Video Du Jour: Jimmy Cliff with Bruce Springsteen

As you may have heard, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played a raucous set recently at the big SXSW event in Austin. At the tail end of his show, he invited a parade of guest stars to perform – one of them was reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, who performed three songs with the Boss.

We were lucky enough to catch a short set from Jimmy the day after – with accompaniment from just an acoustic guitar player and a drummer, he delivered great versions of many of his classics, including “The Harder They Come,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “Vietnam,” revamped into “Afghanistan” for the 21st century.

Jimmy has an EP out, Sacred Fire – he promises a full-length album later this year. Here is “Time Will Tell,” performed with Bruce and the boys in Austin.

Jimmy Cliff official website

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