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Alborosie Meets Kymani Marley, Steel Pulse

Specialist Presents Alborosie And Friends Genre: Reggae Label: Greensleeves Catalog Number: VPGS7016 Release Date: 17.06.2014 Alborosie & Friends pairs the multi-talented  musician /producer with some of reggae’s greatest voices, celebrating a range of classic hits and developing talents.  The 2 CD… Continue Reading

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10 things you didn’t know about Steel Pulse

1.  The band released their first single Kibudu, Mansetta And Abuku in 1975 on the Dip label. 2.  Steel Pulse was a regular opener for punk groups like Stranglers, Generation-X, XTC, and the Adverts around London from 1975-1977.  This resulted… Continue Reading

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Natty Dread Marches on Washington

David Hinds of Steel Pulse talks Trayvon Martin, Martin Luther King, and a new album and documentary with MIDNIGHT RAVER. When you consider the great reggae poets of the past forty years, names like Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mutabaruka, Benjamin Zephaniah… Continue Reading

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Steel Pulse “Save Black Music” 12″ (Elektra)

And here we have yet another Steel Pulse vinyl single, “Save Black Music” from the Grammy Award-winning album Babylon The Bandit.  Overall, a mediocre effort from Steel Pulse with several outstanding tracks.  The opening track “Save Black Music” is striking… Continue Reading

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Steel Pulse “Handsworth Revolution” / “Revolution Version”

This right here is a first.  Unless you are in possession of one of Steel Pulse’s 12-inch singles, which are fairly rare to come by, you have probably never heard a Steel Pulse dub track.  I’m not sure why they… Continue Reading

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David Hinds: “Jah Vengeance” Single (2009)

Crucial single from the frontman for Steel Pulse.  Perhaps a shout to the classic Yabby You tune. [vodpod id=Video.16528266&w=425&h=350&fv=] Here is the classic tune performed by Yabby You and the Sons of Jah, a Jamaican reggae band. They made at… Continue Reading

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Steel Pulse Live at the London Hammersmith Palais, September 1985

It’s 1985 and Steel Pulse is entering a transitional period.  Commenting on that period lead singer David Hinds recalls, “By the mid-’80s, our style of politically conscious, spiritually-aware reggae music was being phased out. We had to try to get… Continue Reading