Top 10 Favorite Reggae Songs #10 - "Try Jah Love"

@teamfreak16 (40502)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 27, 2016 12:25pm CST
After doing Top 10 series' on Bad Brains, The Cure, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, and about to wrap up my New Order series, I thought I'd get away from alternative rock and get down with some groovy reggae. (There will not be any Bob Marley songs in this series, as I want to focus on non-Marley acts.) I might as well start with the band/song that started it all for me. When I was young, I loved sketch comedy shows. They were funny, and they had great musical guests. One of my favorites was SCTV. One night in 1982, the musical guest was Jamaican reggae band Third World, who performed "Try Jah Love," which was co-written by Stevie Wonder. I had no idea what reggae was at that point in my life, but I was hooked. "Try Jah Love" is more pop-reggae than the roots-reggae that I've grown to love, but you have to start somewhere, and this was my jumping-in point.
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@imravi (2363)
• India
27 Apr 16
I am gradually going into reggae music but till now I don't know much about it....I usually listen to Bob Marley, Damian Marley, Laid back and Anthony B...and some other songs....I'll try this song which you have mentioned...
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Apr 16
I've got some classic stuff coming on this series.
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@imravi (2363)
• India
27 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 Then I am sure waiting for it. ...
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@JohnRoberts (52131)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Apr 16
I did not know this sing but it's got that great reggae beat and I like that guy's guitar work.
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Apr 16
They are a good band. I have a classic by them later on, pure roots, before they started adding other elements to their sound. S
@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
27 Apr 16
Only really know Bob Marley and a couple of groups and singers that appeared over here and even their names escape me!
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Apr 16
Steel Pulse and Aswad are from England. Maybe one of those.
@NJChicaa (36860)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I like this song. I hear it often on Radio Margaritaville.
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Apr 16
Really? I figured it would be nothing but Jimmy Buffet type of stuff. Then it made sense. Laid back stoner music, which reggae fits to a T.
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