keith hudson

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Born: 1946
Died: 14 Nov, 1984

Keith Hudson’s musical career began
as Hudson worked as a sort of roadie
for Skatalite and Jamaican trombone
king Don Drummond. By age 21, he started his own record label, Inbidimts, and had a hit with Ken Boothe’s recording of ‘Old Fashioned Way’. Hudson was producing some of the biggest names like: John Holt, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, 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-’70s, he began releasing more solo work:
his debut, ‘Entering the Dragon’ and his intense second record, ‘Flesh of My Skin’, an ominous, dark record that earned Hudson his title: ‘The dark prince of reggae’. He produced and recorded pretty much non stop, up until 1982. Hudson died of lung cancer in 1984

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