Keith Hudson

Keith Hudson

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Keith Hudson was born into a musical family in Kingston, Jamaica in 1946. His musical education began as Hudson worked as a sort of roadie for Skatalite and Jamaican trombone king Don Drummond. By age 21, Hudson, who had been trained as a dentist, sunk his earnings into his own record label, Inbidimts, and had a hit with Ken Boothe's recording of "Old Fashioned Way." Not long after this chart success, the suddenly hot Hudson was producing some of the biggest names (and soon-to-be biggest names) in reggae -- John Holt, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, and the great toasters U-Roy and Dennis Alcapone, all of whom benefited from what would be Hudson's trademark production style: groove-centered, bass/drum-dominated, lean and mean stripped-down riddims. By the mid-seventies, Hudson began releasing more solo work, hitting paydirt from the start with his 1974 debut, "Entering the Dragon" and his intense second record, "Flesh Of My Skin" for Brent Clarke's Tottenham based Atra imprint. This 1974 set was the first real solo flowering of Hudson as "The Dark Prince Of Reggae", the overriding atmosphere was sombre and brooding, but also righteous and proud. In 1976, Hudson relocated to New York City and worked pretty much nonstop, producing as well as recording solo records up until 1982. He succumbed to lung cancer on 14th November 1984, at age 38.

Associated record labels: Inbidimts Records, Imbidimts, Inbidimts Now Sounds, Rebind, Mafia, Joint International, Hudford Records, Mamba, Big Style, Atom(6).
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Keith Hudson Discography

Albums

Keith Hudson Imbidimts Furnace (Album) Imbidimts Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson & Family Man* Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub (Album) Mamba UK 1974 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Entering The Dragon (Album) Magnet UK 1974 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Torch Of Freedom (Album) Atra UK 1975 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood (Album) Mamba 1975 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Too Expensive (Album) Virgin UK 1976 Sell This Version
TWLP 106 Keith Hudson / Third World Product Keith Hudson / Third World Product - Rebel Dub(LP, Album) Third World TWLP 106 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Brand (Album) Brand UK 1977 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Rasta Communication (Album) Joint International US 1978 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson From One Extreme To Another (Album) Joint International US 1979 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson & The Soul Syndicate Keith Hudson & The Soul Syndicate - Nuh Skin Up Dub (Album) Joint International US 1979 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Playing It Cool & Playing It Right (Album) Joint International US 1981 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Steaming Jungle (Album) Disc Disk 1982 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Tuff Gong Encounter (Album) VP Records US 2015 Sell This Version
VPRL2565 Keith Hudson Jammys Dub Encounter(LP, Album) VP Records, 17 North Parade VPRL2565 US 2015 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Class & Subject (Album) Mafia Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none U-Roy / Keith Hudson U-Roy / Keith Hudson - Dynamic Fashion Way / Unknown(7", Single, W/Lbl) Inbidimts Records none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Don't Get Me Confused / Ball Of Confusion Inbidimts Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson / Skiddy Keith Hudson / Skiddy - Don't Get Confused / Bun & Cheese(7", W/Lbl) Inbidimts Now Sounds none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson / Vin Gordon Keith Hudson / Vin Gordon - Working Like A Slave / Suction(7") Inbidimts Now Sounds none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson Smoke Without Fire Rebind Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson / Keith Hudson & Unknown Artist Keith Hudson / Keith Hudson & Unknown Artist - In Our Father's House / Selassie Cup A Run Over(7", W/Lbl) Rebind none Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson / Big Youth Keith Hudson / Big Youth - Ace Ninety Skank / True True To My Heart (Single) Mafia UK 1972 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson / Don T. Junior* Keith Hudson / Don T. Junior* - Satan Side / Evil Spirit (Single) Duke Records (2) UK 1972 Sell This Version
Keith Hudson & I Roy* / Keith Hudson Keith Hudson & I Roy* / Keith Hudson - Silver Platter / Jean You Change Everything (Single) Mafia Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version