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Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood (with bonus tracks)

LP (Item 133191) Mamba/VP, 1974 — Condition: Near Mint-
One of the crowning achievements of the legendary Keith Hudson – a record that was originally issued on his own tiny label, with very little circulation at the time – but a set that's gone on to become the stuff of legend, thanks to Hudson's revolutionary work in the studio! The record has a way of mixing the rough and the smooth, the sweet and the spacey – as Keith delivers some fantastic songs over sounds that were initially recorded in Kingston, then reworked and re-layered in London – at a level that maybe reflects all the subtle changes that were taking place in the global underground of Jamaican music, even at the same time that some of its bigger artists were starting to hit the charts. Chart fame is clearly not what Keith's going after here – as many of the tunes are spare, stripped-down, and as personal as they are political – very dubby in production, even though the record's not a dub set overall – given the focus on warmly soulful vocals upfront in the mix. The whole thing is fantastic, and as essential as any bigger-label reggae release from the time – with cuts that include "Hunting", "Flesh Of My Skin", "Blood Of My Blood", "Testing Of My Faith", "Fight Your Revolution", "Darkest Night", "Talk Some Sense", "Treasures Of The World", "My Nocturne", "I Shall Be Released", "No Friend Of Mine", and "Stabiliser".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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