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Black Uhuru

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Black Uhuru: Sinsemilla (Island)

Review by Chris Salewicz, The Face, September 1980

THE THREE-piece vocal group has always been one of the strongest archetypes of reggae. Commencing some two years ago, and operating for a short period ...

Black Uhuru: Last Exit to Brooklyn

Interview by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, 4 October 1980

Brooklyn is definitely a dread neighbourhood. A neighbourhood of brownstone buildings and trees, Selassie’s Herbal Groceries store and the Cool Runnings Candy Store. ...

Black Uhuru: Red (Island)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 23 May 1981

Tolerance, Peace, Life ...

Black Uhuru: Red (Island ILPS 9625)*****

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 30 May 1981

THE KING of reggae may be at rest, but the beat he spent his life supporting lives on. While the media have paid their varied ...

Black Uhuru

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 6 June 1981

Paulo Hewitt goes to New York and tries to find some common ground with BLACK UHURU's crucial three. ...

Black Uhuru: Stepping On The Dragon

Report and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 18 July 1981

THE COACH journey from London to Bristol went quicker than I had originally expected. It hardly seemed five minutes since we were stepping aboard the ...

Black Uhuru: Black Sounds Of Freedom The Wailing Souls: Firehouse Rock Toyan: How the West Was Won

Review by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, 29 August 1981

THE Greensleeves label, tucked under the concrete arm of the motorway at Hammersmith Roundabout, seems to still be carrying the swing – chart-wise too, now ...

Black Uhuru: My Father's Place, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, October 1981

I HAD TO choose between this and the Palladium show (the entire Black Uhuru American Tour) and I figured this was the show to see. ...

Black Uhuru, Mink De Ville, The Undertones: Roackpalast, Essen, West Germany

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 24 October 1981

THESE BIENNIAL all-night Rockpalast bloat-ons are comically close to the idea of a festival mentality geared to Germanic efficiency: You vill be entertained! The groups ...

Black Uhuru: Roots Reality

Profile and Interview by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, November 1981


Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, The Melodians, Leslie Kong: Reggae Albums

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, November 1981

Peter Tosh: Wanted Dread And Alive (Rolling Stones Records/EMI America) The "King" Kong Compilation (Mango) Melodians: Sweet Sensation (Mango) Black Uhuru: Red (Mango) ...

Black Uhuru: Tear It Up (Island)

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 13 February 1982

BLACK UHURU'S tour of English provinces last year took place at a time when the streets were torn with riot, ironically the perfect setting for ...

The Police, Black Uhuru: Byrne Arena, East Rutherford NJ

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 8 May 1982

IT LOOKS intriguing from a distance, the Byrne Arena, glowing in the darkness of the New Jersey Meadowlands. But it starts to look scary as ...

Black Uhuru: Tear It Up (Island) ***½

Review by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1982

MOST OF THE songs on this live LP date back to Black Uhuru's early days and, as a result, may not be familiar to American ...

Black Uhuru: Chill Out (Island)****1/2

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 12 June 1982

AFTER THE blistering scorch that came out as Red, things in the Uhuru camp just had to cool off before the next major assault could ...

Black Uhuru: What's Up Ducks?

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 3 July 1982

The Black Uhuru dilemma — they're hard, but is their militancy also a weakness? ...

Black Uhuru: Pure Mad People Live In This Place

Profile and Interview by Richard Grabel, Creem, April 1983

WHEN BOB Marley died, there was some loose talk going around about Michael Rose, Black Uhuru's lead singer and songwriter, being groomed to be "the ...

Black Uhuru: International Anthem

Interview by Jack Barron, Sounds, 7 July 1984

SO...WHAT is life? A location and time? Hardly. We could be almost anywhere, but... ...


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