Three Icons, One Song

I have long loved Bob Marley’s wonderful ‘redemption song’, but Ihave just discovered this version, by Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer, formerly of The Clash.  This version draws together dreams of freedom from African slaves, poor whites in America’s Deep south, and a punk take on the English urban poor. A brilliant reminder that suffering and injustice is universal and the redemptive power of great music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz8_H5m6ymA

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