Yes Mi Irieites,
It’s a truly welcomed and deserved “day off” for the entire Steel Pulse entourage on this European tour. However, we take time out to remember Hugh Mundell who was murdered this day 14th October, back in 1983. The 30th anniversary of this reggae legend should not be forgotten.
In the earlier years of Steel Pulse’s presence in the Bay Area of San Francisco, we bumped into Hugh quite a few times. We were shocked when we learned of his death soon afterwards. For quite sometime in the early 80′s Hugh Mundell’s career became quite dormant. After a long hiatus friends advised him to return to Jamaica and produce the classic songs he was capable of composing. It was on taking such advice he met his death in JA. It was said to have derived from some kind of family dispute.
Hugh’s hit album “Africa must be free by 1983,” contained a lot irony, if you get my meaning. I’m sure his own spirit of freedom was what he was referring to.
Jah Bless another legend….