Music review: Jimmy Cliff, Kilvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow
JIMMY Cliff is a reggae giant. Without compromising his integrity, he was at the forefront of bringing Jamaican music to the masses by seamlessly blending it with pop and soul. He crossed over but never sold out.
Jimmy Cliff, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow *****
Now aged 70, he was in tremendous voice during this impossibly uplifting open-air show, his pipes only showing signs of wear on the gospel-tinged Many Rivers to Cross and his cover of Cat Stevens’ Wild World. Nevertheless, that sweetly soulful rasp is still a powerful instrument.
Backed by an impeccable yet distinctly non-cabaret... read more
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