Black Uhuru


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Recorded during a 1994 tour by the fourth lineup of one of reggae's longest-running acts, featuring band founder Derrick "Duckie" Simpson and vocalists Don Carlos and Garth Dennis--both of whom had been in early versions of the band before the classic Michael Rose-Puma Jones lineup of the late '70s and early '80s--BLACK UHURU LIVE is one of the most exciting live reggae albums of the '90s.

Reaching back into the Rose-Jones songbook for Uhuru classics like "Anthem," as well as sterling versions of more recent material like the rude-boy updating of the American garage-rock anthem "Hey Joe," the trio are in excellent voice, and the backing band, led as always by the rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, smokes throughout. Excellent stuff.

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