Tonight, continuing with our celebration of performers who are getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, let’s take a track-by-track look at the album that put inductee Jimmy Cliff (as well as mainstream reggae) into the minds and onto the turntables of America: the soundtrack to “The Harder They Come”.

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1 Album

You Can Get It If You Really Want
Unity: A Tribute to Desmond Dekker
Orig. Desmond Dekker
Skavenjah - Unity: a Tribute to Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want
2 Album

Draw Your Breaks
Frantic Flintstones
Enjoy Yourself
Orig. Scotty
Frantic Flintstones - Enjoy Yourself - Draw Your Breaks
3 Album

Rivers Of Babylon
40oz To Freedom
Orig. Melodians
Sublime - 40oz. to Freedom - Rivers of Babylon
4 Album

Many Rivers to Cross
Labour of Love
Orig. Jimmy Cliff
UB40 - Labour of Love - Many Rivers to Cross
5 Album

Sweet and Dandy
The Happy Album
Orig. Toots & The Maytals
The Selecter - The Happy Album - Sweet and Dandy
6 Album

The Harder They Come
Pat MacDonald
Bridging the Distance
Orig. Jimmy Cliff
Pat MacDonald - Bridging the Distance - The Harder They Come
7 Album

Johnny Too Bad
John Martyn
Grace & Danger
Orig. Slickers
John Martyn - Sweet Little Mysteries - The Island Anthology - Johnny Too Bad
8 Album

Shanty Town (007)
Musical Youth
Orig. Desmond Dekker
9 Album

Pressure Drop
The Specials
Grosse Pointe Blank
Orig. Toots and the Maytals
10 Album

Sitting In Limbo
Thea Gilmore
Loft Music
Orig. Jimmy Cliff
Thea Gilmore - Loft Music - Sitting In Limbo

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