Keith Hudson

Profile:
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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Albums

K4H6 Record Keith Hudson - Imbidimts Furnace album art Keith Hudson Imbidimts Furnace (Album) Imbidimts K4H6 Record Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood album art Keith Hudson The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood (Album) Mamba none UK 1974 Sell This Version
MGT 007 Keith Hudson - Entering The Dragon album art Keith Hudson Entering The Dragon (Album) Magnet MGT 007 UK 1974 Sell This Version
MAM 003 Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub album art Keith Hudson & Family Man* Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub (Album) Mamba MAM 003 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ATRA1001 Keith Hudson - Torch Of Freedom album art Keith Hudson Torch Of Freedom (Album) Atra ATRA1001 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7243 8 12184 1 9 Keith Hudson - Too Expensive album art Keith Hudson Too Expensive (Album) Virgin 7243 8 12184 1 9 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TWLP 106 Keith Hudson - Rebel Dub album art Keith Hudson / Third World Product Keith Hudson / Third World Product - Rebel Dub(LP, Album) Third World TWLP 106 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BRD 001 Keith Hudson - Brand album art Keith Hudson Brand (Album) Brand BRD 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
JT-0003 Keith Hudson - Rasta Communication album art Keith Hudson Rasta Communication (Album) Joint International JT-0003 US 1978 Sell This Version
JT 0006 Keith Hudson - From One Extreme To Another album art Keith Hudson From One Extreme To Another (Album) Joint International JT 0006 US 1979 Sell This Version
GT 006 Keith Hudson - Nuh Skin Up Dub album art Keith Hudson & The Soul Syndicate Keith Hudson & The Soul Syndicate - Nuh Skin Up Dub (Album) Joint International GT 006 US 1979 Sell This Version
JT-0009 Keith Hudson - Playing It Cool & Playing It Right album art Keith Hudson Playing It Cool & Playing It Right (Album) Joint International JT-0009 US 1981 Sell This Version
IMBC 1 Keith Hudson - Steaming Jungle album art Keith Hudson Steaming Jungle (Album) Disc Disk IMBC 1 US 1982 Sell This Version
VPCD2527 Keith Hudson - Tuff Gong Encounter album art Keith Hudson Tuff Gong Encounter (Album) VP Records VPCD2527 US 2015 Sell This Version
VPRL2565 Keith Hudson - Jammys Dub Encounter album art Keith Hudson Jammys Dub Encounter(LP, Album) VP Records, 17 North Parade VPRL2565 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - Class & Subject album art Keith Hudson Class & Subject (Album) Mafia none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SMA-2311 Keith Hudson - Don't Get Me Confused / Ball Of Confusion album art Keith Hudson / D. Smith* Keith Hudson / D. Smith* - Don't Get Me Confused / Ball Of Confusion (Single) Inbidimts Records SMA-2311 UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - Oh My Darlin / Working album art A Royln* / Keith Hudson A Royln* / Keith Hudson - Oh My Darlin / Working Inbidimts Now Sounds, Inbidimts Records none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - Don't Get Confused / Zaka Za-Za album art Dennis Smith (9) / Keith Hudson Dennis Smith (9) / Keith Hudson - Don't Get Confused / Zaka Za-Za Rebind none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - Revelation Version / Working album art Dennis Alcapone, Keith Hudson Dennis Alcapone, Keith Hudson - Revelation Version / Working(7", Single) Inbidimts Now Sounds none 1970 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - Don't Get Confused / Bun & Cheese album art 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 - Working Like A Slave / Suction album art Keith Hudson / Vin Gordon Keith Hudson / Vin Gordon - Working Like A Slave / Suction(7") Inbidimts Now Sounds none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
SP 1 Keith Hudson - Darkest Night On A Wet Looking Road album art Keith Hudson Darkest Night On A Wet Looking Road (Single) Spur SP 1 UK 1971 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - Smoke Without Fire album art Keith Hudson Smoke Without Fire Rebind none 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