-Related Relationships3

Awards & Nominations2

Events5

Popular Tours1

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Videos9

Spotify - Albums & Singles288

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles5

Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley — a comparison
  –  June 26, 2017
Jimmy Cliff, OM, though not a Studio One product, also belongs in this 'Ivy League' for his phenomenal contribution and special interpretation of reggae music. He yields nothing to Marley in talent and work ethic. Jimmy Cliff, the 1985 Grammy winner for ...
Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley — a comparison
  –  June 26, 2017
Jimmy Cliff, OM, though not a Studio One product, also belongs in this 'Ivy League' for his phenomenal contribution and special interpretation of reggae music. He yields nothing to Marley in talent and work ethic. Jimmy Cliff, the 1985 Grammy winner for ...
Bringing Reggae to the Masses: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker
  –  June 8, 2017
If there was a Mount Rushmore for Reggae artists, it would be made up of these four giants: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker ... but even in death, the music of these four icons continues to live on. Whenever blogger Erica Banas ...
Kingston backs proposal to rename MoBay Hip Strip in honour of Jimmy Cliff
  –  June 15, 2017
The resolution described James Chambers ... talents in music and art the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard. “The artiste, through hard work and dedication to his craft, had risen to international fame and is now recognised as a great ambassador in reggae and ...
Kingston backs proposal to rename MoBay Hip Strip in honour of Jimmy Cliff
  –  June 15, 2017
The resolution described James Chambers, better known as 'Jimmy Cliff', as “one ... Hip Strip that had become internationally famous for showcasing various talents in music and art the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard. “The artiste, through hard work and ...

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