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Black Uhuru - General Penitentiary (Extended Mix) / Shine Eye Gal (Extended Mix)
Black Uhuru
General Penitentiary (Extended Mix) / Shine Eye Gal (Extended Mix)
12" | 2016 | UK | Original (Sly & Robbie Taxi Collectors Series)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Check out this reissue of classic Roots material from around 1979 featuring Black Uhuru, Sly & Robbie & The Taxi Gang!
Black Uhuru - Black Sounds Of Freedom
Black Uhuru - Pain / Painfully Dub
Black Uhuru - Pain
Black Uhuru
7" | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Top Ranking Sound)
9,99 €*
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Black Uhuru first formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for 'freedom'). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick "Duckie" Simpson as the mainstay. As a unique singer in his own right, Delroy "Junior" Reid had the opportunity to reach a wider international audience when he was offered the chance to be the lead singer in Black Uhuru in 1986. Always a strong follower of Black Uhuru, and with a similar vocal style, Reid elevated the group to another level delivering militant albums like 'Brutal' and 'Positive'. 'Pain' is a superb little Digi tune recorded with respected heavyweight Steven Stanley in 1987 during the recording of the 'Positive' LP. Later it also appeared on Reid's own JR Label as "Pain On The Poorman Brain" but with a different mix and listening experience. TRS is pleased to announce the 7" reissue of "Pain" is available right now. Licensed though Real Authentic Sounds (RAS).
Black Uhuru - Hard Ground
Black Uhuru
Hard Ground
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Jah Fingers)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The story of the great roots reggae harmony trio Black Uhuru is one defined by many unexpected twists and turns. In its best known form, led by Michael Rose and with founding member Duckie Simpson and the black American female vocalist, Puma Jones, the group would enjoy the greatest popularity of any act in the wake of Bob Marley’s untimely death in 1981, but the origins of the group lay in the turbulent Waterhouse district during the mid-1970s. Duckie first formed the group as Uhuru, the Swahili word for unity, with Garth Dennis as lead singer and Don Carlos to join him in harmony; after cutting an adaptation of the Impressions’ “Romancing To The Folk Song” at Dynamics, “Time Is On Our Side” at Randy’s for Clive Chin, and “Slow Coach” for Raymond “Benno” Anderson, Dennis drifted into the Wailing Souls and Don Carlos went solo, leading Duckie to recruit rising Waterhouse vocalist Michael “Tony” Rose as lead singer, and Errol Nelson from the Jays for harmony. Their debut album, Love Crisis, was produced, voiced and mixed at King Tubby’s studio by Prince Jammy and remains and outstanding example of Jammy’s roots reggae production phase. The song “Hard Ground” vamps on a similar theme to Marley’s “Talking Blues”: Rose sings of a life of everyday hardship, with destitution and homelessness the pervading factors. On the extended dub portion and dub the instrumental cuts that follow the alternate vocal take of this enthralling 12-inch EP, you can hear the non-standard instrumentation that helps make the work so innovative, with Winston Wright’s harpsichord melody emphasising the hopelessness of Rose’s emotive lyrics, the commanding rhythm and understated bass and guitar from Robbie Shakespeare and Chinna Smith completing the picture.
Black Uhuru - Live At Rockpalast
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