Entering The Dragon, the debut album by the late Keith Hudson, has been reissued.

Nicknamed The Dark Prince of Reggae, Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald did much to introduce Hudson to folks like us through their Basic Replay imprint, serving up loving reissues of the incendiary Playing It Cool & Playing It Right (1981) and Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood (1974) LPs in 2003-4.

Recorded in ’74, debut solo full-length is a strange brew, though it doesn’t quite chart the heights of weirdness of his languorously psychedelic later work. Tautly rhythmic, it includes covers of Hugh Masekela, Phyllis Dixon and Maxine Brown.

Sunspot’s vinyl reissue includes 12″x12″ insert with liner notes and track-by-track breakdown; it’s out now, and you can listen to clips here.


A1. Entering The Dragon
A2. Man From Shooters Hill
A3. Will You Come Out Tonight?
A4. (No Way) Now That Your Leaving
A5. Rage Of Love
A6. Too Possessive And You Know It
A7. Dub City
B1. War War
B2. Like You Are Going To A Fair
B3. You’re Still A Little Girl
B4. It Was When Friends Started To Talk About You
B5. I Don’t Know You
B6. Oh No, Not My Baby
B7. Words So True



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