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Encyclopedia > Third World (band)

Third World is a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1973. Their sound is influenced by soul, funk and disco and is considered by some reggae purists to be overly "commercial". However, their legions of fans always and only describe their music as "kick-ass". Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica and is closely linked to the Rastafari movement, though not universally popular among Rastafarians. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... Commercialism in art Critics may accuse an artist of excess commercialism (colloquially, selling out) if they believe that he has compromised the quality of his work for monetary gain. ...


The band started when keyboard player Michael "Ibo" Cooper and guitarist (and cellist) Stephen "Cat" Coore left Inner Circle to form their own band. The line-up for their self-titled first album included a singer called "Prilly" and percussionist Irving "Carrot" Jarrett. This album included a cover of "Satta Amasa Gana", originally performed by The Abyssinians, which became a local hit. A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played with a musical keyboard. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The violoncello, or as it is more commonly to refered to as the cello or cello (pronounced Cheh-loh), is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ... Inner circle describes the individuals who are given special status, especially in terms of: religious and quasi-religious groups (especially cults and gnostic movements); secret societies; organized crime (especially gangs and mafia-type groups). ... Percussion instruments are music instruments played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped, hence the percussive name. ... The Abyssinians are a Jamaican reggae group in the roots reggae style, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of Rastafarianism in their lyrics. ...


Their second album, "96° In The Shade", had several local hits and featured the band's classic line-up. "Prilly" was replaced by the distinctive vocalist "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, and an all-new rhythm section was in place: Ritchie Daley was on bass and former Inner Circle drummer Willie Stewart defected to join the new band. Notable among the eight tracks were "1865 (96° In The Shade)", "Rhythm of Life", and the only cover song on the album, "Dreamland" by Neville "Bunny Wailer" Livingstone. In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to make music. ... Rhythm section refers to the musicians whose primary jobs in a jazz or popular music band or ensemble is to establish the rhythm of a song or musical piece, often repeated riffs or ostinati. ... Fender Precision Bass Bass redirects here. ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Bunny Wailer, also known as Bunny Livingston, was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. ...


Their greatest success came in the late 1970s/early 1980s, peaking with their cover version of The O'Jays "Now That We've Found Love", a hit single on both sides of the Atlantic in 1979. This song brought them to the attention of Stevie Wonder, who worked with them and wrote their song "Try Jah Love". This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... The OJays are a popular Philadelphia soul group, originally consisting of Walter Williams, Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, William Powell and Eddie Levert. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Stevie Wonder is a legend in rock and pop music history. ...


With both sides claiming artistic differences, "Carrot" split from the band in the mid-1980s. The resulting five-piece band then went to more commercial tunes like "Sense Of Purpose", "Reggae Ambassador" and "Forbidden Love".


Despite numerous line-up changes, including the departures of "Ibo" and Willie Stewart, and a decline in mainstream success, the band are still recording and performing in the early 2000s. Saddam Hussein shortly after his capture Major controversy over U.S. presidential election, 2000 September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New Yorks World Trade Center and Virginias Pentagon killing almost 3000 people. ...


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