Keith Hudson – Pick A Dub [1975]

Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub [1975]

Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub [1975]

Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub [1975]

Keith Hudson’s 1974 release ‘Pick A Dub’ is widely regarded as one of the first, and most influential dub albums ever released. The album is very minimal, with very few sound effects that would come to be standard on many dub albums to follow – instead this is stripped down remixes of tracks like “Declaration of Rights” and “Satta Massa Gana” with a brutal emphasis on bass and drums, punctuated by vocal snippets.

The album cover was equally as minimal, simply featuring a sketch of a man smoking a spliff under a tree. The rear featured a photo of Hudson reclining in a tree with his flares on. Artwork credited to Ian Mullings.

Later releases on Atra Records preserved the same artwork, but added a coloured background, as can be seen below.

Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub [1975]

This album has been re-issued many times over the years, so the good news is that it isn’t hard to find a copy of this classic and seminal album.

Tracklist
Pick A Dub
Black Heart
Michale Talbot Affair
Don’t Move
Blood Brother
Dreaded Than
In The Rain
Part 1-2 Dubwise
Black Right
Satia
I’m All Right
Depth Charge

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Keith Hudson & Third World Product – Rebel Dub [1976]

Rebel Dub [1976]

Rebel Dub [1976]

Despite being released in 1976, this is probably the most 1980s record cover we have ever seen. It’s so retro, it’s positively fashionable now.

This dub album was released on Third World Records, which was a UK label based in Stoke Newington in London. The album was a tale of two sides, with Side 1 credited to ‘Third World Product’ and Side 2 credited to the legendary producer Keith Hudson. ‘Third World Product’ was another moniker for Shelley Barrett, a.k.a Count Shelly.

Third World records released a number of compilations in the late 1970s, including releases from Delroy Wilson, Cornell Campbell, Owen Gray, Linval Thompson, and more.

  • Third World Rocker Dub
  • Roots Man Dub
  • Vibration Dub
  • Midnight Dub
  • Collie Rocker Dub
  • Rocker Dub
  • North St Rocker
  • Dread In The West Dub
  • High Road Rocker Dub
  • Congo Dub

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You wont really find the album available for download by any established channels, but you can still get plenty more Keith Hudson.