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Black Uhuru

Band, *1972 JM, Waterhouse
Reggae
A.k.a. Black Sounds Of Ultro

Roots Reggae group, formed 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica. One of the most popular reggae acts ever and the first one to win a Grammy. Founded by Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Don Carlos (2) and Rudolph "Garth" Dennis. Rose to international fame in the '80s, when they were joined with the rhythm section of Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare and with Michael Rose as leadsinger. After his departure Rose was replaced by young singers like Junior Reid and Andrew Bees.

        
Members
PortraitRobbie Shakespeare
b *1953 JM
PortraitJunior Reid
voc *1963 JM
PortraitMichael Rose
voc *1957 JM
PortraitPuma Jones
voc, bvoc 1953-1990 JM
PortraitDuckie Simpson
voc, bvoc
PortraitAndrew Bees
voc
PortraitRudolph "Garth" Dennis
voc, bvoc *1949 JM
PortraitLowell Dunbar
dr
Errol Wilson
voc
PortraitEuvin Spencer
PortraitJo Jo Mac
JM
Popular Tracks   
Sinsemilla on Sinsemilla by Black Uhuru
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner on Reggae Pa' Curar La Cruda by Various Artists
Sponji Reggae on Red by Black Uhuru
Shine Eye Gal on Guess Who's Coming To Dinner by Black Uhuru
I Love King Selassie on Black Sounds Of Freedom by Black Uhuru
Youth Of Eglington on Red by Black Uhuru
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on Guess Who's Coming To Dinner by Black Uhuru
Sponji Reggae on Reggae Greats by Black Uhuru
Great Train Robbery on Brutal by Black Uhuru
Happiness on Sinsemilla by Black Uhuru

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
As The World TurnsBlack Uhuru2018Album
Let Us Pray / Dread In The MountainBlack Uhuru2018Album
Jah GuideBlack Uhuru2017Single
Hard GroundBlack Uhuru2017Album
Sun Is Shining / TribulationBlack Uhuru / Joy White2016Single
The Ritz, NY, Oct '81Black Uhuru2016Album
General Penitentiary / Shine Eye GalBlack Uhuru2016Album
Live At Rockpalast - Essen 1981Black Uhuru2016Album
I Love King SelassieBlack Uhuru & Chronixx2015Single
World Is AfricaBlack Uhuru2014Single
Youths Of EglingtonBlack Uhuru2013Album
I Love King Selassie (Remix)Black Uhuru2013Album
The Best Of Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming To DinnerBlack Uhuru2012Compil.
Live in London - 25th AnniversaryBlack Uhuru2008Album
Live In Chicago 1984 With Sly & RobbieBlack Uhuru2008Album
Rastaman To Africa / I Love King SelassieRas Shiloh / Black Uhuru2007Single
Scorching RayBlack Uhuru2007Single
Party In Session: The Black Uhuru CollectionBlack Uhuru2007Compil.
One Love / I Love King SelassieSizzla / Black Uhuru2006Album
Radikal Roots Re-Edits Volume 11Black Uhuru2005Album
DollarsBlack Uhuru2004Single
BrutalBlack Uhuru2004Compil.
This Is Crucial ReggaeBlack Uhuru2004Compil.
Zion HighRanking Joe With Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown2003Compil.
Love Crisis / Black Sounds Of FreedomBlack Uhuru2003Album
The Best Of Black UhuruBlack Uhuru2002Compil.
ClassicBlack Uhuru2001Compil.
Dubbin' It LiveBlack Uhuru2001Album
DynastyBlack Uhuru2001Album
Party / Dutty MoneyBlack Uhuru Feat. Michael Rose / Sweetie Irie2000Single
Live 84Black Uhuru2000Album
Ultimate CollectionBlack Uhuru2000Compil.
What Is Life - An Introduction To Black UhuruBlack Uhuru1999Compil.
Brutal / Dread Beat & Riddims 3Black Uhuru1999Compil.
I Love King Sellasie / Give The People WhatBlack Uhuru / Sugar Minott1999Album
It Ago RedBlack Uhuru1999Single
Fire HouseBlack Uhuru1999Single
Mr. Gunis / It A Go RedBushman / Black Uhuru1999Single
Five Star GeneralBlack Uhuru1999Single
UnificationBlack Uhuru1998Album
I Love SelassieHammer Mouth / Black Uhuru1998Single
RAS PortraitsBlack Uhuru1997Compil.
Strongg DubbBlack Uhuru1994Album
StronggBlack Uhuru1994Album
Mystical Truth DubBlack Uhuru1993Album
One LoveBlack Uhuru1993Single
LiveBlack Uhuru1993Album
Liberation: The Island AnthologyBlack Uhuru1993Compil.
Iron Storm DubBlack Uhuru1992Album
Slippin' Into DarknessBlack Uhuru1992Single
Tip Of The IcebergBlack Uhuru With Ice-T1992Single
Mystical TruthBlack Uhuru1992Album
Iron StormBlack Uhuru1991Album
20 Greatest HitsBlack Uhuru1991Compil.
Love DubBlack Uhuru1990Album
Take HeedBlack Uhuru1990Single
Now DubBlack Uhuru1990Album
NowBlack Uhuru1990Album
NowBlack Uhuru1990Album
Reggae RockBlack Uhuru1990Album
In Concert-468Black Uhuru1989Album
Prince Jammy Presents A Dub Extravaganza "Uhuru In Dub" & "Osbourne In Dub"Prince Jammy Meet Johnny Osbourne And Black Uhuru Featuring Sly & Robbie1988Compil.
Live In New York CityBlack Uhuru1988Album
Fire CityBlack Uhuru1987Single
Conquer The TankerBlack Uhuru1987Album
Let Us Pray / Dread In The MountainBlack Uhuru1987Single
Positive DubBlack Uhuru1987Album
PositiveBlack Uhuru1987Album
Pain On The Poorman BrainBlack Uhuru1987Single
The Great Train RobberyBlack Uhuru1986Album
Tear It Up - Live At The RainbowBlack Uhuru1986Album
Brutal DubBlack Uhuru1986Album
Let Us PrayBlack Uhuru1986Single
BrutalBlack Uhuru1986Album
In Concert-391The Wailers Band And Black Uhuru1986Album
Fit You Haffe FitBlack Uhuru1985Album
Conviction Or FineBlack Uhuru1985Album
My King For EverBlack Uhuru1985Single
What Is Life?Black Uhuru1984Album
Reggae GreatsBlack Uhuru1984Compil.
Botanical RootsBlack Uhuru1984Single
SolidarityBlack Uhuru1984Single
Stuck On You / What Is LifeLionel Richie / Black Uhuru1984Single
Youth / Big Spliff / Sodom / SlaughterBlack Uhuru1983Album
Party Next DoorBlack Uhuru1983Album
AnthemBlack Uhuru1983Album
The Dub FactorBlack Uhuru1983Album
Uhuru In DubPrince Jammy With Sly & Robbie / Black Uhuru1982Album
Tear It Up - LiveBlack Uhuru1982Album
Right StuffBlack Uhuru1982Single
Chill OutBlack Uhuru1982Album
Black Uhuru: Tear it UpBlack Uhuru1982Album
Chill OutBlack Uhuru1982Album
MondaysBlack Uhuru1982Single
DarknessBlack Uhuru1982Album
Bad Girls / ColombusBlack Uhuru, Burning Spear1981Single
Black Sounds Of FreedomBlack Uhuru1981Album
RedBlack Uhuru1981Album
Sponji Reggae / UtteranceBlack Uhuru1981Single
SinsemillaBlack Uhuru1980Album
SinsemillaBlack Uhuru1980Album
Rent Man / Resident Area / EvictionBlack Uhuru / Jah Grundy / Joe Gibbs & The Professionals1980Album
SinsemillaBlack Uhuru1980Single
General PenitentiaryBlack Uhuru1979Single
AbortionBlack Uhuru1979Single
Bad Girl / African LoveBlack Uhuru1979Single
Zion (Leaving to Zion) / TonightBlack Uhuru as Black Uhro / The Revolutionaries1979Album
Plastic Smile / Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?Black Uhuru1979Album
Guess Who Is Coming To DinnerBlack Uhuru1979Single
Rent ManMichael Rose & Black Uhuru1979Single
Guess Who Is Coming To DinnerBlack Uhuru1979Single
Shine EyeBlack Uhuru / D-Roy Band1979Album
Wood For My FireBlack Uhuru1979Single
ShowcaseBlack Uhuru1979Album
Time To UniteBlack Uhuru And The Aggrovators1978Single
Plastic Smile / Powder FaceBlack Uhuru / The Revolutionaries1978Single
Natural Mystic / Sorry For That ManBlack Uhuru1977Album
CrisisBlack Uhuru1977Single
Love CrisisBlack Uhuru - Toney - Duckie Simpson - Errol Wilson1977Album
Garvey Days / Blood ShedBlack Uhuru1977Album
King Selassie / Version (Zion Freedom)Black Uhuru1977Single
Sun Is ShiningBlack Uhuru1977Single
Handcuff / Typhoon / Double Trouble / African LoveGregory Isaacs / Junior Delgado / Dennis Brown / Black Uhuru1977Album
Going To ZionBlack Uhuru1975Single
Folk SongBlack Uhuru1972Single
Times To Unite / African LoveBlack UhuruSingle
Babylon One WayBlack UhuruAlbum
Conquer The TankerBlack UhuruSingle
Up Mercy StreetBlack Uhuru & Yasus AfariSingle
Brand New WorldBlack UhuruSingle
Scorching Day / Love You ThreeBlack Uhuru / Ras MyrhdakSingle
No No NoBlack UhuruSingle
Let Him GoBlack UhuruSingle
A Eden Pan StreetBlack UhuruSingle
Rock And Come On / Eden Pon StreetJohnny Osbourne / Black UhuruAlbum
Get Rich & SwitchBlack UhuruAlbum
Happiness / AfricaBlack UhuruSingle
Hard Times / Willow TreeBlack UhuruAlbum
Sorry For The Man / Time Is A MomentBlack Uhuru / Wayne SmithAlbum
AquariusBlack Uhuru & The TamlinsSingle
Higher GroundsBlack UhuruSingle
Rent Man / TennamentBlack Uhuru / Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsSingle
Shine Eye / Plastic SmileBlack UhuruSingle
Eye MarketBlack UhuruSingle
Brand New WorldBlack UhuruSingle
Leaving To Zion / Natural Reggae BeatBlack UhuruAlbum
Let Him Go & Eglington Rock / Babylon Grandson & Herb Man RockMichael Rose & Black Uhuru / John SawdenAlbum
Unity Time / Eden Pan StreetBlack UhuruAlbum
GeneralBlack UhuruSingle
Wood For Me Fire / Words Of The FatherBlack Uhuru / Earl Cunningham And Jah ThomasAlbum
Morning Train / Let Him GoAlric Forbes, Black UhuruAlbum
Sponji Reggae / VersionBlack UhuruSingle
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