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Jimmy Cliff: Struggling Man (Island)/ Music Maker (Reprise)

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, August 1974

LAST YEAR, 'the word' was that reggae was all set to become the next big thing. Once radio program directors and listeners heard that irresistibly jerky Jamaican beat, reggae was bound to explode. But somehow this sureshot pick-to-click never broke through on a mass level. Nowadays, reggae looks like a dead beat.

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