Due to his limited voice, he delayed his own singing career until 1972. He was one of the first to record legendary Jamaican deejay U Roy and the very first to record Dennis Alcapone. His Rasta Communication (1978) was well received by a wide audience and is considered an important roots reggae classic. * * * * * Keith Hudson, nicknamed the "Dark Prince of Reggae" (1946 in Kingston, Jamaica - 1984 in New York, USA), was a Jamaican reggae artist and record producer. He is known for his influence on the Dub movement.
Raised in a musical family, Hudson first worked as a dentist but soon was hanging out with musicians like Don Drummond. So, he really entered the music business in 1968 by producing Ken Boothe's Jamaican hit "Old Fashioned Way". In the following months he worked with Delroy Wilson and John Holt and was the first to record DJ U Roy in 1969 with Dynamic Fashion Way. Other DJ productions included tunes with Dennis Alcapone and Big Youth ("S 90 Skank") released in 1972 became the DJ's biggest hit.
In 1975, Hudson released his classic Pick A Dub, widely considered to have been the first deliberately thematic dub album, with tracks specifically mixed in the dub style for the purpose of appearing together on an LP. His album Rasta Communication (1978) was well received by a wider audience and is considered a roots reggae classic. Hudson died of lung cancer in 1984. Albums Class & Subject – 1972 – Mafia Furnace – 1972 – Imbidimts Pick a Dub – 1974 – Mamba / Atra / Blood & Fire (CD) Entering The Dragon – 1974 – Magnet (reissued by Trojan in 2006 and by Sunspot in 2011) Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood – 1974 – Mamba /Atra 1988 – (Reissued by Basic Replay 2004) Torch of Freedom – 1975 – Mamba / Atra Too Expensive – 1976 – Virgin Records Brand – 1977 – Joint International (US) / Brand (UK) / Pressure Sounds (CD) Rasta Communication – 1978 – Joint International (US) From One Extreme To Another – 1979 – Joint International (US) Playing It Cool, Playing It Right – 1981 – Joint International (US) (Reissued by Basic Replay 2003) Nuh Skin Up Dub – 1982 – Joint International (US) Steaming Jungle – 1982 – Disc Disk Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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