Keith Hudson was one of the reggae genre's most innovative producers and vocalists of the golden era of the 70s and early 80s. He produced Horace Andy, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, Big Youth, and others including himself. His dub albums and mixes are among the best ever recorded.
VP Records, Greensleeves, and 17 North Parade celebrate the legacy of reggae singer and producer Keith Hudson with the release of Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood! Enjoy this specially commissioned all-vinyl mix from Mark Professor of Mighty Ruler Sound, based in North London.
Driving back to my hotel in Kingston after visiting with Ken Boothe where we talked about Keith Hudson for an upcoming biography I am writing on "the dark prince of reggae". This is the 7" first version of 'Darkest Night' on the Spur label, the 'Flesh Of My Skin' LP version has new vocals by Keith and backing vocals by Candi McKenzie.
This is 'Stabiliser' featuring Augustus Pablo from the Keith Hudson 'Flesh Of My Skin' LP of 1974. This track was later released as 'Burton Rock' by Militant Barry on his Kiss label to commemorate the Burton Youth Club riot in London in 1974 that was instigated by some over aggressive police officers. My driver in Jamaica, just by coincidence, was also named Keith.
Keith Hudson singing 'Class and Subject', the title track of his "oh so rare" 1973 LP featuring Soul Syndicate. Filmed in and around the Greenwich Farm section of Kingston, Jamaica, where Fully Fullwood and the Soul Syndicate band first got together.
The Keith Hudson produced classic Broken Contract by Zap Pow using his 'S 90 Skank' rhythm for Big Youth where if you "ride like lightning you crash like thunder". Filmed during a cross country trip from Kingston to Negril.