Black Uhuru Ft. Dylan's Dharma, Andrew Bees & King Hopeton – New Day - 2022 Roots Reggae - Ltd. Orange Vinyl - Sealed LP

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Black Uhuru - New Day 
Label: Law Records – LAW72
Vinyl, LP, Orange Clear
Indie Exclusive
Barcode (Scanned - Sticker): 196626664419
Country: US
Released: 2022
Genre: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae, Reggae-Pop
A1 Jamaica To Here
A2 Helltown
A3 I Can See The Light
A4 Brand New Day
A5 Just Begun
A6 Gal Next Door
B1 Hold You
B2 Nine Star General
B3 Top Rankin
B4 Scorching Day
B5 Colour Blind
In terms of musical longevity, it may seem remarkable that one of the most iconic names that Reggae has ever gifted us, Black Uhuru, are celebrating their 50th anniversary. But when you listen to their new album, it’s little wonder this legendary group is still going strong after half a century.
New Day, released via Californian independent label LAW Records, is quite a way to mark 50 years of making music. The album is a collaboration between Uhuru and Chico Roots-Rock crew Dylans Dharma, led by Dylan Seid. Interestingly, the majority of the tracks were recorded using analogue kit, namely tape – a rarity in 21st century music. This gives the overall album that rich, intricate and ‘as-live’ feel as well as pure finesse. Musically, Uhuru and Dharma have covered the length and breadth of Reggae-derived music – clearly representing their 50 years in the culture; no mean feat to make this genre-crossing feel seamless but they pull it off effortlessly.
It opens with Jamaica To Here (based on the Ralph McTell track From Clare To Here), with Simpson and Seid sharing vocal duties. The track sums up the album’s collaborators perfectly: combining both Jamaican and Cali elements. Reggae is repped by the keys winding across a bubble rhythm, the use of a vibrato’d electric organ and some rhythmic Dub reverb thrown in. Then, the SoCal sound is delivered by that classic electric guitar technique: heavy on the reverb and tremolo, plenty of bending and a healthy dose of blue notes and glissandos thrown in. It’s just perfection and the JA/SoCal sound is utterly gorgeous – complemented by Simpson and Seid’s pleasing vocals and the clever lyrics nodding to the historical links between Jamaica and California and their Reggae scenes/culture. Stunning.  (ReggaeVille)
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