Formed in Jamaica by Rudolph Garth Dennis, Derrick Duckie Simpson (24 June 1950) and Euvin Don Carlos Spencer in 1974, Black Uhuru first recorded a version of Curtis Mayfields Romancing To The Folk Song for Dynamics Top Cat label as Uhuru (the Swahili word for freedom), which met with limited success. Dennis then joined the Wailing Souls and McCarlos (as Don Carlos) went on to a solo career. Simpson then enlisted Michael Rose as lead singer, who himself had previously recorded as a solo artist for Yabby You (on the excellent Born Free) and for Winston Niney Holness, including the first recording of Guess Whos Coming To Dinner, inspired by the Sidney Poitier movie. Errol Nelson, from the Jayes, was used for harmonies. This line-up sang on an album for Prince Jammy in 1977 entitled Love Crisis, later reissued and retitled Black Sounds Of Freedom, after...
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