Jamaican ska and reggae singer Jimmy Cliff OM performs his own 1969 hit song 'Many Rivers to Cross'. The singer is accompanied by drums, double bass and Jools Holland on the piano. Information about the singer's roots, career development and Jamaican order of merit appear as captions on the screen during the performance.
This clip could be used to look at the development of ska and reggae. Students could appraise this popular ballad and singer, They could analyse form and structure and appraise Cliff's improvisation style.