Tradepost Entertainment

No Image Available Vinyl

Live At Rockpalast

Black Uhuru

Price: $28.99

Available in stores:

New Stock - Online Only,

Standard Shipping: $4.00 (Free on orders of $50 or more)


SLY & ROBBIE recruited the American rock guitarist Daryl Thompson (? 2014) whom they knew from their time with PETER TOSH. They engaged the keyboardist Franklyn "Bubbler" Waul who was however not allowed to play the reggae typical shuffle organ but to steadily thrash the offbeat onto the piano. Those two musicians who were being replaced at several shows with Keith Sterling and Mikey Chung formed the core of BLACK UHURU which together with a second guitarist and a percussionist also dominated the stage in Essen. Sly's varied drum patterns, Robbie's bass drive, the straight offbeat and Thompson's warped guitar licks were a combination that never had been heard like this in reggae before, a hypnotic wall of sound as basis for the revolutionary Rastafarian lyrics of Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson, now and then interrupted by surprising echo effects. After their performance at ROCKPALAST, BLACK UHURU enjoyed worldwide success including three more albums ("Red", "Chill Out", and "Anthem"). Then, Michael Rose no longer wanted to go on - allegedly because of jealousies from Duckie Simpson - and was replaced with Junior Reid. The new outfit managed to create two more UK Top 10 hits with the songs 'Fit You Haffe Fit' and 'The Great Train Robbery' and released the albums "Brutal" and "Positive". In 1990 Puma Jones died; SLY& ROBBIE retreated. Duckie Simpson who held the rights to the name BLACK UHURU carried on with the project, reactivating the founders Don Carlos and Garth Dennis and releasing Albums like "Now" and "Iron Storm" but remained far from the bands' success of the 80's. Matching the trend, dub mixes were released out of turn on top of several albums during the bands' hot phase "Uhuru In Dub", "The Dub Factor", "Brutal Dub" and "Positive Dub", also each line-up released at least one live album. However, none of them possessed the quality and the energy of this ROCKPALAST performance in 1981

Disk 1

  1. General Penitentiary
  2. Happiness
  3. King Selassie
  4. Plastic Smile
  5. Puff She Puff
  6. Push Push
  7. Shine Eye Gal
  8. Youth Of Eglington

Disk 2

  1. Abortion
  2. Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner
  3. Sinsemilla
  4. Sponji Reggae
  5. World Is Africa

Product Details


UPC Number: 136000021800

** Digital codes or downloadable content may or may not be present and are not guaranteed to be valid on used products.

** Used items are gently used and some wear is to be expected. Cover art may vary.

** Cartridge games come with the cartridge only

** Images of cover art may vary, stock image shown

Customer who viewed this item also viewed: