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Third World on World Cafe | June 27, 2012

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Together nearly 30 years, the reggae band Third World is one Jamaica's most popular and decorated musical acts, with listeners around the world and 10 Grammy nominations to its name. Partly responsible for mainstreaming reggae music, the group formed in 1973 and built a solid following playing the Kingston reggae scene, making its debut at Jamaica's Independence Day celebration.

Throughout its career, Third World has honed a mix of funk, R&B, rock, pop and rap, all layered over a warm bed of old-school reggae. The band's lineup has changed, but Third World continues to perform and record, and is presently preparing for a 2012 tour of the U.S. In this session of World Cafe, host David Dye sits down with the group to discuss the history of reggae, as well as the fine lines that separate musical genres, even within the band's own music. (link)


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The Lumineers "Morning Song" The Lumineers
Diego Garcia "You Were Never There" Laura
Polica "Wandering Star" Give You the Ghost
The Rolling Stones "Hey Negrita" Black and Blue
Junior Murvin "Police & Thieves" Groove Yard
((Third World "Rhythm of Life" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Third World "Now That We Found Love" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Third World "96 Degrees in the Shade" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Third World "Satta Massagana" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Anders Osborne "When Will I See You Again" Black Eye Galaxy
Cracker "Satisfy You" Cracker


The Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" I and Love and You
John Fullbright "Gawd Above" From the Ground Up
Lucinda Williams "Get Right with God" CD Single
Sister Rosetta Tharpe "Up Above My Head" The Gospel of the Blues
Jukebox the Ghost "Somebody" Safe Travels
Vampire Weekend "Run" Contra
((Chairlift "Bruises" Does You Inspire You))
The Tallest Man on Earth "1904" There is No Leaving Now
Lykke Li "I Follow Rivers" Wounded Rhymes
Romeo Void "A Girl in Trouble" The Best of 415 Records
((Ben Sollee "A Change is Gonna Come" Learning to Bend))
Glenn Hansard "Maybe Not Tonight" Rhythm and Repose
J.J. Cale "After Midnight" Special Edition
U2 "One" Achtung Baby
Metric "Youth Without Youth" Synthetica
((LCD Soundsystem "Something Great" Sound of Silver))