Caribbean Artist Birthday

Jimmy Cliff

Born: James Chambers, July 30, 1944, St. James Jamaica

Jimmy is an Jamaican singer -songwriter who was one of the artist that introducing reggae to the world. His performance in the landmark film The Harder They Come turn into a house hold name.

Cliff began recording soon after moving Kingston, working on several singles before moving to Jamaican charts with his own composition, “Hurricane Hattie,” his earliest song was on Leslie Kong’s Beverly Records.

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