Thursday, April 01, 2010

Jimmy Cliff inducted.. finally!

Born James Chamber, better known as Jimmy Cliff, a pivotal purveyor of Reggae worldwide, via the soundtrack of The Harder They Come, with timeless classics
such as "You Can Get It If You Really Want" and the seminal "Many Rivers To Cross."
But moreover, his tempestuous tirade "Vietnam" hit the nail right on the proverbial head, and was even cited as the best protest song by none other than Bob Dylan.
Rootsy yet gutsy, Cliff's view were local, yet the message, global, with offerings such as "Time Will Tell," and "Hard Road To Travel."
Aside from being the only living musician to hold The Order Of Merit.
the highest honour for achievements in the arts and sciences from the Jamaican government, Cliff is also one of this year's inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
It's about time.


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