Black Uhuru Now
Option: "very intriguing"
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- Released: February 6, 1990
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Mesa / Bluemoon
Reflex"...Black Uhuru's realignment is a most welcome event."
- 2.Peace and Love
- 3.Army Band
- 4.Take Heed
- 5.Reggae Rock
- 6.Thinking About You
- 8.Freedom Fighter
- 9.Word Sound
- 10.Hey Joe
Black Uhuru: Don Carlos, Duckie Simpson, Garth Dennis.
Additional personnel: Frank Stepanek (guitar); Noel Davis (piano); Tony "Asha" Brissett (keyboards, piano); Leebert "Gibby" Morrison, Chris Meridith, Devon (bass); Rantagan, Tony (drums); Skyjuice, S. Wolf (percussion); Ived "Sen-C" Campbell (background vocals).
Principally recorded at the Mixing Lab, Kingston, Jamaica.
Personnel: Frank Stepanek (guitar); Tony "Asha" Brisset (piano, keyboards, drums); Noel Davis (piano); Sydney Wolfe (percussion); Ived Campbell (background vocals).
Recording information: Channel One Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Mixing Lab Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.
Photographers: Conley Major; Benjamin Groeper.
Unknown Contributor Role: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson.
Arrangers: Don Carlos; Garth Dennis; Tony "Asha" Brisset; Rankin' Scroo; Black Uhuru.
Black Uhuru has gone through more than their share of personnel changes over the years, yet maintained a distinctive, easily recognizable sound. By the time the enjoyable, though not outstanding, Now was recorded in 1990, Uhuru had reverted to their original mid-'70s lineup of Don Carlos, Garth Dennis and Duckie Simpson. Whether revisiting familiar classics like "Satan Army Band" and "The Heathen," or offering new material on "Imposter," "Freedom Fighter," and the catchy "Reggae Rock," the reggae veterans demonstrated that they could still have a strong rapport. One of the most pleasant surprises here is a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Hey, Joe," which works quite well in a reggae setting. ~ Alex Henderson
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