R.I.P. Bunny Rugs, 1948-2014

February 3, 2014

Third World – “Try Jah Love” (1982)

One of two tunes from 1982’s You’ve Got the Power co-written with Stevie Wonder (the other being the slept on “You’re Playing Us Too Close”โ€”watch Bunny and Stevie jamming on that one in the studio here), โ€œTry Jah Loveโ€ was a massive hit for Third World that even landed the group a performance on SCTV, the Canadian sketch series starring John Candy, among other comedic luminaries. Undoubtedly, the tune’s musical forays into soul and pop couldnโ€™t have been complete with the versatile vocals of Rugs at the helm.