Cliff's career took off after his "Hurricane Hattie" became a hit; it was produced by Leslie Kong, with whom Cliff would remain until Kong's death. Later hit singles included "King of Kings" and "Pride and Passion", which never sold well outside
"Waterfall" was followed by "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" and "
Leslie Kong died of a heart attack in 1971. The soundtrack to The Harder They Come (a Reggae film that also starred Cliff) was a huge success that sold well across the world, but did not break Cliff into the mainstream. After a series of albums, Cliff took a break and traveled to
He continued to sell well in
In 2002, Cliff released his new album, Fantastic Plastic People in
reworked the songs, dropping the traditional reggae in favor of an electronica sound, for inclusion in Black Magic.
Jimmy Cliff has also covered the famous African song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Jimmy Cliff - Great Reggae Artiste