Collins, Hinds cover Cliff classic
KEYBOARDISTS Ansell Collins and Neville Hinds have teamed up for an instrumental cover of the Jimmy Cliff standard, Many Rivers To Cross. Their version was recently released on the Keys of Life label.
"It's a classic song, I love it from long time. All Jimmy's songs are great," said Collins, who co-produced the cover with Hinds, a former member of the Byron Lee and the Dragonaires band.
Collins, a veteran session musician, who orchestrated hit songs like Double Barrell and the Stalag riddim, is more than familiar with Many Rvers To Cross. He was a member of Jimmy Cliff's band for 20 years and the song is a fixture of the singer/songwriter's live set.
The original version was produced by Leslie Kong and appears on the soundtrack to the 1972 movie, The Harder They Come, which starred Cliff.
It has been covered by several artistes including Linda Ronstadt, Oleta Adams, Annie Lennox, and Lenny Kravitz.