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Jimmy Cliff song featured on Netflix series

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks
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More than four decades after it was originally recorded and released, Jimmy Cliff's song, Many Rivers to Cross, continues to make major strides.

This time around, the song was featured in the finale of popular Netflix series, Daredevil. The song appeared in episode 13 of the series that was aired on April 10. Many Rivers to Cross was played during the funeral of Ben Urich, one of the characters in the Marvel Comic.

Daredevil is an American web television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Matt Murdock/Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox, is a lawyer by day who fights crime at night. The series chronicles Murdock's early days fighting crime, juxtaposed with the rise of crime lord Wilson Fisk.


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Filming for the first season began in July 2014 and all 13 episodes were released simultaneously on Netflix on April 10 to rave reviews. On April 21, Marvel and Netflix also renewed Daredevil for a second season, and fans can look forward to that premiere in 2016.

But this is not the first time that Cliff's Many Rivers To Cross, has been featured on the big screens. Previously, it appeared in the 2013 film, Rush, and also TV series, Wilfred.

Released in 1969, Many Rivers To Cross, was also part of the 1972 soundtrack for the film, The Harder They Come, that also stars Jimmy Cliff.

The song has also had much success in other areas, as it has been covered by acts like Percy Sledge, Desmond Dekker, UB40, Cher, Marcia Hines, Toni Childs, Oleta Adams and Annie Lenox.