Black Uhuru – November 26, 1982 Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Black Uhuru – November 26, 1982
Jamaica World Music Festival – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Black Uhuru with Michael Rose, Puma Jones, and Ducky Simpson in my opinion were  Black Uhuru at their best.  With Sly and Robbie and other top notch musicians, Uhuru tore up the reggae scene in the late 70’s early 80’s with massive hits like General Penitentiary, Abortion, Plastic Smile, World is Africa, Chill Out,  and many more. Their uncompromising roots music made them a huge band worldwide but especially in the UK.  Check the youtube video below, first time on youtube the complete set from the Jamaica World Music Festival.

The Jamaica World Music Festival in Montego Bay on Nov 27, 1982 was part of a 3 day event that combined rock, pop, soul and reggae artists. The festival never became the annual event it was hoped to become, but lucky for fans most of the show has become available to collectors.  Some of the other bands that played at the festival included The Clash, The Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin, The Talking Head, The English Beat, Toots and The Maytals, Rita Marley and The Melody Makers, and the historic and controversial set from Peter Tosh. Here in its complete form is the wicked set from Black Uhuru who were in top form in 1982.  This recording comes from the master tape so it is as good as quality you can get without a studio remaster. I will feature other sets from some of the other artists in future posts.

d1t01 – Shine Eye Gal
d1t02 – Plastic Smile
d1t03 – I Love King Selassie
d1t04 – Chill Out
d1t05 – Darkness
d1t06 – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
d1t07 – Abortion ->
d1t08 – General Penitentiary
d1t09 – Happiness ->
d1t10 – World Is Africa
d1t11 – Sensemilla
d1t12 – Sponji Reggae
d1t13 – Mondays