Give me "Many Rivers To Cross" by Jimmy Cliff and i'm interested, but this poppy bubblegum disco tune is all a little to much for me.I know Jimmy Cliff is a well respected Reggae artist but he must've needed some money for smokes or something in 1983to record this song! Hey, lets see what the chaps & chappettes of Artist Direct(one of the best music sites on the web )say about this song.......
"On the other hand, something like "Reggae Night" is a forgettable attempt to reach into the R&B dance market. Most of the disc is better than that, but its overall bland character is set all the more in relief when periodically interrupted by those older licensed tracks."
Wow, an "expert" who agrees with me *falls of chair* What does Rolling Stone think of Jimmy Cliff?
Jimmy Cliff's two best performances --both groundbreaking reggae classics --are included on the soundtrack of The Harder They Come. Twice. Apart from "You Can Get It If You Really Want It" and "The Harder They Come," the rest of Cliff's career has been devoted to a frustrated, one-sided affair with theAmericanpop-soul mainstream. Wonderful World, Beautiful People contains his only other true contender --"Vietnam," a searingly melodic and rhythmically bold interpretation of the reluctant draftee blues. But the title track of this 1970 album exhibits the shallow sentimentality that sinks his subsequent efforts. At least "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" is catchy enough to get your attention for three minutes;Jimmy Cliff's later albums don't even get that far. Avoid the slick remakes of earlier material on In Concert: The Best of Jimmy Cliff, and stick with The Harder They Come. (M.C.) ~ [Source:Rolling Stone]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at (Nope they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number (Nope, doesn't even know its out yet) This song has a crowbarred rating of 48.2 out of 108
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