Thursday, November 05, 2015

Day 5 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Hugh Mundell - Going Places

Hugh Mundell was one of a multitude of voices in reggae music that was silenced way too early.  Under the wing of Augustus Pablo, Mundell was only 16 when his debut album Africa Must Be Free By 1983 was released in 1978 to critical acclaim; Rolling Stone even gave it five stars.  Around that time, using the alias Jah Levi, Mundell recorded a handful of 12" singles and performed live for a heap of sound systems including Kilimanjaro and Volcano Hi-Fi... and it would be safe to assume it was where he met Henry "Junjo" Lawes and in 1980 recorded the album Mundell at Channel One with the Roots Radics doing the backing and eventually released in the UK on Greensleeves.  Today's song "Going Places" was on the aforementioned album and has always been in the top 5 of favorite Hugh Mundell tunes!

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