Top 10 Favorite Reggae Songs #2 - "96° in the Shade"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 4, 2016 1:33am CST
We stay in Jamaica for #2 in my series Top 10 Favorite Reggae Songs, with the band that got me into reggae: Third World (it was "Try Jah Love, #10 in the series.) Third World formed in the late 1970's, and have, over the decades, incorporated a strong pop sensibility into their sound (Occasionally, you might read something calling them "reggae lite.") "96° In the Shade," the title track from their 1977 album, is pure roots reggae, however, a song about the 1865 Morant Bay rebellion, a Jamaican protest march against poverty (thanks, Wikipedia!) The song was released as a single, but managed no chart action. Even so, "96° in the Shade" is classic reggae, highly deserving of it's #2 Ranking.
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