• 1. Pain
  • 2. Painfully Dub

Black Uhuru first formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick “Duckie” Simpson as the mainstay. As a unique singer in his own right, Delroy “Junior” Reid had the opportunity to reach a wider international audience when he was offered the chance to be the lead singer in Black Uhuru in 1986. Always a strong follower of Black Uhuru, and with a similar vocal style, Reid elevated the group to another level delivering militant albums like ‘Brutal’ and ‘Positive’. ‘Pain’ is a superb little Digi tune recorded with respected heavyweight Steven Stanley in 1987 during the recording of the ‘Positive’ LP. Later it also appeared on Reid’s own JR Label as “Pain On The Poorman Brain” but with a different mix and listening experience.

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Black UhuruSun Is ShiningTaxi
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Black UhuruPlastic Smile (Extended Mix)Taxi
Released in 1980 from the album "Black Uhuru" Sly & Robbie and Michael Rose on killer form with this extended mix and rare dub cuts on the flip. Play...
Black UhuruSensimelia (Extended Mix)Taxi
Classic Black Uhuru 1980 tune with the extended version plus dubs with Sly Dunbar's percussion right to the front of the mix. Clean and loud pressings...

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