Saturday, December 3, 2011
Jimmy Cliff Does Rancid, The Clash and Bob Dylan
Jimmy Cliff is one of the greatest artists ever to come from Jamaica (where the competition for that honour is murderous) and hearing him cover Rancid's"Ruby Soho, The Clash's "Guns of Brixton" as well as Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall" on the Tim Armstrong-produced EP Sacred Fire (Collective Sounds, 2011) is a sweet, sweet sensation.
Jimmy Cliff – Ruby Soho (Rancid cover) by rfp86
Guns Of Brixton by Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff - "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall" (Bob Dylan)
Besides the aforementioned list of covers (Rancid, The Clash AND Dylan - how could MRML not cover this!) the vinyl version also contains two Cliff originals, "Ship is Sailing" and "World Upside Down", the latter of which he recently performed live with The Roots: