When Reggae Became Popular In Amercia – Jamacian Movie Soundtrack ‘THE HARDER THEY COME’ Released 50 Years Ago

Back in time

6 July 2022

Anniversary album: THE HARDER THEY COME

Various Artists: Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker,
Toots and The Maytals
and more.

Movie Trailer

Released: 7 July 1972 – 50 years ago today

AllMusic said: “It is a collection of consistently excellent early reggae songs by artists who
went on to thrive with reggae’s increased popularity, and others for whom this is the most
well-known vehicle. Jimmy Cliff is both the star of the movie and the headliner on the soundtrack… . The Harder They Come is strongly recommended both for the casual listener interested in getting a sense of reggae music and the more serious enthusiast. Collections
don’t come much better than this.”
Score: 4/5.

3 highlights/hits

– JIMMY CLIFF –

– DESMOND DEKKER –

– TOOTS & THE MAYTALS – 

Stream full album on Spotify

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