Classics: Jimmy Cliff – We All Are One (Columbia)
“We all are one, we are the same person. I’ll be you, you’ll be me (Oh, yeah). We all are one, same universal world. I’ll be you, you’ll be me. No matter where we are born, we are human beings. The same chemistry, where emotions and feelings all corresponding in love, compatible…”
Although there’s no doubt about his origins, he hails from Jamaica, Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff has always tended to cross the boarders. With many of his cuts standing as hybrids at the end. Thus makin’ himself a name with the seminal ‘Many Rivers To Cross’ which, like it or not, sounds more like a Soul gem. But also his cover version of the Johnny Nash‘s ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ from the film ‘Cool Runnings’.
Jimmy Cliff came to record his 1983 released ‘The Power And Glory’ album along with producers Amir Bayyan, Ronald Bell and Jim Bonnefond of the Kool & The Gang fame. This resulting in extra gems such as ‘Reggae Night’ and the heartfelt ‘We All Are One’. Both perfumed with fragments of Disco and Funk. With the latter displaying an inspirational message over a 4X12 rhythm pattern alla Cheri‘s ‘Murphy’s Law’…