Cliff Hanger (album)

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Cliff Hanger
Studio album by Jimmy Cliff
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Reggae
Length 39:52
Label CBS Records
Producer Jimmy Cliff, La Toya Jackson, Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Paul Higgins, Rick Iantosca
Jimmy Cliff chronology
The Power and the Glory
(1983)
Cliff Hanger
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Cliff Hanger is an album by Jimmy Cliff, released in 1985 through CBS Records. In 1986, the album won Cliff the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording.[2][3]

The album featured collaborations with members of Kool and the Gang and included two songs co-written by La Toya Jackson.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jimmy Cliff, unless noted otherwise#

  1. "Hitting with Music" – 4:15
  2. "American Sweet" (Bayyan, La Toya Jackson) –3:41
  3. "Arrival" – 4:07
  4. "Brown Eyes" (Bayyan, La Toya Jackson) –3:39
  5. "Reggae Street" – 3:29
  6. "Hot Shot" – 4:25
  7. "Sunrise" – 3:48
  8. "Dead and Awake" – 3:36
  9. "Now and Forever" – 4:55
  10. "Nuclear War" – 4:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy Cliff – piano, vocals
  • Jaco Pastorius – bass (on "Brown Eyes")
  • Ansel Collins – organ
  • La Toya Jackson - writer, arranger
  • Amir-Salaam Bayyan – synthesizer, guitar
  • Ronald Bell – keyboards, tenor saxophone
  • Harold Butler – keyboards
  • Wilburn Cole – drums
  • Peter Duarte – horn
  • Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Gary Henry – keyboards
  • Christopher Meredith – bass
  • Kim Palumu – guitar
  • Michael Ray – trumpet
  • Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Earl "Chinna" Smith – guitar
  • Kendal Stubbs – bass
  • Dennis White – horn
  • Curtis "Fitz" Williams – saxophone
  • Sidney Wolfe – percussion
  • Fernando Luis – guitar
  • Isidro Ross – percussion
  • Rick Iantosca – guitar, keyboards
  • Syd Judah – horn
  • Cliff Adams – trombone
  • Bertram "Ranchie" McLean – rhythm guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cliff Hanger". Allmusic. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "We Are the Honored 1985". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 98: 5. March 15, 1986. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Cliff Hanger did it for Jimmy", Jamaica Observer, 11 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014