Jimmy Cliff

Best of Jimmy Cliff [EMI]

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A gifted songwriter and charismatic performer, Jimmy Cliff was one of Jamaica's first international stars. His strongest material comes from his early years with legendary producer Leslie Kong, a pairing that ended only with Kong's death in 1971. In Jamaica, where musical alliances seem to always be shifting, Cliff and Kong's association is unique. Unfortunately, only a handful of those great early songs ("Vietnam," "Many Rivers to Cross," "Wonderful World, Beautiful People") appear on this collection, and since all of them are easily available elsewhere, it is difficult to recommend getting them in this package.

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