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Early BlackUhuru sides, in between the Black Sounds OF Freedom LP they cut with Prince Jammy and their later LPs for Island, these are the first recordings they did with Sly & Robbie, a team with whom they'd go on to much greater success with later. Still, we find ourselves coming back to these mighty tracks again and again, some of our all time favorites. 6 tracks in all, in nice extended versions, most clocking in around 7 minutes: "Leaving To Zion", "General Penitentiary", "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?", "Abortion", "Natural Reggae Beat" and "Plastic Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has wear. Vinyl has some oxidation.)
One of the best ESP sessions from the mid 60s – and a startling album of avant tracks from Charles Tyler and his group that included Henry Grimes, Charles Moffet, Joe Friedman, and a young Ronald Jackson. Moffet plays vibes on the session, and combined with Friedman's cello and Grimes' bass, the overall sound is extremely dark and compelling – made even more so by Tyler's edgey work on alto sax. All told, the album's probably the greatest that Tyler ever recorded, and features a soulfulness that didn't always emerge on ESP sessions. Titles include "Lacy's Out East", "Three Spirits", "Black Mysticism", and "Strange Uhuru". CD
A mighty mighty tribute to the great Bob Marley – served up here by a host of former associates, family members, and Jamaican contemporaries – all in some lively concert performances that really open things up! The double-length set was a great seller at the time, and continues to be a spirited document of this key moment of reggae explosion on the global scene – and titles include "Sound System" and "Ku Klux Klan" by Steep Pulse, "Plastic Smile" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" by BlackUhuru, "The Bed's Too Big Without You" by Sheila Hylton, "Soon Forward" by Gregory Isaacs, "1865" by Third World, "Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds, "If I Had The World" by Dennis Brown, "Belly Full" by Rita Marley & The I-Threes, and "Sugar Pie" by Melody Makers & The Wailers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)
While the cover doesn't look so hot, the dubs and rhythms on this set are! Early and mid 80s rhythms produced & played by Sly & Robbie with the Taxi Gang, this set has the sort of modern dub feel we love so much about the BlackUhuru Dub Factor LP, nice rhythms with an updated feel, but not too much of the slick, crisp edge that ruins so much of today's digidub. 8 science fiction dubs, including our favorites, "Destination Unknown", "Skull & Crossbones" & "Jailbreak". CD