Uhuru Na Umoja

Frank Wright - Uhuru Na Umoja (1970) [remaster 2004]  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at July 1, 2012
Frank Wright - Uhuru Na Umoja (1970) [remaster 2004]

Frank Wright - Uhuru Na Umoja (1970) [remaster 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 228 MB | Scans JPG - 56 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 81 MB
Genre: jazz, free jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: UM/Emarcy | CAT # 067 940-2 | 2004

Uhuru Na Umoja is a fiery 1970 date with Frank Wright leading a bassless quartet with Noah Howard on alto, Bobby Few on piano, and Art Taylor on drums. The tunes (or at least the heads) were composed by Howard: Ayler-esque, simple introductory melodies that quickly blast off to the stratosphere. Wright's gruff tenor contrasts nicely with Howard's sweeter tone, which is not really less intense, just less ferocious. Taylor is really impressive on his first foray into free music from his storied hard bop background, and Few's playing is nothing short of elegant even when the rest of the band is whipping up a storm.
Black Uhuru  - Live At Rockpalast - Essen 1981 (2017) {CD+DVD9 MIG 90652)

Black Uhuru - Live At Rockpalast - Essen 1981 (2017) {CD+DVD9 MIG 90652)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 501 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
DVD9 -> 6.34 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 118 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 53 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2017 WDR / MIG-Music | MIG 90652
Reggae / Roots Reggae

SLY & ROBBIE recruited the American rock guitarist Daryl Thompson († 2014) whom they knew from their time with PETER TOSH. They engaged the keyboardist Franklyn 'Bubbler' Waul who was however not allowed to play the reggae typical shuffle organ but to steadily thrash the offbeat onto the piano. Those two musicians who were being replaced at several shows with Keith Sterling and Mikey Chung formed the core of BLACK UHURU which together with a second guitarist and a percussionist also dominated the stage in Essen.

Sean Na'auao - Neutralize It (2000)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 7, 2017
Sean Na'auao - Neutralize It (2000)

Sean Na'auao - Neutralize It (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 354 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 144 mb
Genre: world, Hawaiian, Jawaiian

Neutralize It is a 2000 album by Hawaiian singer/guitarist/songwriter Sean Na'auao. It is uncertain what "it" refers to but maybe it is on this album, which is known for one of the final statements of Hawwaiian music of the 20th century, the beautiful "Ka Pilina". This was released by the Poi Pounder label on 22 August, 2000
Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Harlem Bush Music: Uhuru (1971/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Harlem Bush Music: Uhuru (1971/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:58 minutes | 1,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Uhuru" is one of two albums of "Harlem Bush Music" recorded in November of 1970 and January of 1971 by Gary Bartz NTU Troop. The title itself shows that soprano/alto Bartz and singer Andy Bey were moving toward a more expansive format to explore black consciousness within the realm of jazz. This righteously grooving mixture of jazz, funk, soul, and searching rhythms proves an essential and politically relevant entry in the canon of timeless jazz recordings.
Black Uhuru - Black Uhuru (Live at Rockpalast Essen 1981) (2016)

Black Uhuru - Black Uhuru (Live at Rockpalast Essen 1981) (2016)
Reggae, Roots, Dub | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:25 | 172 MB
Label: M.i.G - music GmbH | Release Year: 2016

Sly's varied drum patterns, Robbie's bass drive, the straight offbeat and Thompson's warped guitar licks combined never had been heard in reggae before, a hypnotic wall of sound as basis for the revolutionary Rastafarian lyrics of Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson, now and then interrupted by surprising echo effects. After the Rockpalast gig Black Uhuru enjoyed worldwide success.

Black Uhuru - Red (1981)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 23, 2014
Black Uhuru - Red (1981)

Black Uhuru - Red (1981)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Mango CCD 9625 | rel: 1988 | 260Mb

The sophomore release from the third and most successful incarnation of Black Uhuru (singers Don Carlos, Erroll "Jay" Wilson, and Rudolph "Garth" Dennis had come before), Red spotlights the singing talents of then rising star Michael Rose, American-born Sandra "Puma" Jones, and original member Derrick "Duckie" Simpson. Backed by the tight and dancehall-era defining Sly & Robbie band, the trio reels off eight high-quality reggae cuts here, including classics like "Youth of Eglington" and "Sponji Reggae." Filled with Rose's astute lyrics, the album provides an engaging blend of steppers rhythms and social commentary.
Black Uhuru - Black Sounds Of Freedom (Love Crisis reedition, incl. the original Love Crisis) (1981)

Black Uhuru - Black Sounds Of Freedom (Love Crisis reedition, incl. the original Love Crisis) (1981)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Greensleeves GREWCD23 | rem: 2006 | 560Mb

Formed in 1974, Black Uhuru had been recording singles exclusively when the trio joined forces with the highly regarded reggae producer Prince Jammy for their debut album, Black Sounds of Freedom (originally released in a different mix and titled Love Crisis). Although not quite in a class with subsequent treasures like 1981's Red and 1982's Chill Out, this engaging date (which Shanachie reissued on CD in 1990) has all of Uhuru's trademarks: haunting themes, addictive grooves, and deeply spiritual lyrics based on the Rastafarian faith.
Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Showcase reedition) (1979) REPOST

Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Showcase reedition) (1979)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heartbeat CD HB-18 | rel: 1987 | 255Mb

Generally acknowledged to be Black Uhuru's masterpiece as well as one of the defining documents of roots reggae, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (originally released on the Taxi label under the title Showcase in 1979, then reissued as Black Uhuru in 1980) was the first album to feature singer Puma Jones as a member of the group's vocal trio lineup, and it was also their first with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. These additions gave the group a tremendous lift: Jones' keening, almost North African-inflected voice became an instantly identifiable part of Black Uhuru's sound, and the chugging rhythms supplied by Dunbar and Shakespeare were the perfect instrumental accompaniment.

Black Uhuru - Mystical Truth (1992)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 11, 2014
Black Uhuru - Mystical Truth (1992)

Black Uhuru - Mystical Truth (1992)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Mesa R2 79044 | rel: 1992 | 450Mb

The Grammy Award winning Black Uhuru has undergone many transformations and personnel changes in its 20-plus year career. As soon as the reggae world is ready to write the band off as a sweet memory, founder Duckie Simpson comes back with more. The group returned in the '90s with an incredible line-up after Simpson convinced original group member Garth Dennis (who had left to join the seminal reggae group Wailing Souls) and well-respected reggae singer Don Carlos to join its ranks.

Black Uhuru - Tear It Up (1982)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 20, 2014
Black Uhuru - Tear It Up (1982)

Black Uhuru - Tear It Up (1982)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Mango 162-539 696-2 | rel: 1982 | 230Mb

This live set from 1982 features Very heavy dub-style reggae performed by what is generally regarded as the "classic" Uhuru line-up. Michael Rose and Puma Jones join mainstay Duckie Simpson on vocals, and the rhythm section consists of the incomparable Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare (who are at or near the absolute peak of their powers here.) By the standards of its era, the live mix and recording quality are quite good, particularly the huge-sounding bass and drums. The set list is well-chosen and played with admirable tightness and passion.