Hugh Mundell – Blackman’s Foundation (1983)

“Many reggae fans have long been aware that the tragic death of singer Hugh Mundell at age 21, severed what promised to be a highly successful career. Under the great Augustus Pablo and on his own, Mundell recorded a small, but impressive body of roots material beginning when he was in his early teens. Though the greatest triumph of his five years in music was undoubtedly the 1978 set Africa Must Be Free By 1983, his subsequent releases were nearly as stunning. Shanachie’s Blackman’s Foundation selects five tracks from Time and Place (1981), adding four cuts from the same period. Mundell’s voice is already deeply expressive at this very young age, and his lyrics carry a series of heavyweight reality themes. The rhythms are equally solid and include a handful of Pablo’s best-loved Rockers-style creations.”

YouTube: Stop Them Jah/Blackman’s Foundation, 12-inch, Great Tribulation, Hugh Mundell & Jah Bull – Blackman’s Foundation / Push Dawta Push – Reggae Roots, Don’t Stay Away, One Jah, One Aim, One Destiny, Rastafari’s Call


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