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Jul 10

Jimmy Cliff

With Jimmy Cliff at Boarding House Park

Date

Saturday 10 July 2010 at 7:30pm

Location

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell, 01852, United States

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Jimmy Cliff was reggae’s first international star and remains its greatest living ambassador, having taken the music of Jamaica to all corners of the world. He had hits outside of Jamaica as far back as 1969, when “Wonderful World, Beautiful People” reached Number Six in Britain and Number 25 in the U.S. Yet his career breakthrough came in the Seventies, with the release of the soundtrack to The Harder They Come.

That album served as a primer on reggae music for the uninitiated, and half of its tracks were by Jimmy Cliff. They included three songs that have become reggae standards: the ebullient “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” the anthemic “The Harder they Come” and the hymn-like “Many Rivers to Cross.”

Find more info at: www.jimmycliff.com Jimmy CliffThe Harder They Come

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