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Album Review

A remarkable debut from a band whose desire was to infuse reggae with other influences, continuing a direction in Jamaican music that was perhaps best expressed by artists along the lines of Count Ossie and Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus. Standout moments include "Sette Messgana," "Sun Won't Shine" and their loping cover of Burning Spear's "Slavery Days." A real rarity in Jamaican music of the period was a serious lead guitarist, which made "Cat" Coore's lead guitar breaks all the more startling in context. A brilliant debut.

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Third world

The first time i heard this album I was roling a bone with some firends of mine, it set my mind to thinking and filled my spirit with saddness. This album will raise your brain to a whole new level ad do it without having to legalize it.Third World and thier ilk have passed the test of time and they still have the power to move me. As my hazy lazy of a miss spent youth have drffed into my latter years I treasure every moment that time. I think that the greatest testiemnt to the power of great music is that it never fails to move me and it still reminds me of my obligation to brother man and sister woman..

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Formed: 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Third World are one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. While they were long capable of authentic roots reggae, they usually preferred to mix in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock (and, later on, dancehall and rap). Purists often criticized their music as tame and polished, overly beholden to commercial concerns. Indeed, they were regular visitors to the American and British charts during the...
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music
  • Released: 1976

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