When Chambers was 14, his father took him to Kingston, where he would take up the stage name Jimmy Cliff.[5]. [30] He is married and has a daughter Lilty Cliff and a son Aken Cliff. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People at Discogs. Jimmy Cliff (* 1. This album featured collaborations with Joe Strummer, Annie Lennox, and Sting as well as new songs that were very reminiscent of Cliff's original hits. [9] As the film tells Martin's story, he is a young man without funds. The follow-up, Cliff Hanger (1985), won a Grammy Award for 'Best Reggae Album', though it was his last major success in the United States until 1993. Sufferin’ In The Land 8. I just believe in right or wrong. In 2007, Cliff performed at the opening ceremony at cricket's World Cup. The Jamaican government under P. J. Patterson honoured Cliff on 20 October 2003, by awarding him The Order of Merit, the nation's fourth-highest honour, in recognition of his contributions to the film and music of Jamaica. It remains one of the most internationally significant films to have come out of Jamaica since independence. Bob Dylan called "Vietnam" the best protest song he had ever heard. Jimmy Cliff Greatest Hits- Jimmy Cliff Best Songs - Jimmy Cliff Full Live HD. It won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album and was included in Rolling Stone ' s '50 Best Albums of 2012'. "Waterfall" was followed in 1969 by "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" and "Vietnam" in 1970, both popular throughout most of the world. Hello Sunshine 9. It was retitled Wonderful World, Beautiful People after the track of that name was released as a single in the U.S.[3] Richard Polak, who is credited with the sleeves of a number of Island Records artists in the early 1970s, is credited with photography. Jimmy Cliff is the father of Nabiyah Be. Cliff performed at the closing ceremony to the 2002 Commonwealth Games and in 2003, his song "You Can Get It If You Really Want" was included in the soundtrack to the film, Something's Gotta Give. He also entered talent contests. "One night I was walking past a record store and restaurant as they were closing, pushed myself in and convinced one of them, Leslie Kong, to go into the recording business, starting with me," he writes in his own website biography. [17] Cliff was quoted in The Independent as saying "One of my band mates called me this morning to tell me the news. It received excellent reviews and included "Waterfall" (composed by Nirvana's Alex Spyropoulos and Patrick Campbell-Lyons), which became a hit in Brazil and won the International Song Festival.[6]. Along with Bunny Wailer he is one of only two living musicians 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, Bunny Wailer and Mervyn Morris are the only currently living figures from the arts to hold this distinction and he is one of only two living musician (along with Bunny Wailer) to do so. [25] Rebirth was nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Reggae Album'. <, "Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul". It was a single from the album of the same name released in 1972.. James Chambers OM (born 30 July 1944), known professionally as Jimmy Cliff, is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor. The film made its debut at London's Gaumont cinema in Notting Hill on 1 September 1972. alongside Prince Buster, Toots and the Maytals, and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. (2/4) 1964 Jimmy Cliff/Prince Buster/Toots & The Maytals and More..." YouTube. It was released as a single in 1993, reaching No. Although this is subtitled "The Best of Jimmy Cliff," it's really a label-specific best-of, not a true survey of the best material Cliff's done in his lengthy career. In 2004, Cliff completely reworked the songs, dropping the traditional reggae in favour of an electronic sound, for inclusion in Black Magic. Directed by George Scott. [17] In 1991, he performed at the second Rock in Rio festival in Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My Ancestors 10. Holle Thee Maxwell, then known as Holly Maxwell, was Smith's vocalist for two years in the late 1970s.During a South African tour, they recorded the album Jimmy Smith Plays for the People in 1978.. Smith had a career revival in the 1980s and 1990s, again recording for Blue Note and Verve, and for Elektra and Milestone. Jimmy Cliff OM, született James Chambers (St Catherine, 1948. április 1. The soundtrack album of the film was a huge success that sold well across the world, bringing reggae to an international audience for the first time. It was also released on the 1972 soundtrack album for the film The Harder They Come, in which Cliff also starred. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2010 (performer) Cliff is best known amongmainstreamaudiences forsongssuch as "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "The Harder They … [28], On 25 June 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Jimmy Cliff among hundreds of artists whose master tapes were reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. Cliff quickly returned to music, touring for several years before he recorded with Kool & the Gang. Jimmy Cliff Cliff appeared within the movie Marked for Death in 1990, performing "John Crow" with the Jimmy Cliff Band. [22][23], In 2011, Cliff worked with producer Tim Armstrong, lead singer of American punk band Rancid, on the EP The Sacred Fire[24] and the full-length album Rebirth. Rolling Stone ranked it No. On 15 December 2009, he was officially announced as an inductee and was inducted on 15 March 2010 by Wyclef Jean. Jimmy Cliff is a Jamaican ska and reggae musician. Jimmy Cliff was born James Chambers on 30 July 1944 in Saint James, Colony of Jamaica. Jimmy’s career started in the early ‘60s. He is the only currently living musician to hold theOrder of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by theJamaicangovernment for achievement in the arts and sciences. Cliff sought out many producers while still going to school, trying to get his songs recorded without success. artist: Jimmy Cliffsong: Pressurealbum: Imagesrelease: 1989 (Vision Records) James Chambers OM (born 30 July 1944), known professionally as Jimmy Cliff, is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor. 325 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Title: Jimmy Cliff Release Date: 1 January 1969 Format: CD. This collection has his one big top 40 hit, and a selection of songs that we know from Harry Nilsson, Three Dog Night, Desmond Dekker etc. [16] His recording of "You Can Get It If You Really Want" was used as a campaign anthem by the Sandinista National Liberation Front in the 1990 election in Nicaragua. Rebirth is an album by reggae artist Jimmy Cliff released in July 2012. Jimmy Cliff Greatest Hits- Jimmy Cliff Best Songs - Jimmy Cliff Full Live HD. 2011. Cliff released the song, with production work by Leslie Kong, on his 1969 album, Jimmy Cliff. In the spring and summer of 2010, Cliff embarked on an extensive tour of the U.S. and Canada. Arriving in Kingston from the country, he tries to make it in the recording business, but without success. Jimmy Cliff is a 1969 album by Jimmy Cliff. "[19], In September 2009, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, following a campaign on his behalf by the American Charles Earle. Use What I Got 5. Eventually, he turns to a life of crime. YouTube, 5 Feb. 2010. Career. [8] His international debut album was Hard Road to Travel, released in 1967. Jedini je živi glazbenik koji je nositelj Ordena za zasluge, najviše počasti koje dodjeljuje jamajčanska vlada za zasluge u znanosti i … In 1988, his song "Shelter of Your Love" was featured in the hit film Cocktail. ジミー・クリフ(Jimmy Cliff OM、1948年 4月1日 - )は、ジャマイカ人レゲエ・シンガー。 本名ジェイムズ・チェンバース(James Chambers)。1960年代初頭から音楽活動を開始していた。 [32][33] He is also the father of the actress/singer Nabiyah Be. This nine-cut anthology gathers a host of 45s and otherwise hard-to-find material. Jimmy Cliff Biography by Jo-Ann Greene + Follow Artist. [3] Also during this period, Cliff released a cover of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" as a single, but it was not included on his Wonderful World, Beautiful People album. Cliff appeared in the film Marked for Death in 1990, performing "John Crow" with the Jimmy Cliff Band. But his 1969 album, made at only 21, gave birth to an international hero. Reggae singer. Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jimmy_Cliff_(album)&oldid=1000927671, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 11:39. [10] In 1975, Cliff sang on the first season of Saturday Night Live, episode 12, hosted by Dick Cavett. Jimmy Cliff Cliff performing in 2012 Background information Birth name James Chambers Born 1 April 1948 (age 67) Somerton District, St. James,Jamaica Genres Ska, reggae Occupation(s) Musician, singer, actor Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, conga,keyboards YearsACTIVE 1962–present Labels Island, Columbia, Trojan, EMI,CBS Website Official site With an uncanny and catchy blend of reggae and pop, Jimmy Cliff (vocals) was able to not only successfully cross musical genres, but also become (perhaps best) known as the star of the cinematic adaptation of The Harder They Come (1973). [6] Island Records initially (and unsuccessfully) tried to sell Cliff to the rock audience, but his career took off in the late 1960s. 59 min. Cliff had recorded Stevens' "Wild World" a couple of years earlier, and here Stevens assembled a production recalling those found on his 1967 album Matthew and Son. In 1969, singer Jimmy Cliff met film director Perry Henzell, who was intending to make a film about a musician who turned to crime. Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now - Official Music Video. In 1997, Cliff was a guest star in an episode of the Cartoon Network talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. The first major influence in the global expansion of reggae, with a hit film and album in 1972's rollicking The Harder They Come. –) jamaicai reggae zenész, leginkább a "Sittin' in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want It" és a "Many Rivers to Cross" című számairól ismert, melyek szerepeltek a The Harder They Come című filmben is és hozzájárultak a reggae ismertté válásához világszerte. I don't support any politician. [20] Cliff reacted to the news by saying, "This is good for Cliff, good for Jamaican music and good for my country." [14] Cliff then provided backing vocals on The Rolling Stones' 1986 album Dirty Work, and appeared in the comedy Club Paradise, co-starring with Robin Williams and Peter O'Toole,[15] and contributed several songs to the soundtrack, including "Seven Day Weekend", which he sang with Elvis Costello. His song "Many Rivers to Cross" is featured in the Daredevil episode Daredevil. April 1948 in St. Catherine, Jamaika als James Chambers) ist ein jamaikanischer Reggaekünstler, der durch Songs wie Many Rivers to Cross vom Soundtrack-Album The Harder They Come bekannt wurde und mit diesen am weltweiten Durchbruch der Reggaemusik beteiligt war. … BBC Four (documentary). [7] He soon signed to Island Records and moved to the United Kingdom. The artist credit was billed on the 45-rpm label as being from Jimmy Cliff and Jamaica, the latter apparently being the backing group heard on … Also in 1985, Cliff contributed to the song "Sun City", a protest song written and composed by Steven Van Zandt and recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid to convey opposition to the South African policy of apartheid. I Can See Clearly Now is a song written and recorded by Johnny Nash. [26] The album was listed at #12 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "There's ska, rock steady, roots reggae, a revelatory cover of The Clash's "Guns of Brixton" delivered in Cliff's trademark soulful tenor, grittier but still lovely more than 40 years after his debut. “Trapped” remained in Springsteen’s repertoire through the 1984–85 Born in the usA. I can't stop them using the song, but I'm not a supporter of politics. It is partially rewritten with a different instrument arrangement, but remains very similar to the original. "This Is Ska! Time Will Tell 2. "[27] In December 2012, Cliff was named 'Artist of the Year' by digital newspaper the Caribbean Journal, citing his work on Rebirth. In 1984, Cliff appeared at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands. In 1995, Cliff released the single "Hakuna Matata", a collaboration with Lebo M, a song from the soundtrack of the film The Lion King. 1962; children: Sayeed. 1. He also appeared in July 2003 at the Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. His recording of "You Can Get It If You Really Skip to content It was retitled Wonderful World, Beautiful People after the track of that name was released as a single in the U.S. Richard Polak, who is credited with the sleeves of a number of Island Records artists in the early 1970s, is credited with photography. Cliff's later local hit singles included "King of Kings", "Dearest Beverley", "Miss Jamaica", and "Pride and Passion". @pitchfork Jimmy Cliff, a hero already known in his native country: Jamaica. [30] He now describes himself as having a "universal outlook on life", and does not align himself with any particular movement or religion,[30][31] saying that "now I believe in science". UK. “Trapped” is a 1972 music written and recorded by reggae artist Jimmy Cliff and popularized by Bruce Springsteen within the Eighties. Jimmy Cliff falls somewhere between the mellow Bob Marley and the hard-hitting Toots Hibbard. Jimmy Cliff,OM(bornJames Chambers, 1 April 1948)is aJamaicanmusician, singer and actor. Read more. In 1972, Cliff starred as Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin in the classic reggae film, The Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell. Tour. Vietnam 4. [4] He began writing songs while still at primary school in St. James, listening to a neighbour's sound system. 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's "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. 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. je jamajčanski ska i reggae glazbenik, pjevač i glumac. [18] In 2002, Cliff released the album Fantastic Plastic People in Europe, after first providing free downloads using p2p software. In 2007, "You Can Get It If You Really Want" was adopted by the British Conservative Party during their annual conference. Cliff may have returned to the site of many of his early masterworks, but Higher & Higher simply doesn't live up to the high quality of his first records. Wonderful World, Beautiful People 7. I have heard of Cameron, but I'm not a supporter. He starred in the film The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world,[3] and Club Paradise. [6] It was produced by Kong, with whom Cliff remained until Kong's death from a heart attack in 1971. All tracks are written by Jimmy Cliff; except where indicated. [3] After two singles that failed to make much impression, his career took off when "Hurricane Hattie" became a hit, while he was aged 14. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.It was Cliff's first single to make the Hot 100 in 25 years and is his highest-charting single in the United States. REMEMBER ! 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. Jamaican reggae singer Jimmy Cliff recorded a cover of the song for the 1993 movie Cool Runnings. "Hakuna Matata" is a song performed by reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, featuring Lebo M. It was produced for the soundtrack Rhythm of the Pride Lands. Taken on its own terms, it's good stuff. IT WENT SMASH! Many Rivers To Cross 3. That's because no less than two-thirds of the 15 selections are taken from the singer's 1980 Columbia albums. During filming, Cliff came up with the line "the harder they come". [29], Cliff is not a member of the Rastafari movement, although he briefly was before converting to Islam from Christianity. Read Full Biography. Born James Chambers on the 1st April 1948 in Somerton District, St James, Jamaica, he is a musician, singer and actor, best known to the world by his hit songs “Wonderful World, Beautiful People”, “Many Rivers to Cross”, and “The Harder They Come”, among many others. He continued to sell well in Jamaica and, to a lesser extent, the UK, returning to the mainstream pop charts in the U.S. and elsewhere (#1 in France) with a version of Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" on the Cool Runnings film soundtrack in 1993. Playlist. [21], Cliff appeared in the 2011 documentary Reggae Got Soul: The Story of Toots and the Maytals which was featured on BBC and described as "The untold story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica". Jamaican musician, singer and actor, born April 1, 1948 in St. Catherine, Jamaica. In 2001, Cliff became an inaugural member of the Independent Music Awards' judging panel to support independent artists. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2016. Jimmy Cliff is an Jamaican singer. <, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, "Jimmy Cliff planning sequel to The Harder They Come", "Jimmy Cliff – Découvrez de la musique, des vidéos, des concerts, des stats, & des photos sur Last.fm", "Marked for Death (1990) - Full Cast & Crew", "Independent Music Awards - 1st Annual Judges", "BBC Four - Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul", "Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul - Documentary Trailer", "Jimmy Cliff working on new album with Tim Armstrong", "Jimmy Cliff's Rebirth nominated for Reggae Grammy album", "50 Best Albums of 2012: Jimmy Cliff, 'Rebirth, "Jimmy Cliff: Caribbean Journal's Artist of the Year for 2012", "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire", "JIMMY CLIFF: BOOM! James Chambers OM , known professionally as Jimmy Cliff, is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor. Jimmy Cliff recording. Jimmy Cliff (born April 1, 1948, St. James, Jamaica) is a Jamaican ska/reggae singer whose song "The Harder They Come" appeared in the episode "Yankee Dollar" of the series Miami Vice. Although his greatest music is nearly 40 years in the past, Jamaica's Jimmy Cliff still has tons of charisma, and he still has that clear, high, and slightly world-weary voice, not to mention complete control of it, even at the top of his range. This version of the song is slightly modified from a previously unused verse focusing on Timon's past. After spending 20 years on other labels, Jimmy Cliff returned to Island, the label who helped launch his career, in 1998 to record Higher & Highter. The album also included a recording of "Over the Border" with Joe Strummer. Later career. After a series of albums, Cliff took a break and traveled to Africa (the Nigeria-based Jamaican writer Lindsay Barrett was instrumental in Cliff's first trip there),[11] and subsequently converted to Islam, taking the new name: El Hadj Naïm Bachir.[12][13]. Cliff got his start in the 1960s, recording hit local singles such as "King of … Moved to Kingston, Jamaica, 1962; recorded "Daisy Got Me Crazy," 1962; performed in U.S. on Jamaican government-sponsored tour, 1964; signed to Island label and worked in London, England, late 1960s; … Religion: Muslim. Hard Road To Travel 6. Jimmy Cliff, OM, nome artístico de James Chambers (Saint James, 1 de abril de 1948), é um músico jamaicano de reggae e ska. Web. During The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added Cliff's previously little-known song "Trapped" to their live set; it achieved great prominence when included on 1985's We Are the World benefit album. Jimmy Cliff, född James Chambers den 30 juli 1944 i Somerton District i Saint James Parish på Jamaica, är en jamaicansk rocksteady- och soulmusiker, sångare och låtskrivare samt skådespelare.Rocksteady-eran varade egentligen bara mellan sommaren 1966 och 1970, men rocksteady hörs fortfarande i många av Cliffs låtar från 1970- och 1980-talen. Jimmy Cliff, pravim imenom James Chambers, (Somerton District, Saint James Parish, Jamajka, 1. travnja 1948.) 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In 1964, Cliff was chosen as one of Jamaica's representatives at the World's Fair in New York; and in the same year Cliff was featured in a program called "This is Ska!" SMASH! Born James Chambers on April 1, 1948, in Somerton, Jamaica; changed name to Jimmy Cliff, ca. Cliff agreed to take the lead role, and the film was shot over the next two years. Born In Adelphi, Saint James, Jamaica Jimmy Cliff OM (Jamaican Order of Merit) born as James Chambers (1 April 1948, St. Catherine, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician. This is an intriguing record. [34], Jw31209. Complete your Jimmy Cliff collection. Jimmy Cliff is a 1969 album by Jimmy Cliff.

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