Third World are a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1973. Their sound is influenced by soul, funk and disco. Although they have undergone several line-up changes, Stephen “Cat” Coore and Richard Daley have been constant members.
Third World started when keyboard player Michael “Ibo” Cooper and guitarist (and cellist) Stephen “Cat” Coore (son of former Deputy Prime Minister David Coore), who had originally played in The Alley Cats then Inner Circle, subsequently left to form their own band along with Inner Circle singer Milton “Prilly” Hamilton. They recruited bassist Richard Daley, formerly of Ken Boothe’s band and Tomorrow’s Children, and added drummer Carl Barovier and former Inner Circle percussionist Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett before making their live debut in early 1974.
Third World’s greatest success came in the late 1970s and early 1980s, peaking with their cover version of The O’Jays’ “Now That We Found Love” from their third album Journey to Addis, a hit single on both sides of the Atlantic in 1978, reaching the top ten in the UK. Journey to Addis became a top thirty hit album in the UK.
The band’s success continued on through the ’80s, as 1983’s All the Way Strong and 1985’s Sense of Purpose both made the R&B Top 50. The latter album produced several minor crossover hits in the title track, “One on One,” and “One More Time,” which sported state-of-the-art, club-friendly dance beats.
“One More Time’ was remixed by Judy Weinstein and Larry Levan for the US 12” single release.
One More Time (Vocal) 7:10
One More Time (Dub Version) 6:24