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SINGER SUPER BLACK IS STILL AT IT AFTER “DEH WID YOU!”

 Super Black—

The summer of 1987 was a hot time for singer Super Black, who had the dancehall rocking to his hit song, Deh Wid Yuh .

Produced by Lloyd ‘King Jammy’s James, it remains his signature. Even though he continues to record, Super Black acknowledged the difficulty of topping his biggest hit.

“Is a great song, but we’d have a likkle name out deh before dat song tek off. An’ wi still a put out some good tune,” he said.

In recent years, Super Black has released a number of songs including Jackson Face, which hits out against skin bleaching; Hot Needle Bun Thread and In Your Eyes.

King Jammy

King Jammy

Now 50, he has been unable to duplicate his finest moment.

Born Howard Black, Super Black is from the Maxfield Avenue area of Kingston. He began recording in the early 1980s, hanging out and recording for legendary engineer/producer Osbourne ‘King Tubby’’ Ruddock.

His break came with James who, like Ruddock, worked out of the Waterhouse community. .

Deh Wid Yuh hit during a purple patch for James who had acts like Admiral Bailey, Shabba Ranks and the production duo of Steely and Clevie in his camp.

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Twenty-nine years after hitting reggae charts, Super Black soldiers on. He is one of the acts scheduled to perform on the Live At Bourbon Beach show in Negril, on May 27.

— By Howard Campbell

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