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As the first reggae artist to win a Grammy Award, Black Uhuru have been called the best of the second generation of artists from Jamaica. They originally formed in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica in 1977 and released their first record later that year. Uhuru means 'freedom' in Swahili.

Black Uhuru's breakthrough came in 1980 with the brilliant 'Sinsemilla', which features Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare as the rhythm section and the album's producers. In 1981 Black Uhuru released Red, for many their best album, and the following year, Chill Out – both albums again produced by Sly & Robbie.

It was Anthem, released in 1984 that won the band the first Reggae Grammy and it's not difficult to hear why as it features the vocals of Michael Rose and Sandra 'Puma' Jones, whose skills are given prominence by Sly and Robbie's slick production. The opening track from Anthem, 'What is Life', got a lot of attention and charted in Britain. Their album Brutal from 1986 includes the single 'The Great Train Robbery', which also appears on the soundtrack of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game. In 1989 the band opened for the Rolling Stones; Keith Richards had recorded with an earlier incarnation of the group prior to signing for Island Records.

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Anthem
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Chill Out
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Red
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Sinsemilla
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The Dub Factor
Black Uhuru - The Dub Factor
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Reggae Greats - Black Uhuru
Black Uhuru - Reggae Greats - Black Uhuru
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Liberation: The Island Anthology
Black Uhuru - Liberation: The Island Anthology
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20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Black Uhuru
Black Uhuru - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Black Uhuru
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Guess Whos Coming to Dinner Original
Black Uhuru - Guess Whos Coming to Dinner Original
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