The Harder They Come 40th Anniversary

THTC40TH_npodgornik-1 Vor 40 Jahren erschien Perry Henzell’s „The Harder They Come“ und war der erste Film aus Jamaika über Jamaika – vorher war die Insel nur in „James Bond – 007 jagt Dr. No“ im Kino zu sehen. Anlässlich dieses Jubiläums wird „The Harder They Come“ am 5. September 2013 in „ganz Nordamerika“ wiederaufgeführt – genaue Locations bisher unbekannt. Für das offizielle Filmplakat zum re-release wurde ein internationaler Wettbewerb ausgeschrieben, für den jede Menge Designs zusammenkamen, darunter auch eins von CHema Skandal. Hier geht’s zur Abstimmung zwischen den Finalisten. Vote for (y)our favourite design now!

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The Tune That Put Reggae On The Map

In the Wall Street Journal, there is a highly knowledgeable and interesting article about Jimmy Cliff, „The harder they come“, and Reggae. It features excerpts with nice little anecdotes from an interview with Jimmy, Jackie Jackson and Hux Brown too. Hereby recommended! Via.

In 1969, I was at Dynamic Sounds Studio in Kingston recording a song I had written, „You Can Get It If You Really Want.“ When we finished, I walked outside and met a gentleman named Perry Henzell, who had been waiting for me. He said he was making a movie and asked if I could write music for it.

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Get Happy With Jimmy Cliff

Volkswagen fährt zum heutigen Super Bowl Sunday eine ziemlich durchgeknallte Kampagne mit Jimmy Cliff. Neben obigem Kampagnenvideo gibt es auch einen Clip für die Super Bowl Werbepause.

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Jimmy Cliff Interview About His New Album ‚Rebirth‘

Hervorragendes Interview mit Jimmy Cliff über sein neues Album vom Guardian.

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff […] talks […] about his new album, Rebirth, and how it marks a return to his roots. He explains how he first found out he had a gift for singing, […] and why he calls dancehall ‚girls and cars and superstars‘

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Jimmy Cliff: New Album „Rebirth“ & Free Download

Am 16. Juli erscheint das neue Album von Jimmy Cliff auf Trojan. Hier kann man sich „One more“ als Teaser downloaden, und was soll ich sagen? Unfassbar gut, klingt genauso leidenschaftlich und einzigartig wie „The harder they come“ vor 40 (!) Jahren. „Ship is sailing“ und „Guns of Brixton“ sind ebenfalls auf dem Album zu finden. Schon jetzt uneingeschränkte Empfehlung, das Album wird leider geil voll geil.

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Respect Jamaica 50th

What do Lee Scratch Perry, Junior Murvin, Damian Marley, Big Youth, Yellowman, Dennis Alcapone, Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie, Monty Alexander, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Holt, The Mighty Diamonds, Leroy Sibbles, Freddie McGregor, Toots & The Maytals, Horace Andy, Jimmy Cliff, and Derrick Morgan have in common? They are all booked for the HUGE festival ‚Respect Jamaica 50th‘ in London this summer. Superb. Read more…

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You gotta watch this: Deep Roots Music

Totally amazing documentary. A real must see! When it comes to vintage footage this is easily the single best documentary about Jamaican music I have ever seen. Definetly worth buying (here, e.g.) and I have no idea why it’s not more famous.

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Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music

“Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music” was an impressive documentary made by director Mike Connolly for the BBC. It was originally shown in 2002 and the documentary traces the evolution of Reggae Music from Mento and Ska, all the way up to Roots, Dub, and Dancehall. […] The documentary has been hard to find in recent years, and doesn’t get too many repeats, so it was with great pleasure that we found it had been made available to watch online.

Via Strictlythebest.

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Jimmy Cliff’s Sacred Fire EP finally released

Jimmy Cliff tingelt durchs Nachtprogramm, um seine Sacred Fire EP (wir berichteten) zu pushen. Die EP, Shirts, Poster usw. usf. gibts hier.

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News from Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff’s great „Guns of Brixton“ is finally out on a stylish 7″. And there is even more: „Ship is sailing“ could should become a new Jimmy Cliff classic: superb falsetto voice, melancholic and soulful lyrics, jumpy Reggae rhythm. You’ve been served.

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