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  • Audio CD (3 Dec. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000026AON
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,698 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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BLACK UHURU

BBC Review

By 1979 the 'classic' line up of Black Uhuru was ready to conquer the world. Derek "Duckie" Simpson and Michael Rose, who had been together with Errol Nelson since 1977 now formed a partnership with American social worker, Sandra "Puma" Jones. It was her sweet vocal addition to the heady mix that was to prove the turning point.

In the early '80s if you wanted both critical and popular approval in the the dancehalls, there was only one rhythm team you needed to call to get your skank on: Sly and Robbie. It was Shakespeare and Dunbar who had sat behind the desk of the band's previous (breakthrough) album, Sinsemillia. In truth, Red, coming only eight months after serves up the same sunshiney mix of roots vibrations and electronic gadgetry.

It's a fairly irresistible mix of radical politics (Youth Of Eglington, Carbine) and positive fun (Sponji Reggae) all topped off with Rasta spirituality (Utterance) and good humour (Puff She Puff). Michael Rose's voice is a distinctive wail that delivers the mid-tempo numbers with conviction. Together the trio make the last stand for roots culture. Following this reggae was to take a dramatic swerve into ragga and dancehall, and such righteous fare was suddenly outmoded.

Yet, for a time they were THE name to drop, whether you were in Brixton or Brighton, even garnering a support slot with the Rolling Stones on a world tour. And while they continued to be a top draw for many years (a version of the band still exists), Red remains the peak of their back catalogue. --Chris Jones

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This album was voted one of the best albums of the 80's by the music bible 'Rolling Stone 'magazine. And rightly so,the beats were at the time planted before its time and even now 30 years later it holds the same spellbounding level.
The production team of the famed duo Sly n Robbie hit grooves that others on their taxi label who they produced as well envied.
Michael Rose the songwriter of the group writes with vision of brim fire and the back up vocals of Puma Jones'soft echoes smooths and blends in magically. All in all a great classic in any musical genre.
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Arguably their best work,with classics such as "Sponji Reggae", "Carbine", "Puff She Puff".Music to chill with a spliff to!!! Buy this record if you can, you will not be disappointed.
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Great chunky black vinyl - good to re visit this album - looking forward to downloading it for free.
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BLACK UHURU........BEST VOCAL GROUP SINCE MIGHTY DIAMONDS!!!!!
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FANTASTIC SERVICE AS USUAL MANY THANX AAA+++++++++
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