• Black Uhuru – Pain
    • Black Uhuru – Painfully Dub
    • 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 UhuruLet Us Pray / Dread In The MountainTop Ranking Sound
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    • Black Uhuru – Dub
    • Black Uhuru – Dread In The Mountain
    • Black Uhuru – Dub
    Black UhuruSun Is ShiningTaxi
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      Black UhuruYouths Of Eglington (12" Extended Mix)Taxi
      One of their best tunes from 1980 with Sly & Robbie at the controls, and destroying all rhythm sections in their wake...Now with percussive dubs on...
      • Black Uhuru – Youths Of Eglington 12" Extended Mix
      • Black Uhuru – Youths Of Eglington Rock
      • Black Uhuru – Youths Of Kingston Dub
      Black UhuruGuess Who Is Coming To DinnerTaxi
      Black Uhuru at the height of the powers in the early eighties with the mighty Sly & Robbie on board pushing the percussive rhythm forward with rare...
      • Black Uhuru – Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner
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      Black UhuruPlastic Smile (Extended Mix)Taxi
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      • Bare Essentials – Different Size
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      • Senya – Show Some Love
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      • Israel Vibration – Middle East
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      • Israel Vibration – Greedy Dub
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      • Black Uhuru – Let Us Pray
      • Black Uhuru – Dub
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      • Black Uhuru – Dub
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        • Mikey Melody – Ragamuffin Sound (Version)
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