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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Alphabet Beats #013: The Letter B is for...Black Uhuru

B is for...


Today we turn our attention to a fine Reggae band that have been on the go since 1972 and with plenty of line up changes down through the years they are still playing in this present day. In the music section I have included which line ups have recorded each album and have tried to find links for each release.


Rockpalast, Essen 1981

The Music
Click On The Links.

 Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Michael Rose, Errol "Tarzan" Nelson
    1977 – Love Crisis
    1981 – Black Sounds of Freedom (Love Crisis re-edition)

Group: Derek "Duckie" Simpson, Michael Rose, Sandra "Puma" Jones, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare
    1979 – Showcase
   1980 – Sinsemilla
    1981 – Red
    1982 – Chill Out
    1983 – Anthem

Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Delroy "Junior" Reid, Sandra "Puma" Jones
    1986 – Brutal

Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Delroy "Junior" Reid, Olafunke
    1987 – Positive

Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Garth Dennis, Don Carlos
    1990 – Now
    1991 – Iron Storm
    1993 – Mystical Truth (also titled as One Love)
    1994 – Strongg

Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Jenifah Nyah, Andrew Bees
    1998 – Unification
    2001 – Dynasty

Live / Dub albums:
    1982 – Uhuru in Dub
    1982 – Tear It Up – Live (album and video).
    1983 – The Dub Factor
    1984 – Live
    1986 – Brutal Dub
    1987 – The Positive Dub
    1988 – Live In New York City
    1990 – Now Dub
    1990 – Love Dub (Uhuru In Dub re-edition)
    1992 – Iron Storm Dub
    1993 – Mystical Truth Dub
    1994 – Strongg Dubb
    2000 – Live 1984
    2001 – In Dub
    2001 – Dubbin' It Live (summer 2001, at PalΓ©o Festival)
    2013 - Live In Germany 1981 (Rockpalast on CD and DVD - Live DVD Posted above).


Compilations
Liberation: Island Anthology.
Greatest Hits Live.
The Complete Anthem Sessions.
RAS Portraits: Black Uhuru.

My Top 5
01. Shine Eye Gal.
02. Sponji Reggae.
03. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.
04. The Great Train Robbery.
05. Youth of Eglington.





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