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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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Shine Eye Gal
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Leaving To Zion
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General Penitentiary
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
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Abortion
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Natural Reggae Beat
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Plastic Smile
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Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 48:07

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audio quality report

tn-rudeboy

Encoder [LAME3.96r] Encoder Options [--preset extreme -b128] Average Bitrate [231 kbps vbr]

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Roots reggae

mjergens

This is the good stuff, the pure definition of this genre. Download, get comfortable, hit 'play' and enjoy!

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Great album, classic sound

tn-rudeboy

I saw Black Uhuru live back in 1982 in the St. Louis area. This is the Black Uhuru that I remember and love. This is roots reggae at its finest. The average bit rate is around 230 kbps. Download & enjoy.

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CRUCIAL ALBUM ABSOLUTELY!!

MarkyBGoode

The 3 singers; Michael Rose, Puma Jones, and founding member, Duckie Simpson front the most famous and best incarnation of Black Uhuru on their first album together. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER contains some serious rockin’ rasta music which helped carry the proverbial reggae torch after the recent death of Mr. Marley. Each cut subtly extends into a moody dub courtesy of Sly & Robbie who rip the meat from the bones of the original tune to ensure that bass and drums reign supreme. Although all their albums are stellar, if you only buy one Black Uhuru album this is the one to get! Nuff said.

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Massive

McrIsRed

Plastic Smile, Shine eye ,Guess who., Abortion, General peneteniary = Massive tunes

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Well respectable, but not the finest moment

sealion

Must-haves here: Shine Eye Gal & Plastic Smile, but for the real fire, get all of 'Sensimilla' here on eMusic - hardest Sly & Robbie ever, a great moment in roots history.

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Premier Roots Reggae.

vimto

I bought this in Daddy Kool London when it first appeared in a 12" sleeve. IMHO they were never as good again. Just listen to the sweat drip off the classic 'General Penitentiary'. This album is up there with Culture's 'Two Sevens Clash' and the Mighty Diamond's 'Roof Over My Head' as seminal 70's roots music (both available now on emusic!)Download while it is available. Real Roots Discomixes. Seen!

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Classic Roots Revival Reggae

Wmhynes34

Black Uhuru were one of the first groups to produced by legends Sly and Robbie. The title song is probably one of their best known and is definitely worth the download.

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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) 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. True to its original title, this collection of singles and new tracks is presented in “showcase” style; each track is followed without pause by a dub version. “Leaving to Zion” and “General Penitentiary” are typical of Black Uhuru’s lyrical concerns, and lead singer Michael Rose’s sharp tenor voice and wordless ululations convey a sense of dark foreboding; on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” he sounds like a muezzin calling the faithful to prayer and repentance. Highly recommended. – Rick Anderson

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