Black Uhuru cuts from the MIDNIGHT RAVER vinyl vaults

PLUS RARE RADIO INTERVIEW WITH SANDRA “PUMA” JONES OF BLACK UHURU!  AN EXCLUSIVE RE-UP FROM THE VAULTS OF THE MIDNIGHT DREAD!

Several vinyl cuts from Jah Raver’s vinyl collection featuring interesting and noteworthy Black Uhuru selections.

The first appears on Black Uhuru’s debut album LOVE CRISIS which was released in 1977 on the Jammy’s label.  The single, released on a Jammy’s 7″ 45 rpm vinyl record, is credited to Black Sound of Ultro, one of several names the group experimented with before deciding on Black Uhuru.  To read more check my interview with Uhuru founder Garth Dennis.

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The second tune is Michael Rose performing Bob Marley’s “Sun Is Shining” backed by Sly & Robbie.  Issued on a Hitbound 7″ in 1974.  According to Sly, he was producing tracks for Michael Rose and his brother in 1974.  After his brother tragically died in a car crash, Rose focused on his music full-time.  The first two tracks he cut with Sly and Robbie were “Let Him Go” and “Sun Is Shining, both cut in 1974.

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Rare US pressing of “Crisis” by Black Sounds Huro…

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A brutal track, and my favorite featuring Rose from the RED LP…

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A stunner from Garth Dennis…

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Black Uhuru cut several tracks for Dennis Brown’s cousin Castro Brown for Dennis’ DEB Music label.  Amazing tunes like “Wood For My Fire” and “Rent Man.”

Check the wicked version on “Wood For My Fire” which features Johnny Osbourne on harmonica.

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One of only two tracks cut by the original line-up of Don Carlos, Garth Dennis, and Duckie Simpson before splitting in the early 1970s.  “Going To Zion” AKA “Time Is On Our Side” was produced by Clive Chin at Randy’s Studio for One Way records.

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Here is Black Uhuru feat. Junior Reid on lead vocals rehearsing a track titled “Frontline” in 1984 during the BRUTAL sessions.  The track never saw a proper release.

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Rehearsing “Let Us Pray” and “Eleanor Rigby” during the BRUTAL sessions…

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Here is a re-post of the rare radio interview with the late Sandra “Puma” Jones by the MIDNIGHT DREAD!

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