Pete Nu – Morrocan Reggae

Pete Nu – Morrocan Reggae 7in single

Great British instrumental reggae single inscribed to Pete Nu and titled “Morrocan Reggae”. Obviously released during the 1980s, the record comes without a cover, just like a regular reggae single. The tracks have a touch of classical music and jazz, and superb arrangements, too. Instruments include piano, bass, drums, flute and clarinet, all played by consummate, unidentified musicians. The B-side sounds like the obligatory dub version, with prominent bass and straightforward drums – plus strangely detuned piano at the beginning of the track. The lead-out grooves bear the inscription “A Porky Prime Cut”, signaling the master was done by British sound engineer George Peckham. Pete(r) Nu had a duo with singer Maggie Nichols in the 1980s – they released 2 LPs on Leo Records: Nicols ‘N’ Nu in 1985 and Don’t Assume in 1987. It seems Peter Nu now lives in New Orleans.

01 Morrocan Reggae (4:22)
02 Morrocan Reggae – dub version (3:50)

Total time 8:12

7in record, no label, UK, date unknown


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Above: Peter Nu performing at Oak Street Cafe in the Carrollton historic district, New Orleans, 2010.

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7 Responses to “Pete Nu – Morrocan Reggae”

  1. 1 PARSETESTA February 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    wonderful blog

    but what about old download that does not work with multiupload?
    i see you cahnged host for recent reasons but now i crazily need

    Augustyn Bloch – Unusual Sounds vol. 2 download

    thanks if you can fix it fo me!


  2. 2 continuo February 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    It was re-uploaded yesterday by reader Max. Have a look here.

  3. 3 Brian December 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Are you sure Pete Nu and Peter Nu are the same person? I also know of a Pete Nu on a couple of Kevin Coyne’s recordings. Just wondering if these are all the same person.

  4. 4 Mona Street October 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Hi, I used to have this. I saw Pete around the traps in London back in the early eighties. Wondering if there is any chance of a re-up?

  5. 5 Chris Biscoe January 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Just found this. I played woodwind on this recording together with Pete Nu (piano, composer), Pete Thomas (woodwind), Pete Scott (bass), Keiron Moore (?) on drums. Recorded middle of 1979.
    Pete Scott and Keiron were the regular members of Pete Nu’s trio at this time and did around 4 gigs a week, mostly round SW2/SW9 and at Langhan’s Brasserie. I did lots of gigs with Pete from March to August 1979, but he dropped me when I joined Mike Westbrook’s band and had to turn down some dates.
    I have some copies of this single.

    Chris Biscoe

  6. 6 Brian January 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Chris – Can you email me at please? I have a couple of questions for you. Thanks, Brian

  7. 7 Raymond Cook August 18, 2015 at 2:20 am

    It’s good to come across this blog. I met Peter when he used to hang around Oval House in the 70’s and followed him when he did some very sweaty gigs at the Clockhouse pub in Brixton. Great nights! Great music. Also, at the Zanzibar in Soho. Last time I saw him he was moving to New York but I guess he lives in New Orleans now. He borrowed my green shirt – a costume from Ken Campbell’s “Frank & Stein” – for a St Patrick’s Night Gig. I guess I won’t see that again! Nevertheless, a good cause.

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