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Black Uhuru feat. Junior Reid, Live, Sunsplash San Carlos, CA 1986

Here is a very rare performance by Black Uhuru featuring Junior Reid on lead vocals.  After being dropped by Island Records, Michael Rose leaves Black Uhuru and is replaced by Waterhouse singer Junior Reid who leaves his group Voice of… Continue Reading

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Junior Reid w/ Black Uhuru Live, The Ritz, NYC, 1986

Included here is the NYC debut of Junior Reid as lead vocalist for Black Uhuru. After winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for 1985’s Anthem, Black Uhuru  is dropped by Island Records and lead vocalist Michael… Continue Reading

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Black Uhuru Demos, Unreleased Tracks

Here is a real treat for all Black Uhuru fans.  Needless to say, Black Uhuru own the heavyweight title in reggae post-1981.  Brutal, produced by Doctor Dread and recorded primarily in 1985 in Jamaica (some tracks were reworked and mixed… Continue Reading

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Black Uhuru feat. Puma Jones & Junior Reid Live at Chestnut Cabaret, 1985

It is fitting to share this rare gem now, considering we just posted the interview with Doctor Dread yesterday.  Michael Rose left Black Uhuru in 1984 and the group was promptly dropped by Island Records just one year after winning the… Continue Reading

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Sandra “Puma” Jones “City Vibes” (Demo, Brutal album)

Here is something really rare for you.  Puma Jones of Black Uhuru records a demo for her song “City Vibes” from the Brutal album (1986).  Click HERE to hear MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG’s Doug Wendt AKA MIDNIGHT DREAD interview Puma!