Monday, February 18, 2008

You Can Get it If You Really Want

Song: You Can Get it If You Really Want
Artist: Jimmy Cliff
Album: The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff is one of the more unsung heroes in the reggae movement of the late sixties and early seventies. He got his start writing music in the early sixties but didn’t see much success until a string of hit singles at the very end of the 60’s. He really made his mark, and helped to push the popularity of reggae in the United States, when he compiled the soundtrack to the 1972 film “The Harder They Come.” The album contains six Cliff compositions including the classics “You Can Get it If You Really Want” and the title track. It’s an amazing record that was ranked 119 on the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone in 2003.

Check it out… it’s a stunner.


You Can Get it If You Really Want (live)

The Harder They Come

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