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us: Cliff, Jimmy

  • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Chambers, James, 1948-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saint Catherine (Jamaica)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Jamaica
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Island Records
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Reggae musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Composers
        • Use For

        • Sources

          • found: His The harder they come [SR] p1973: label (Jimmy Cliff)
          • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Cliff, Jimmy; b. James Chambers, 1948, St. Catherine, Jamaica; reggae musician)
          • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 13th ed. (Cliff, Jimmy; born James Chambers, April 1, 1948, St. Catherine; Jamaican reggae singer and composer)
          • found: 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))
        • LC Classification

          • ML420.C566
        • General Notes

          • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
        • Change Notes

          • 1991-12-31: new
          • 2015-07-13: revised
        • Alternate Formats