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Keith Hudson & Family Man - Pick A Dub album flac Performer: Keith Hudson
Title: Pick A Dub
Style: Dub
Released: 1974
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1415 mb
FLAC album: 1147 mb
Rating: 4.8
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Genre: Reggae

Pick a Dub is a 1974 album by Jamaican producer and musician Keith Hudson. Critically well received, it is widely regarded as an important work in the dub music genre which evolved out of reggae. Featuring remixes of earlier material, it focuses on heavy drums and bass guitar, with echoing vocals to underscore the intense percussive rhythm. Carlton and Aston Barrett and Augustus Pablo contributed music, while vocal fragments include Hudson, Horace Andy and Big Youth.

Keith Hudson & Family Man ‎– Pick A Dub. Label: Mamba ‎– MAM 003. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Matrix, Runout: MB - LP - 003 - A - IK.

Pick a dub. A1. –Keith Hudson. Pick A Dub. Written-By – K. Hudson. Arranged By – Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Keith Hudson. Backing Band – Soul Syndicates. Bass – Aston "Family Man" Barrett. Cover – Ian Mullings. Drums – Carlton 'Carly' Barrett. Guitar – Earl "Chinna" Smith. Melodica – Augustus Pablo. Producer – Keith Hudson. You can certainly hear how jungle, drum and bass and rave owe a great deal of thanks to the genre and Keith Hudson and all associated. Reply Notify me Helpful.

The original 1974 release of Keith Hudson's 'Pick A Dub' showcased the enduring strength and pivotal importance of the development of reggae music. Keith Hudson's complete mastery of the genre and the unqualified praise that followed its release was fully justified. The album's austere sonic qualities are awe inspiring, the superb rhythms are given full rein, unencumbered by extra effects and studio trickery. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample). 1. 30. by Keith Hudson. Pick A Dub by Keith Hudson.

In his excellent book England's Dreaming, Jon Savage refers to Pick a Dub as "the greatest dub album ever, twelve cuts, all fantastic. It's easy to concur with Savage's assesment, with the lone caveat that there are some Lee Perry and King Tubby sides that might be as good. That caveat notwithstanding, Pick a Dub is sensational, arguably the crowning achievement of Hudson's career

Keith Hudson succumbed to lung cancer in 1984, at age 38, robbing reggae of one its greatest, most adventurous, and unheralded producers and performers. The 1974 Pick A Dub set gets a glorious re-release from 17 North Parade, VP Records’ subsidiary label, as a double vinyl LP and cd both containing no less than 8 extra tracks, vocal cuts as well as instrumental/dub outtakes. Excellent liner notes are from Harry Wise

Album by Keith Hudson. Michael Talbot Affair. is a cover of. House of the Rising Sun by The Animals (1964). I'm All Right by Keith Hudson and Family Man. was sampled in. I'm Alright by Mop Top (1996). Declaration of Rights by The Abyssinians (1969).

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


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MAM 003 Keith Hudson & Family Man* Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub ‎(LP, Album) Mamba MAM 003 UK 1974
MAM 003 Keith Hudson & Family Man* Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub ‎(LP, Album) Mamba MAM 003 UK 1974
ATRALP 1002 IInd Street Dreads Pick A Dub ‎(LP) Atra ATRALP 1002 UK 1975
none Keith Hudson Pick A Dub ‎(LP, Album, Han) Mamba none Jamaica 1975
RUA1001 Keith Hudson & Family Man* Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub ‎(LP, Blu) Rockers Universite RUA1001 UK 1975
8.9005, 8-9005 Keith Hudson & Family Man* Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub ‎(LP, Album, RE) Jah Live, Jah Live 8.9005, 8-9005 France 1981
BAFCD 003 Keith Hudson Pick A Dub ‎(CD, Album, RE) Blood & Fire BAFCD 003 UK 1994
BAFLP 003 Keith Hudson Pick A Dub ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blood & Fire BAFLP 003 UK 1994
SVLP 283 Keith Hudson Pick A Dub ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl SVLP 283 UK 2001
JI0001 King Tubby & The Barrett Bros. King Tubby & The Barrett Bros. - Pick-A-Dub ‎(LP, Album, RE, Red) Jusic International JI0001 UK 2013
JI0001 King Tubby & The Barrett Bros. King Tubby & The Barrett Bros. - Pick-A-Dub ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gol) Jusic International JI0001 UK 2015
VPRL2526 Keith Hudson Pick A Dub ‎(2xLP, Album, RE) VP Records, 17 North Parade VPRL2526 US 2016
VP2526 Keith Hudson Pick A Dub ‎(CD, Album, RE) 17 North Parade, VP Records VP2526 Europe 2016
RUA1001 Keith Hudson & Family Man* Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub ‎(LP, RE, Unofficial) Rockers Universite RUA1001 UK Unknown
JI0001 King Tubby & The Barrett Bros. King Tubby & The Barrett Bros. - Pick-a-Dub ‎(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh, Ltd, RE, S/Edition) Jusic International JI0001 UK & Europe Unknown

Comments: (22)
This is a weird one. Although it looks like an early press, the dead giveaway that it's probably from the late 80's is that the back cover bares the "Rockers Universite" labels which are exaclty as they appeared on the Rockers Universite pressings of the late 80's. So this has to be from 1989 or later
This is a late 80's pressing. All rockers universite pressings are from the late 80's
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This Rockers Universite edition also came in blue vinyl, and with red labels on both sides.
This blue and black Vinyl on Rockers Universite isn't a press from 1975.They were released ca. by the end of the '80's or beginning 1990, I 've bought them...
beginner's question: which book do you mean? Thanks a lot
Wow what an album. You can certainly hear how jungle, drum and bass and rave owe a great deal of thanks to the genre and Keith Hudson and all associated.
...too bad the LP pressing doesn't include the liner notes include with the CD reissue that VP did around the same time...
This is a bootleg which does not even give Keith Hudson production credits. Avoid!
compared the sound with the BLOOD & FIRE pressing, which sounds definitely way better in terms of sound quality, richness of frequencies etc. ESPECIALLY the volume/punch of the bass-lines has been lowered/neutralised on the VP pressing ... but the extra disc makes it a great version
Indeed! Saw the VP vinyl only in 2018 and purchased because of the bonus tracks (several of which are on other compilations). I bought the UK Atra LP back in the day and (that's 1975) and it crushes this reissue. BAF must have used an Atra original vinyl (well-pressed by the same plant that made the early UK Virgin vinyls). In the case an original production master was used for the VP reissue (certainly not the case with all the bonus LP tracks), it had lost the magic so many decades later. Ageing tapes loose both the deep bass and the shimmering treble, which is the case here. But this will only be apparent t if having another issue to compare with. So I agree, still a worthwhile reissue.
Don't have an original or the Blood And Fire reissue on vinyl but this version rules over he 90's CD cut. Such an amazing record.
Seminal early Dub release from his 'Black Equinox Sound System' - no collection would be complete without this outstanding record! Highlight for me coming from track A6 'Dreader Than'. I count myself lucky & privileged to own the original 74' vinyl with black & white cover art. (Mamba ‎– MAM 003) 5/5
Early copies of this release on Atra were supplied with the uncoloured sleeve as shown on the Mamba release version. This is how I bought mine new at the time of release.
Sound-wise, how does this compare to the original Mamba version? Would be interesting to know if early pressings are better sonically.
Would you happen to know if Discogs is correctly stating that the Mamba release came first? According to Barrow and Dalton (Reggae Rough Guide, 1997) the Atra release came in 1974.
Limited Edition Digipak CD of restored and enhanced audio of Pick-a-Dub a preview of upcoming vinyl album at the end of September.
This is a seminal record as it's possibly the first dub album, essential in any serious Reggae collection. All decent numbers, very well executed.
Consider this the only real "authorized" version of the pick a dub set, as Junia will gladly tell you the story. Or better yet, pick up the book.
I bought this new and it sounds noisy imho
So the 1974/1975 releases on Mamba, Atra & Rockers Universtie are not real authorised versions? True as it no doubt is, thats a hard pill to swallow for us old rockers, as without those 70's releases, this would not have existed, nor become such a mighty classic staple in dub, roots & Reggae over the last 40 years. Agreed, the artists credits from release to release vary greatly & are clearly inaccurate. Still, regardless of the technicalities, I still value those original releases highly...
Is the sound good?
Although i love Reggae very very much, i am not so fond of Dub Records. Most add nothing much to the Originals and opposed to Reggae as a Message delivering social artform often has nothig much to say. But this very album impresses me deeply with it's slow skanking riddims and the larger than life bass, that seems to be crawling over the ground all the time with wall shaking intensity. Very spartanic drumming and guitar licks, only Augustus Pablo's Harmoica gives the songs their melodic qualities. There are indeed quite a few nice melodic songs on Pick a Dub, even a Cover of House Of The Rising Sun. You hear the line 'I'm Alright' - - that's nearly all that's left from Ruddy Thomas Vocal Hit.Tracks 11 + 12 with additional horn section seem to be added to the original 1974 Jamaican recording, they have horns added. There are no horns listed on the album credits. Track 12 ( Depth Charge ) is another song here that has a few vocals left and uses them to great effect. With horns way back in the mix this has an upful positive vibe which ends this deep set on a High Note. Less Is More : The concentration on only the core of a Riddim Section - Soul Syndicate : The Barret Brothers (Aston + Carlton) on Bass + Drums are just different from the other jamaican drum + bass Duos. They often vary their patterns and interact differently all the while, unlike the metronomic regularity + precision of Sly + Robbie or The Roots Raddics. Earl 'Chinna' Smith is spot on with his oGuitar and Augustus Pablo's Melodica is usually the Lead Instrument on most songs . They all were in their prime and Reggae was just about to be established way back in 1974. No Wonder Blood & Fire re-released this as one of their first Dub Records. The quality of the music and their packaging proved that their was a bigger market for this type of Reggae and helped Blood & Fire become a household name in re-releasing Roots Reggae and lots of Dub.