LargeUp TV: Jimmy Cliff at Miss Lily’s Variety, Pt. 2

December 6, 2011

Words by Jesse Serwer:::Photo by Kevin Ornelas:::Video by Martei Korley and Kevin Ornelas

In the second in our series of clips from Jimmy Cliff’s performance inaugurating the “Radio Lily” series at Miss Lily’s Variety in New York City (watch him perform “Many Rivers to Cross” here and read about the whole thing here), Mr. Harder they Come plays “Wonderful World, Beautiful People” right into another classic in “You Can Get It If You Really Want.” Though a plus in every other respect, here the intimate setting proves to be hazardous when Jimmy dislodges the mic as he starts to play the latter. The consummate professional, he shouts “wheel and come again,” and drops in right where he left off.ย  Wonderful world, indeed.