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Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae band probably best known for their hits "Shine Eye Gal", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "Sinsemilla," "Solidarity," and "What Is Life?". They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Originally formed as Uhuru (the Swahili word for freedom) and consisting of Garth Dennis, Don Carlos, and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, the group has undergone several lineup changes: Carlos left, replaced by Michael Rose; then Dennis left to play with The Wailing Souls, and was replaced by Errol Nelson. During this early period, the band's most famous recording is the album entitled Love Crisis, later re-titled Black Sounds Of Freedom. In 1979 the group was joined by Sandra "Puma" Jones, a social worker from North Carolina, USA. Under this lineup, (Rose, Simpson and Jones), with Sly & Robbie as producers (and also permanently employed on drum and bass), they released the band's most popular albums: Showcase, Sinsemilla, Red, Chill Out, The Dub Factor and the Grammy-winning Anthem¹. During this period, Black Uhuru became the biggest reggae band in the world, regularly touring with the likes of The Police and The Rolling Stones. A recent CD release, Live 1984 (a concert at the Rockpalast in Germany which was actually recorded on October 18, 1981) captures the band at the height of its powers. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom recognized throughout the world. ... Born in Kingston, Jamaica on July 11, 1957, Michael Rose was fortunate enough to be introduced to music as a teenager by his older brother Joseph. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Sandra Puma Jones, an American singer, was a Columbia University graduate and social worker, was most famous for singing in the Grammy Award-winning group, Black Uhuru. ... A social worker is a person employed in the administration of charity, social service, welfare, and poverty agencies, advocacy, or religious outreach programs. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... Sly and Robbie are probably reggaes most prolific and long lasting production team. ... Chill Out is an album by reggae band Black Uhuru, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Police was a three-piece British new wave band which was strongly influenced by reggae. ... The Rolling Stones are a British rock group who rose to prominence during the 1960s. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ...


After Rose went solo in 1985, Junior Reid joined for a few records and also left; Puma Jones left in 1987 (and died of cancer three years later, in 1990). In 1990, Simpson reunited with Dennis and Carlos in the original line-up of the group. They recorded several albums and toured extensively. By the end of the 90's, Dennis and Carlos left the band and fought a legal battle against Simpson over the name Black Uhuru. Simpson won the lawsuit and formed yet another incarnation of Black Uhuru with Andrew Bees as lead singer. Only one album, Dynasty, was released before Bees left the group. This article is about the year. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ...


In February 2004, it was announced in the Jamaican press that Simpson and Michael Rose had re-united under the name "Black Uhuru feat. Michael Rose". Together with a female backing singer named Kay Starr, they released a single, "Dollars" and performed at several concerts including "Western Consciousness 2004" on April 28 in Jamaica, of which a live video was released shortly thereafter. A new album has been reported to be in progress. April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ...


¹ The Grammy-award winning album Anthem was actually released in three different versions - the Jamaican mix was released in November 1983, followed by extensively remixed U.K. and U.S. versions, with different sleeves and slightly different mixes. The dubmaster behind the remix was Paul "Groucho" Smykle, already famed for his groundbreaking work on The Dub Factor. 2004 saw the release of a limited edition 4-cd boxset on the Hip-O-Select label, entitled Complete Anthem Sessions. This set included all three versions plus bonus tracks and a previously unreleased dub companion to the original Jamaican mix. For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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