Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Basic Replay 
Year: 2004 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 Hunting 
2 Flesh Of My Skin 
3 Blood Of My Blood 
4 Testing Of My Faith 
5 Fight Your Revolution 
6 Darkest Night 
7 Talk Some Sense (Gamma Ray) 
8 Treasures Of The World 
9 My Nocturne 
10 I Shall Be Released 
11 No Friend Of Mine 
12 Stabiliser 

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Backing Vocals – Candi McKenzie 
Bass – George Fullwood, Leroy Sibbles 
Drums – Santa Davis, Titans 
Guitar – Bunny McKenzie, Buster Pearson, Delroy Washington, Chinna, John Kpiaye 
Harmonica – Augustus Pablo 
Keyboards – Ken Elliott 
Organ – Titans 
Percussion, Congas – Emeka Edozie 
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Keith Hudson 

Originally released in 1974 on Mamba, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood is the most hallowed of all those reggae albums which remain unavailable, and Keith Hudson's key achievement in a career launched when, as a fourteen-year-old, he recorded members of The Skatalites on his "Shades Of Hudson" rhythm. 

After a series of solid-gold productions for Ken Boothe, Delroy Wilson, John Holt, U-Roy and the rest, this album projects Hudson's removal from Jamaica to London and New York studios and transatlantic audiences, and inaugurates a sequence of classic albums like Pick A Dub, Brand, and Playing It Cool, Playing It Right. 

Anchored here by Santa Davis and George Fullwood from the Soul Syndicate -- alongside musicians like Augustus Pablo, Count Ossie and Leroy Sibbles -- Hudson's mood is tormented and dazed, as on titles like "Darkest Night," "My Nocturne" and "Testing My Faith," where he struggles for Black senses of commitment --political, existential, religious -- at its breaking point. 

Magnificently and deadly serious, hauntingly unique, unmissable and unforgettable. 

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