Hugh Mundell

Also known as H. Mundell, H.Mundell, Hugh Mundel, Hugh Tahair Mundell, Jah Levi, Mundell, Papa Levi (2), U Mundell, U. Mundell

Discography of Hugh Mundell:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 17 Audio 1989 Real Authentic Sound
2 Book Of Life 2 Audio
3 Africa Must Be Free By 1993 2 Audio Pablo International
4 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 / Africa Dub 19 Audio 1990 Greensleeves Records
5 Can't Pop No Style / Know Myself 2 Audio 1981 Greensleeves Records
6 Mundell 8 Audio 1982 Greensleeves Records
7 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 9 Audio 1986 Greensleeves Records
8 Rasta Have The Handle 2 Audio Volcano
9 That Little Shortman / False 3 Audio Rockers International
10 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (Includes The Dub Version) 19 Audio 2003
11 Jah Fire 11 Audio 2007 Black Arrow Records
12 Don't Stay Away Too Long 2 Audio Rockers International
13 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 9 Audio Greensleeves Records
14 Blackman's Foundation 9 Audio 1988
15 Mundell 8 Audio Greensleeves Records
16 Jah Fire Will Be Burning / Fire Dub 2 Audio Fat Man
17 Jah Will Provide 2 Audio 2008
18 Stop Them Jah 2 Audio 1979 Warrior Records (2)
19 Time And Place 10 Audio Jet Star Records
20 Africa Must Be Free By 1983. 9 Audio 1978 Message
21 Arise 8 Audio 1988 Atra Records
22 Blackman's Foundation 9 Audio 1983 Shanachie
23 King Of Israel 3 Audio King Jammy's Gold
24 Arise 8 Audio 2001
25 Jah Fire 11 Audio 1980 Live And Love
26 Time & Place 10 Audio 1980 Muni Music
27 Time & Place 10 Audio 1980 Mun Rock
28 King Of Israel 2 Audio Fat Man
29 Arise And Shine - DJ 7" 2 Audio
30 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 9 Audio 1989 RAS Records Inc.
31 The Blessed Youth 16 Audio 2002
32 Jah Says The Time Has Come 2 Audio 1978 Message
33 Jah Fire 11 Audio Black Arrow Records
34 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 10 Audio 1978 Message
35 Africa Must Be Free By 1983 9 Audio 1978 Message
36 The Blessed Youth 15 Audio 2007 Makasound
37 Arise 8 Audio 2001
38 House Of Dub / Book Of Live 2 Audio 1978
39 Mundell 8 Audio 1982
40 Blackman's Foundation / Stop Them Jah 3 Audio 1979 Rockers International
41 My Mind 2 Audio Rockers
42 Great Tribulation 2 Audio 1978 Rockers
43 Tell I A Lie / Jah Music 4 Audio 1982 Jah Guidance
44 Blessing Of Fari 2 Audio 2001 Mun Rock
45 Jah Will Provide 2 Audio 2001 Mun Rock
46 Your Face Is Familiar / Version Remix Instrumental 2 Audio 2000 Mun Rock
47 Jacqueline 2 Audio Jah Guidance
48 Don't Stay Away 2 Audio Rockers
49 Book Of Life 2 Audio Rockers
50 Rastafari's Call 2 Audio 1980 Muni Music


Born 1962

Died 1983

A teenage prodigy who made one of the great Roots records "Africa Must Be Free By 1983" at the age of 16. Although produced by [a=Augustus Pablo] Mundell wrote all the tunes, thereby earning himself the nickname of "The Blessed Youth"

Introduced to reggae by a friend of the family, [a=Boris Gardiner] Mundell recorded his first session at the age of 13, and at the time of his death had produced 5 LPs and numerous singles.

What seemed likely to be a brilliant career was cut short when Mundell was shot in a car he was travelling in with [a=Junior Reid]. Accounts of the incident are muddled, with some accounts reporting that it was over an argument about a fridge, others that it was in revenge for a burglary, others still that it was over a woman. Whatever the reason, his death robbed the world of reggae of a shining light.


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