Available to pre-order now, and exclusive to Cherry Red
mail order - Keith Hudson's classic 'Torch Of Freedom' album on limited edition
Only 300 copies available, so order quickly to avoid
Whether you know him as The Dark Prince Of Reggae, the Ghetto Dentist or
just plain Keith, the legendary artist and producer Keith Hudson created
some of the most idiosyncratic, innovative and atmospheric reggae that ever
came out of Jamaica and Hot Milk Records are proud to present the uber-
rare "Torch Of Freedom" as its first ever release.
Hot Milk is a new label dedicated to re-issuing lost and hard to
find roots reggae, dub and dancehall albums from the golden age of Jamaican
Hudson was famous for his productions for reggae greats such as U Roy
(Dynamic Fashion Way), Big Youth (S.90 Skank)and Dennis Alcapone (Spanish
Amigo) before moving on to concentrate on his own singing. What
followed was a groundbreaking and completely unique body of work that was
arguably never bettered by any reggae producer.
"Torch Of Freedom" is one more missing piece of the Keith
Hudson discography that has gained a large following and re-issue
treatment in the last few years after being out of print for so long.
"Torch Of Freedom"fits neatly besides Keith Hudson's
other classic albums such as "Pick A Dub", "Flesh Of My Flesh,
Blood Of My Blood" and "Playing It Cool, Playing It
Right"and shows the unique sound and vision of what
Hudson's work as an artist and producer was all about.
Sleeve notes are provided by well-respected reggae journalist John
Masouri whose previous credits include the books "Wailing Blues: The Story
Of Bob Marley's Wailers" and "Steppin' Razor: The Life Of Peter
Tosh" and sleeve notes for re-issues of artists such as Dennis Brown,
Black Uhuru and Israel Vibration.
Originally released in 1975 this reissue contains the original
artwork and has been unavailable for many years.
Musicians include Carlton and Family Man Barrett, Earl Chinna
Smith, Robbie Shakespeare, Candy McKenzie and The Soul Syndicate Band.
Press: "Mesmeric vocal cuts followed by their instrumental counterparts on this 1975 mix..." - 4/5, MOJO, Jan 2013
Release Date: JUNE 2013