Official Video for “Guess Who?”
Reggae crooner, Tarrus Riley, also known as “Singy Singy” is back with his new single “Guess Who?” featuring Mykal Rose aka Michael Rose, former lead vocalist of the reggae group Black Uhuru. They originally released their hit “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in 1979 titled after the famous 1967 movie with Sidney Pottier. The re-imagined version by Tarrus Riley brings a fresh modern twist to the classic song, “Roots with a little pepper,” Tarrus says about the single, which is produced by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Shane Brown and Dean Fraser. “Guess Who?” will be available for streaming and download on November 30th and is the first from his upcoming album slated for release on VP Records in 2019.
The visual for “Guess Who?”, directed by ID studios, brings the song’s energy to life with colorful and vibrant shots of local people coupled with scenes of Tarrus and Mykal vibing on a rooftop, in the streets and at a bashment party. On the video shoot, Mykal Rose states, “The atmosphere was proper. We actually woke up early to catch the sun. We know the history of the location and it was just a good energy.”
The original song “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” by Black Uhuru was a major hit and caught the attention of many. So lets take you back to 1981, when Black Uhuru performed in Essen, Germany for German Television’s live broadcasted ROCKPALAST.
The combination of Sly’s varied drum patterns, Robbie’s bass drive, the straight offbeat and Darryl Thompson’s warped guitar licks never had been heard in reggae before, a hypnotic wall of sound as basis for the revolutionary Rastafarian lyrics of Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson, now and then interrupted by surprising echo effects. After that Rockpalast gig Black Uhuru started to enjoy worldwide success.