May 4, 2022 – 6:56 am

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Jamaica 1981 [no label, 1CD]

Reggae Sunsplash 4. Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica; August 7, 1981. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to the original uploader; and to jswetch for sharing the show at Dime.

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jswetch noted:

Stevie Wonder did something truly amazing for a “pop star” in the USA, and we’re reaping the benefit of that today, January 17, 2022 on Martin Luther King Day. Stevie helped very much to get Dr King acknowledged as the great American he was, and as a hero to be emulated and celebrated by future generations of Americans. Thanks to Stevie, we can do that each year.

Stevie was at the height of his popularity from the late ’60s to the early ’80s. He used his pulpit of fame and celebrity to push, and PUSH for this day to become a reality. His song, Happy Birthday, was the theme of this drive. He performs it here with Third World.

Third World has always been my favorite Jamaican export, and I admit to liking them a little more than Bob Marley, who I also love. The members of Third World were each really strong players, instrumental soloists, and vocalists. The argument can be made that they were the most musically astute of the reggae bands from this time period. They got knocked at times because they were seen by some as too commercial or not “pure enough” because of some crossover projects. Maybe that was because Bunny Rugs sang well enough to have been in the Four Tops or Temptations, and he was only one of three excellent lead vocalists.

Third World and Stevie collaborated around the time of this performance through the excellent Try Jah Love. I believe they also collaborated with Santana around this time, but no recordings from that have emerged.

Please support these players who are still with us by purchasing their commercially released material, and by paying to see them live. Thanks to the original seeder and recorder!

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Track 01. Master Blaster (Jammin’) 16:11
Track 02. Redemption Song (with Rita Marley) 7:45
Track 03. Happy Birthday 6:21
Track 04. Now That We’ve Found Love 10:37
Track 05. Dancing On the Floor 10:03
Track 06. Always Around/One Love 16:29
68 mins

Bunny Rugs - vocals, rhythm guitar
Cat Coore - lead guitar, vocals
Michael Cooper - keys, vocals
Richie Daley - bass
Willie Stewart - drums
Stevie Wonder - vocals, keys
Rita Marley - guest vocals

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  1. 15 Responses to “THIRD WORLD WITH STEVIE WONDER - JAMAICA 1981”

  2. He might be my dad, Mom fucked a LOT of guys who looked like him.

    By DD on May 4, 2022

  3. Their Uns are big and black and tasty . Twas me

    By U L E on May 5, 2022

  4. I liked it when these guys did the theme music for the TV show COPS . Bad Boys reminds me of anti , triple h , nelson and dd . We are the bad boys

    By Derrick on May 5, 2022

  5. No Derrick, we’re the assholes . The immature potty mouthed tiny dik assholes whom no woman wants to be seen with , let alone fuck . That’s us . Losers . Sigh……

    By HHH on May 5, 2022

  6. H is right, Derrick. we’re all pathetic. We jerk off constantly because we can’t get laid. You and I fuck each other’s ass. H shits his pants and sits around in it for hours. Then he eats ass. Who gives a fuck about Nelson?

    You’re the worst of us, Derrick. You actually enjoy blowing guys and taking it up the ass. You’re fucking pathetic. Go kill yourself, I’m sick of you.

    By The Anti Christ on May 5, 2022

  7. That was me hijacking AntiChrists name. I respect the man and take back what I typed.

    By Theo on May 5, 2022

  8. Hot Hairy Homo aka HHH why dont we just blow each other and leave Nelson and Anti out of this. We can fuck each others asshole and then have a jagoff contest to see who spurts the farthest

    By Derriere on May 5, 2022

  9. I used to come to this website for the music. Now I cum to read the comments. I cant believe the level of depravity this place has become. So Im looking for a batty boi to fuck my brown

    By swappers on May 5, 2022

  10. nope . . . . . pas moi


    Here still hovering in the background but come for the music as the imposter schoolboy troll so nearly has it right . . . .still eh? whatcha gonna do?

    trolls huh?

    dumb as soup
    . . . . . . . .


    By swappers on May 5, 2022

  11. Rumor has it Stevie gots a Big Un

    By U L E on May 6, 2022

  12. Of course

    By U L E on May 6, 2022

  13. First one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on May 6, 2022

  14. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on May 6, 2022

  15. I expect scaramouche will soon be here to tell us all.

    By Jocko P on May 6, 2022

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