Jimmy Cliff has been a figure of major influence on the international music scene for over three decades. With early classic recordings like “Hurricane Hattie” “Dearest Beverley” “Many Rivers To Cross”, “Sitting In Limbo”, “Wonderful World, Beautiful People”, “Struggling Man”, “I Can See Clearly Now”, “Music Maker”, “House of Exile”, “Black Queen” etc, Jimmy Cliff won the hearts of reggae fans worldwide.
His hit “Vietnam”, when heard by Paul Simon, persuaded him to travel down to Kingston, Jamaica, to use the tune to record his hit “Mother and Child Reunion”.
With over 20 albums to his credit, Jimmy Cliff was among the first to bring reggae to a worldwide audience. Cliff has had enormous success in Britain, where “Wonderful World” reached number six. His film “The Harder They Come”, in which he sang many of his hits, also gave him more international recognition.
His 1983 collaboration with Kool & The Gang resulted in the Grammy-nominated album “Power and Glory”. He then worked hard to win the Grammy in 1985, wth “Cliff Hanger”. His latest album “Black Magic” features many great musicians, including Annie Lennox, Sting, Kool & the Gang, and Wyclef Jean.