Thursday, March 30, 2017

The O’Jays VS Third World – Now That We Found Love

The O’Jays – Now That We Found Love (Philadelphia International Records)
From their seminal 1973 released ‘Ship Ahoy’ album that would spawn classics such as ‘Put Your Hands Together’, the title cut and ‘For The Love of Money’, The O’Jays at one of their peaks on this Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff produced gem as led by the distinctive voice of lead singer Eddie Levert. A song that would notoriously be covered by Martha Reeves, but also famous Reggae band Third World.
Third World – Now That We’ve Found Love (Island)
Taken from their 1978 released ‘Journey To Addis’ album, Reggae outfit Third World scoring one of their biggest successes ever with this Discoized version of the O’Jays’s classic of the likes, as enlightened by the distinctive voice of lead singer William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke. Frankie Feliciano cleverly borrowing their rhythm line on his remix of MAW feat. Lynae‘s ‘Life’s But A Dream‘ back in 2003…
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