Various Artists - Jimmy Cliff: The Harder They Come



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Jamaican filmmaker Perry Henzell made reggae an integral player in his gritty 1973 saga of a renegade Kingston singer who becomes a modern Robin Hood, casting one of the style's earliest stars, Jimmy Cliff, in the lead, and filling this soundtrack — here presented in a remastered version — with classics from Toots & the Maytals ("Pressure Drop," "Sweet and Dandy"), Desmond Dekker ("Shanty Town"), the Melodians ("Rivers of Babylon"), and the Slickers ("Johnny Too Bad").

Cliff himself gets pole position, however, getting in the first ("You Can Get It If You Really Want") and last ("The Harder They Come") words in this first-rate reggae primer, which also features Cliff's enduring "Many Rivers to Cross."

Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want
Scotty - Draw Your Brakes
The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon
Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
The Maytals - Sweet And Dandy
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad
Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town)
The Maytals - Pressure Drop
Jimmy Cliff - Sitting In Limbo
Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

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