Today at work Matt was rockin the The Harder They Come soundtrack, which is always a sure-fire way to brighten my spirits, and was much appreciated.  Then, to my surprise, when I got home I found out that Jimmy Cliff was actually on Jimmy Fallon just last night performing none other than “The Harder They Come” along with “World Upside Down” from a new album he’s putting out!  I just couldn’t believe the synchronicity of that, so I figured I should share it with you all.

There’s no way for me to embed the live videos on here yet, so I’ll put up the original version taken from the film down below, but click the links above to see the Jimmy Fallon performances, seriously.  It’s amazing to see him in the present day, backed by The Roots no less.  Very moving.

Jimmy Cliff – Harder They Come

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  1. So awesome!!! He has so much energy! I hope I’m that bouncy when I get to be his age…

  2. Oh, so fabulous. The Grateful Dead has covered this song many times, which is the first time I heard it, on some scratchy, musty live bootleg or other, but I never knew its origins. Thanks Rick. I’m starting my day with this, and, also, Jimmy Cliff is wayyyy easier on the eyes than Jerry (RIP).

  3. matt says:

    whoa! yes!!

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