Tony's Coffee Time Picks #23

Tony Proper

Over the last eight months, older neighbour Tony has been curating weekly playlists for the Manchester Cares community. This week the playlist features a collection of songs from Bim Sherman.

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This selection is a tribute to Bim Sherman, who sadly died 20 years ago on 17 November 2000.

Jarret Lloyd Vincent better known by one of his stage aliases - Bim Sherman - was a Jamaican musician and singer songwriter.


Rooted in reggae, his music developed in later years in many directions, combining influences from all around the world, notably India. Sherman was also hailed as “reggae’s sweetest voice”. Bim Sherman was gifted with a haunting ethereal voice that reached in to the very heart of his listeners.

Then, out of the blue, Bim Sherman was diagnosed with cancer and died within weeks of his diagnosis. He received an obituary in The Times, a rare accolade for an underground reggae singer.


Hope you enjoy this short selection:

Golden Locks

Man Next Door


Can I Be Free From Crying?

Bim Sherman
Heather Madden

Posted by Heather Madden on Tuesday 24th November 2020

Heather is Manchester Cares' Programme Coordinator managing our Social Clubs programme.

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