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Cliff, Jimmy

LC control no.n 91129989
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LC classificationML420.C566 Biography
Personal name headingCliff, Jimmy
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Variant(s)Chambers, James, 1948-
Biography/History noteIndividual was a Grammy awardee.
Associated countryJamaica
Birth date19480401
Place of birthSaint Catherine (Jamaica)
AffiliationIsland Records
Profession or occupationReggae musicians Singers Composers
Found inHis The harder they come [SR] p1973: label (Jimmy Cliff)
Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Cliff, Jimmy; b. James Chambers, 1948, St. Catherine, Jamaica; reggae musician)
Int. ww in pop. mus., 13th ed. (Cliff, Jimmy; born James Chambers, April 1, 1948, St. Catherine; Jamaican reggae singer and composer)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed April 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cliff, Jimmy; reggae musician, singer; born 1948 in Somerton, Jamaica; his rendition of “Dearest Beverley” (1962) inspired a partnership with Chinese storeowner Leslie Kong, who recorded and produced his music; toured with a Ska band (1960s); recorded for Island Records (1964); released his album Wonderful World, Beautiful People (1969); appeared in the semiautobiographical motion picture The Harder They Come (1972), released in the United States (1973) and introduced Americans to Jamaica's new Reggae music; released fourteen albums (1980-1994); won a Grammy award (1985) for his album Cliff Hanger; released Fantastic Plastic People, his first new album in nine years (2003); received the Order of Merit, Jamaica's third highest honor (2003))
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