The roots of BLACK UHURU were formed in Kingston Jamaica’s Waterhouse district also known as “Firehouse” in the
early 60′s. Though considered to be one of Jamaica’s toughest neighborhoods it’s home to several other reggae
singers and musicians. It was where Duckie Simpson grew up and learned to sing from boyhood friends Winston
“Pipe” Matthews and Lloyd “Bread” McDonald of Wailing Souls and Bob Marley. He recorded four tracks with Wailing
Souls before forming his own group.