Jimmy Cliff KCRW Session Collection In Stores Now

Jimmy Cliff KCRW SessionIt’s a busy week for Jimmy Cliff news! Everyday some bit of news hits. Guess that’s how the machine works – it’s doing it’s job. So here is the latest.

Last year, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff visited Los Angeles’ KCRW for a live acoustic performance on the public radio station’s acclaimed program, “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley.

From that session a 9 track live album has been released featuring selected songs from Jimmy Cliff’s acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning (Best Reggae Album) album, REBIRTH, as well as other now classics from Cliff’s very long catalog. Tracks include Cliff’s cover of The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton” that was released on a cool vinyl single, the single, “One More” which he performed on David Letterman among other shows, and the classics “Many Rivers To Cross” and “I Can See Clearly Now”.

Jason Bentley said “This session is one of my fondest memories from the KCRW studios. Jimmy Cliff sat right down with his guitar and gave 110% on every song, and then proved himself a gentleman in thoughtful conversation. We all felt graced by a living legend that day, and we witnessed a truly special performance that I’m proud to say lives on through this recording.”

You can listen to the session in the KCRW Archives online. The full album is available digitally now in iTunes and Amazon. Vinyl and CD formats are also available online and in stores.

1. Trapped (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 4:20
2. Guns Of Brixton (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 2:54
3. World Upside Down (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 4:08
4. Wonderful World, Beautiful People (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 4:15
5. You Can Get It If You Really Want (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 3:45
6. Children’s Bread (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 4:42
7. Many Rivers To Cross (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 4:36
8. I Can See Clearly Now (Live At Kcrw / 2012) 4:52
9. One More (Live At Kcrw / 2012)

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.