Hugh Mundell

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

14 June 1962, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 1983. Hugh Mundell made his first recording for producer Joe Gibbs, the unreleased ‘Where Is Natty Dread’, while barely in his teens. After this false start, his career really began when his precocious talent impressed session player/producer Augustus Pablo. Pablo enlisted his services as a DJ alongside Jah Bull on his Rockers sound system, and produced his first single release, ‘Africa Must Be Free’, in 1975. Several more singles were released over the next two years, including ‘My Mind’, ‘Don’t Stay Away Too Long’, ‘Let’s All Unite’ and ‘Book Of Life’, before the classic Africa Must Be Free By 1983, which was released in 1978, swiftly establishing Mundell’s name as a bright new roots star in the ascendant. Pablo further recorded Mundell on such sides as ‘That Little Short Man’, ‘Feeling Alright’, ‘Jah Says The Time...

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