Keith Hudson - Playing It Cool

Keith Hudson - Playing It Cool

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Keith Hudson, who temporarily worked as a dentist in the ghettos of Kingston, emigrated to New York City in 1976 and died there prematurely in 1984. He is best known for his work as a producer for artists such as U-Roy, Big Youth, Ken Boothe and Horace Andy and within short order Hudson brought his all-round talent to full fruition. 
 
In 1974, he produced two ground-breaking albums. "Pick A Dub" was one of the first official dub albums ever, and is still considered to be one of the greatest moments of Jamaican music. In addition, the unique "Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood" became the first concept album in reggae history. Thematically dedicated entirely to black history, this masterpiece captivates with an atmosphere that is as dark as it is deeply spiritual, charged by Hudson's eccentric vocals. 
 
In 1981, he created the dub masterpiece "Playing It Cool & Playing It Right" which he produced with the help of Wackie's founder and mastermind Lloyd ‘Bullwackie’ Barnes. It remained the only collaboration between the two producers. Hudson decided to release it on his own label Joint International as he has done on his previous releases.

Format / LP
Label / Week-End Records
Cat No / WE10
Genre / Reggae & Dub
Release date / 7 June 2024

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