Mike Ragogna: Birth & Rebirth: A Conversation With Jimmy Cliff, Plus Chatting With Eleni Mandell
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A Conversation With Jimmy Cliff
Mike Ragogna: Jimmy Cliff, I love you!
Jimmy Cliff: Thank you!
MR: (laughs) You have contributed to the culture in ways that some people, I think, are unaware of, and I want to get to that story. But first, for your new album Rebirth, you took a different approach. Can you describe it?
JC: Absolutely. It's produced by Tim Armstrong, and I've written some of the songs with Tim Armstrong. That's a completely different avenue from what I've done in the past.
MR: Rancid's Tim Armstrong.
JC: Right, Rancid, yes.
MR: Jimmy, was this album recorded as just a band playing together in the studio, everyone together?
JC: Yes. Back in the day, that's the way the recording business went. You'd go into the studio with four, five or six people and you all feel each other's energy and kick it off and record it. That's the way we did it.
MR: Let's talk about the players for a second.
JC: Well, the players are all from L.A., and tha
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