Reggae band blending roots and soul, comprising Michael Ibo Cooper (keyboards), Stephen Cat Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; guitar/cello), Richard Daley (bass), Willie Roots Stewart (drums), Irvin Carrot Jarrett (percussion), Bunny Rugs (b. William Clarke, 6 February 1948, Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies; lead vocals/guitar) and Milton Prilly Hamilton (vocals). Coore and Cooper first played together at the end of the 60s, and the early years of the band saw the line-up in a state of flux. Coore, Cooper and Daley, plus drummer Carl Barovier (later replaced by Cornell Marshall and Willie Stewart), had all played with Inner Circle, a band that pursued a similar uptown reggae course. Their mellow, carefully crafted debut, Third World, found them signed to Island Records and supporting Bob Marley at his breakthrough concerts at Londons Lyceum in the summer of 1975. 96...
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