Judge Dread

Real Name:
Alexander Minto Hughes
Profile:
English reggae and ska musician, born 2 May 1945 in Kent, England, UK and died 13 March 1998 on stage during a concert in Canterbury, England, suffering a heart attack. He was the first white musician to score a reggae chart hit in Jamaica and is especially famous for his humorous sexually explicit lyrics. He holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records as the artist with the most songs banned from BBC airplay. He notably lived in Snodland, Kent where he once changed the street sign to Dreadland.
Judge Dread once was a Rolling Stones roadie and the only white musician ever to be intentionally (!) invited to play at the famous Apollo Club (N.Y.).
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Albums

ZCTRL 60 Dreadmania - It's All In The Mind — Judge Dread Judge Dread Dreadmania - It's All In The Mind (Album) Trojan Records, Trojan Records ZCTRL 60 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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4.23058 Working Class 'Ero — Judge Dread Judge Dread Working Class 'Ero (Album) Trojan Records 4.23058 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
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CTLP 113 Bedtime Stories — Judge Dread Judge Dread Bedtime Stories (Album) Cactus CTLP 113 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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CTLP 123 Last Of The Skinheads — Judge Dread Judge Dread Last Of The Skinheads (Album) Cactus CTLP 123 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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PL 28408 Reggae & Ska — Judge Dread Judge Dread Reggae & Ska (Album) TTR PL 28408 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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66.034 Rub-A-Dub — Judge Dread Judge Dread Rub-A-Dub (Album) Creole Records 66.034 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
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CRX8, CRX 8 Not Guilty — Judge Dread Judge Dread Not Guilty (Album) Creole Records, Creole Records CRX8, CRX 8 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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SKANK LP 104 Live And Lewd — Judge Dread Judge Dread Live And Lewd(LP, Album) Skank Records SKANK LP 104 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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SKANK CD 12 Dread, White & Blue — Judge Dread Judge Dread Dread, White & Blue (Album) Skank Records SKANK CD 12 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

12 502 AT Big Seven — Judge Dread Judge Dread Big Seven (Single) Big Shot 12 502 AT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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TC-2014 Big Six / One Armed Bandit — Judge Dread Judge Dread Big Six / One Armed Bandit (Single) Big Shot TC-2014 US 1972 Sell This Version
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TR-7899 Oh! She Is A Big Girl Now / Big One — Judge Dread Judge Dread Oh! She Is A Big Girl Now / Big One (Single) Trojan Records TR-7899 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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BI-619 Big Eight — Judge Dread Judge Dread Big Eight (Single) Big Shot BI-619 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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TR.7905 Molly / Dr Kitch — Judge Dread Judge Dread Molly / Dr Kitch (Single) Trojan Records TR.7905 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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13 487 AT Big Nine — Judge Dread Judge Dread Big Nine (Single) Big Shot 13 487 AT Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
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BI 628 Grandad's Flanalette-Nightshirt / Dance Of The Snods — Judge Dread Judge Dread Grandad's Flanalette-Nightshirt / Dance Of The Snods(7", Single) Big Shot BI 628 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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HOSS 62 (Hey There) Lonely Girl  — Judge Dread J.D. Alex* (Hey There) Lonely Girl (7") Horse HOSS 62 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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none Big Eleven / Big Seven — Judge Dread Derrick Morgan / Judge Dread Derrick Morgan / Judge Dread - Big Eleven / Big Seven(7") Hop Records none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
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5001 Big 10 / Rasta Chat — Judge Dread Judge Dread / Dread And I Judge Dread / Dread And I - Big 10 / Rasta Chat (Single) Supreme Arena 5001 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
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6134 014 Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus) — Judge Dread Judge Dread Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus) (Single) Cactus 6134 014 Madagascar 1975 Sell This Version
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6078 312 Big Ten / What Kung Fu Dat — Judge Dread Judge Dread Big Ten / What Kung Fu Dat(7", Single) Philips 6078 312 1975 Sell This Version
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CT 80 Christmas In Dreadland — Judge Dread Judge Dread Christmas In Dreadland(7", Single) Cactus CT 80 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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RNO-194 Y Viva Suspenders — Judge Dread Judge Dread Y Viva Suspenders (Single) Cactus RNO-194 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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PE 22.169-H The Winkle Man — Judge Dread Judge Dread The Winkle Man Cactus PE 22.169-H Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
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CT 110 Up With The Cock — Judge Dread Judge Dread Up With The Cock (Single) Cactus CT 110 UK 1977 Sell This Version

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SICKS6SIX

SICKS6SIX

November 3, 2021
edited 11 months ago
I READ IN A COMMENT THAT HE WASN'T VERY GOOD AT PLAYING REGGAE MUSIC, WELL THAT'S UNLESS YOU SEEN HIM LIVE ;-) HIS STAGE SHOWS WERE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AND EVERYONE WENT HOME SINGING HIS SONGS AS LOUD AS THEY COULD WHILE STAGGERING ALONG ALONG THE HIGH STREET LOOKING FOR BIN TO PUKE IN, OR ON THE NIGHT-BUS OR PERHAPS WAITING FOR A KEBAB AT THE TASTY TURK IN WHITLEY-BAY, EVEN IF THEY WERE GOING POSH AND HAVING A SIT-DOWN AT THE INDIANS (TAKDAR, NEXT TO THE ROYAL) THEY WOULD BE SINGING "ITS SIX OCLOCK AND IT'S UP WITH THE . . . ." (YOU GET THE IDEA) HIS RECORD SALES HAD TO PAY FOR HIS BAND AND CREW ALL OF WHICH GOT EQUAL SHARES IN ALL THE TAKINGS, FROM THE DRUMMER TO THE P/A & LIGHTING TO GENERAL DOGS BODY (ROADY) INCLUDING HIMSELF, THEY ALL GOT THE SAME PAY, HIS BAND AND CREW WERE LOYAL TO HIM AND LIKE HIS WAY OF DOING THINGS, HE WASN'T THE BEST MUSICIAN IN THE WORLD AND HE KNEW IT BUT HIS BAND WAS VERY GOOD AT PLAYING "WHITE REGGAE" AND ON STAGE AT THE RIGHT TIME AND PLACE WITH THE RIGHT AUDIENCE THEY WERE THE DOGS BOLLOX. HE DIED ON STAGE DOING WHAT HE LOVED DOING, SINGING SKA, HAVING A GOOD LAUGH, HE HAD A FEW BEERS AND A SPLIFF BEFORE GOING ON STAGE, WHAT A WAY TO GO, HE WOULD HAVE PLANNED IT THAT WAY IF HE HAD A CHOICE, HE HAD SAID IN THE PAST THAT HE NEVER HAD A SINGLE DAY OF SADNESS IN HIS LIFE, HE LIVED LIFE TO THE FULL, HE LOVED SKA & REGGAE MUSIC AND WAS THE ONLY WHITE ARTIST TO APPEAR AT SEVERAL BLACK ONLY VENUES IN THE U.S.A. AND JAMAICA WHERE REGGAE WAS TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY. A TRUE MARK OF RESPECT TO HIM FROM THE REGGAE COMMUNITY, THE ONLY NONE BLACK TO ACHIEVE THAT EVER,

R.I.P. DREAD, I HOPE YOUR UP AT SIX EVERY MORNING WITH A HUGE. . . . SMILE ON YOUR FACE.
oscar_m

oscar_m

February 24, 2019
edited over 4 years ago
"I've never been unhappy. It's not about fame or money, it's about getting the most out of life..."
Judge Dread, 1997
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

April 24, 2017
I never understand why Judge Dread is accepted as a serious reggae and ska artist, his work is little more than Black Lace with a reggae beat, little more than easy listening with a touch of smut.
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