Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Live Sounds of Freedom

Crucial live collection from the last of the Island reggae masters.
Captured in full flight, the classic Uhuru line-up perform some wonderful vocal harmonies supported by the monster rhythm section of Sly and Robbie.

The hits are there ('Shine Eye Gal', 'General Penitentiary' and 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner'), along with great album tracks, highlighted by an up-beat, bubbly version of 'Sinsemilla', and an excellent return to the early track 'I Love King Selassie', benefiting enormously from the addition of Puma's voice, off-setting perfectly Simpson and Rose's symbiotic harmonies.
Black Uhuru - Tear It Up (1982)

Shine Eye Gal
Plastic Smile
General Penitentiary
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
I Love King Selassie
Leaving For Zion

Decent vinyl rip @320kbs
For best effect remove pauses when burning.
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Anonymous said...

cheers roy
first time hearing for this one...
always loved the BU groove, i think a lot of 70s/80s uk reggae gets overlooked in favor of JA Sounds...
which is a shame really.
hope you're well mate.

. said...

(Hey - I and I've had these dreadlock extensions - cool, huh?)

roy rocket said...

All's well.

(They'll make for a right natty comb-over. Bless...)

coirce said...

It was listening to John Peel playing Black Uhuru and Misty In Roots back in the early 80s that got me into roots music, and I've never looked back, thanks for putting this up, classic tunes!