Jimmy Cliff
  • Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff

    ジャマイカ出身のレゲエ・シンガー(1948年生まれ)。
    68年発表のファースト・アルバム『ハード・ロック・トゥ・トラベル』がヒットを記録し、85年にはアルバム『クリフ・ハンガー』でグラミー賞を受賞。
    また、ボブ・ディランをして“最高の反戦歌”といわしめた「ベトナム」を発表するなど、社会派的な一面も持ち合わせている。レゲエ界の重鎮として、多方面に渡る活躍を見せている。

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    The Honorable Jimmy Cliff is a Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician, and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honor that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences.

    He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as “Sitting in Limbo”, “You Can Get It If You Really Want”, and “Many Rivers to Cross” from the soundtrack to The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world.

    Dr. Cliff is also well known for his covers of Cat Stevens’ “Wild World” and Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” from the film Cool Runnings. Outside of the reggae world, he is best known for his film appearance in The Harder They Come. Jimmy Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

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