Keith Hudson – Tuff Gong Encounter (1984) {17 North Parade Records VPCD2527 – 2016 Reissue}

Keith Hudson - Tuff Gong Encounter (1984) {17 North Parade Records VPCD2527 - 2016 Reissue}

Keith Hudson – Tuff Gong Encounter (1984) {17 North Parade Records VPCD2527 – 2016 Reissue}
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© 1984, 2016 17 North Parade Records / VP MUsic | VPCD2527
Reggae / Dub

Languishing in the vaults for over thirty years, here are the six tracks that the legendary Keith Hudson recorded at Tuff Gong with the Wailers rhythm section Carlton and Family Man Barrett on drums and bass respectively. These tracks were intended for an album that never came as Hudson succumbed to cancer and passed away in November 1984. The Barrett brothers were augmented by fellow Wailers Junior Marvin on guitar and Tyrone Downie on keys.

The tracks were engineered at Tuff Gong at the time by Oswald Palmer and have been sympathetically mixed prior to this release by King Jammy, who has also mixed dubwise variations for each track. Its a fascinating album, the Wailers sound is intact and evocative and Hudson’s songs are full of typically incisive lyrical couplets, his unique voice emerging from the years in obscurity with vivid life. The story is told in the detailed booklet notes by one Vincent Ellis. A fitting and deserved epitaph for the great Keith Hudson.

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Keith Hudson – Tuff Gong Encounter (1984) {17 North Parade Records VPCD2527 – 2016 Reissue}