Third World

You've Got the Power

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When Third World collaborated with Stevie Wonder, the reggae band was rewarded with their second highest charting single, "Try Jah Love," a Top 25 R&B hit. Its follow-up was another Wonder-written and produced single, the ominous-toned "You're Playing Us Too Close," which perfectly captures some of the '80s-era concerns of people of color. Other standouts are the soft inspiring title track and a nice cover of the Bacharach/David song and Chuck Jackson hit "I Wake Up Crying." [You've Got the Power was reissued on CD in October. "Try Jah Love" is also on Reggae Ambassadors: 20th Anniversary Collection and Super Hits.]

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