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Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson

13 Jun 01 - 10:49 AM (#482421)
Subject: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Jack played The Bothy Folk Club, Gainsborough, UK several times in the '70's. He came from the Derby area (I think) and was a Gordon Lightfoot afficionado. Does he still perform? Anyone seen him lately?


13 Jun 01 - 01:43 PM (#482575)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: BanjoRay

He did a floor spot in the Folk Club at the Railway Hotel in Doncaster on 5/6/01. He was there to see a performance by Debby McClatchy, a friend of his (and mine). He's got a superb voice and style. He lives in Derby, I believe, but I don't know where.

Cheers
Ray


14 Jun 01 - 08:10 PM (#483721)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: bobby's girl

I saw Jack several times in the seventies when I was at RAF Cosford, and he performed at the folk club there - he had the most wonderful deep voice, and my LP of him is one of my most treasured possessions, but as you can imagine its getting pretty worn out now. if anyone knows where I can get a CD I would be eternally grateful!


15 Jun 01 - 10:57 AM (#484178)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Thanks Banjo Ray and Bobby's Girl, you're dead right about the voice. My copy of 'Footlights & Headlights' went missing years ago. Shame I missed him at Donny, only a few miles away.

Any more news about Jack out there - are you there Jack??? Speak to me !!!!!!


16 Jun 01 - 01:19 AM (#484851)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Kernow John

I have a copy of the LP on tape Bobby's Girl. If you PM me I'll get a copy to you. Didn't Jack play with Brian Willoughby (can't remember the spelling) for a while.
Glad to hear he is still around.
KJ


31 Mar 05 - 04:56 PM (#1448310)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,John McCarthy

Yes, I know.
He's a mate of mine, still playing, still gigging, still writing songs, Currently lives in Kilburn Derbyshire

John


31 Mar 05 - 05:13 PM (#1448326)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

Alive and Well.
Appearing at Gainsborough Folk Club tomorrow (1 April)


01 Apr 05 - 06:55 AM (#1448806)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

I'm on my way there now!!


01 Apr 05 - 07:11 AM (#1448825)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Yep, he's now a friend of mine too, and appearing at our club TONITE!! Wooooooooooooo-Hoooo!!


01 Apr 05 - 11:07 AM (#1449077)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,The Villan

Well I never, Jack coming to Gainsborough tonight.
Better go and get a shower and get changed.
The missus says I can go.
The next thing you know, Burnstump and Big Al Whittle will be there as well.


01 Apr 05 - 11:10 AM (#1449080)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,The Villan

Strollin' I have come in via the back passage LOL :-)

Not sure wether I have to pick you up or not, as I can't get on Mudcat in the normal way, and therefore can't read my pm's.


01 Apr 05 - 11:35 AM (#1449094)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

Its OK I have now got on OK and have seen your Pm Strollin'


30 Oct 12 - 10:51 AM (#3428341)
Subject: Anyone know if Sandy still performs
From: GUEST,Folk lover

He sang and played guitar in the early seventies at Bothy Folk Club in the seventies?


30 Oct 12 - 02:25 PM (#3428454)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle

Yes simultaneously!


30 Oct 12 - 03:20 PM (#3428476)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

Brilliant songwriter too..!!


31 Oct 12 - 07:06 AM (#3428775)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: MikeL2

Hi

I remember Jack well. Saw him several times. One time having imbibed more than sufficient I woke up in the morning with a vinyl LP called "Homecoming" .... I have no idea how I came to have it.. The cover shows Jack in a sheepskin jacket in a grotty yard.

I still have it among my numerous vinyl folk stuff.

I must try and get to see him sometime. I have laid off the booze so I might just remember if I buy anything!!!

Cheers

MikeL2


31 Oct 12 - 08:11 AM (#3428798)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST

Mike, google him - there are several fairly recent vids of Jack at Loughborough. Notable are his version of Kate Wolf's 'Across The Great Divide' and his own song 'Driftwood and Nails'. Still the Maestro, despite advancing years and some pretty serious ill-health.

Jack doesn't do many gigs nowadays, but he's still superb and well worth travelling to see. He did a gig last Winter with Russ Barenberg (Transatlantic Sessions regular) in Derbyshire, but the weather was foul and the snow stopped me driving there.


31 Oct 12 - 10:00 AM (#3428831)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: maeve

Jack Hudson 'Driftwood and Nails'

Jack Hudson cover - 'Across the Great Divide'


31 Oct 12 - 10:05 AM (#3428834)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Backwoodsman

Thanks for those, Maeve - my post above, sans cookie,and I haven't yet worked out how to copy links from YouTube on my iPad! Really annoying, I bet a kid of 9 could work it out, but I can't!


31 Oct 12 - 11:15 AM (#3428868)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: maeve

Happy to help, Backwoodsman.


01 Nov 12 - 07:42 AM (#3429264)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: MikeL2

Hi

Thanks Maeve for the links. And also thanks to Guest ( BWM ??) for the info about Jack.

It brings back some memories ( some quite hazy !!) I always amired Jack as a very honest performer and it's great to hear that he is still around and performing.

I will try and catch up with him.

Thanks

MikeL2


01 Nov 12 - 08:10 AM (#3429274)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Mitch the Bass

Jack is a member of the EFDSS Board of Directors.

See http://www.efdss.org/front/Governing%20EFDSS/board-of-directors/23

Howard Mitchell


01 Nov 12 - 12:53 PM (#3429420)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Mitch the Bass

My mistake, thinking of someone else!


01 Nov 12 - 01:13 PM (#3429424)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle

Well done Mitch! You caused a certain amount of innocent hilarity.

All Jack's mates were going - ah! yes that would be back in the days when Jack used to stick a trombone up his bum and play the flight of the bumble bee to mass applause. But you know how touchy he is - one night someone said - Jack, its not really folk music...!


02 Nov 12 - 05:12 AM (#3429784)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST

"Jack is a member of the EFDSS Board of Directors"

Excellent! Sometimes the best jokes are the ones made innocently (I'm assuming it wasn't a deliberate faux pas, Mitch?).

I hope Jack saw it, I can imagine his comments, not to mention the look on his face!   :-)


02 Nov 12 - 05:13 AM (#3429785)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman on his iPad sans cookie

The above post was me.


18 Dec 12 - 04:01 PM (#3453933)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST

don.

I used to enjoy him coming to Belper Folk CClub, he was always a big hit there, I loved his "Stoned and I missed it"


18 Dec 12 - 04:50 PM (#3453947)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: John MacKenzie

Lovely voice, nice guitar style. Thanks


18 Dec 12 - 07:40 PM (#3454012)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

Just discovered there are some J H albums/tracks on iTunes available to download(for a small charge); some of which I hadn't heard before.

CdM


19 Dec 12 - 01:42 AM (#3454125)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman

Looks like some of Jack's work from the 70s. Shame 'Starlight & Headlights' isn't on there too. Maybe it will be eventually? Hope so.

And I hope Jack's getting paid for sales of those albums/tracks.


19 Dec 12 - 01:59 PM (#3454361)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

I wondered about that too BW.
Does he know they are there?
I seem to remember him saying that one of his early LPs was re-released some years ago. It had an entirely different cover and was without his agreement or knowledge. The peeps that published it held the master-tape and he apparently didn't receive any royalties.


06 Jan 13 - 03:23 AM (#3462011)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST

Hello
Jack is alive and well. He has an album available - if you want to buy it, please contact me (daughter) on youtube - username jodybobble, where you can see a home vid i made of him and posted recently. Its my favourite song :o)
Thanks for your compliments and good wishes. Jody (Hudson)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jrj1hidUjc


06 Jan 13 - 03:48 AM (#3462015)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman

It's my favourite too, Jody - so much so that it's in my set-list (along with 'Driftwood and Nails' and 'Alive and Well').

Jack's such a huge talent, it's shameful how he's been ignored by the self-elected Folk Cognoscenti for so long. When you're talking to him next, pass on my best wishes from Gainsborough please.

BTW, was that his old Epi he was playing in the vid?


06 Jan 13 - 04:21 AM (#3462019)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Don Wise

Oh I remember Jack from the days of Derby's 'Peasmouldia' FC- Residents The Lonesome Travellers. 'Rambling' Jack Hudson seemed to have suddenly apeared from nowhere- a couple of floor spots and the next you knew he was gigging. I've still got his 10" first LP somewhere- sold under plain white cover like a bootleg! Sometime back in the '70s I seem to rtemember depping for him at a club in Ilkeston(?). Quite how they hit on me to do the gig is lost in the mists of time but I felt it was an honour.
Keep up the good work Jack. Deserving recognition and getting the recognition you deserve is often a bugger!

Don


06 Jan 13 - 04:52 AM (#3462023)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,No Fixed Abode

For what it is worth the video is brilliant! We try to play it live but yet again hearing Jack play it makes us realise just how "special" Jack is to those that found him. Rolleasy Jack!!


07 Jan 13 - 01:11 AM (#3462469)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST

Hello
No, it's not the Epi...it's my husbands Fender Gemini III (had to look!)...dad played this for me by special request.
I dont have any more vids, but I will try and sneak a couple....we do occasionally have a little jam...
Will pass on your lovely comments...regards, Jody


07 Jan 13 - 04:04 AM (#3462490)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Don Wise

From the dark recesses of memory.....It must have been late '79/early '80 when I stood in for him since I vaguely recall travelling up from Milton Keynes.....I think Jack must have been seriously ill at the time so that somebody (Keith Kendrick??) quickly organised a group of stand-ins for him.
I've looked at his YouTube vids- a couple of tempting songs there.....Ahhh, that voice......


07 Jan 13 - 07:09 AM (#3462538)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

Great to hear Jack again. Thanks Jody
Have travelled many a mile to be at his gigs over the years. From Eastbourne to Gainsborough and points in-between!It was always a real privilege.
No set would be complete without a JH masterpiece would it BW!?
Best Wishes
Malcolm


07 Jan 13 - 09:20 AM (#3462595)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman

That was a good night at Gainsborough, Malcolm - The Maestro was in exceptionally fine voice! And no, I'd be ashamed of myself if I didn't include at least one of Jack's great songs!

Do you still have that beautiful D-18GL?


07 Jan 13 - 09:26 AM (#3462602)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman

Jody - I thought it didn't quite look 'right' to be the Epi.
It would be great if you can get one or two more vids, your dad's a real class act!
Cheers, look after him, he's a treasure.


07 Jan 13 - 09:45 AM (#3462612)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

I do indeed John; well remembered!
She has been very good to me over the last 10 years and seems to sound better as the years go by.
Glad to know you are still strutting your stuff too.
Regards
M


12 Apr 13 - 05:06 AM (#3502145)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST

Jack Hudson get a fond mention from Brian Willoughby when he and Cathryn Craig recently did my radio show in Doncaster....   Jonti's Roots and Acoustic Music Show on www.sinefm.com
here's the listen again link..
http://www.sinefm.com/popup/player.php?list=show_313&track=1

Jonti Willis


12 Apr 13 - 10:58 AM (#3502254)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

Thanks for mentioning this Jonti.
Always good to hear Brian and Cathryn as well.
There are many "Folkies" who have fond memories of Jack and a great respect for his contribution to the folk/americana scene over many years.
His songwriting is second to none!Half decent guitarist too!
Regards

CdM


10 May 13 - 06:47 AM (#3513701)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Bendigo

Regards to Jack's Epi Texan,I bought it from him about 6 years ago.Jack has many fans but none greater than me.I'd like to think we have been friends for over 40 years,from when I used to book him for Ludlow folk club.
The Texan now lives in Worcestershire,and doesnt go out too often (I use mainly a Wootton,a Brook Torridge and a 1934 Martin 0-17)but is one of my most treasured possessions and well cared for.I got Brian Willoughby to play it for me a couple of years ago.Brian was with Jack in the Jack Hudson Trio who did a lot of late night work on radio back in the seventies.I had many late night drives with them on the car radio.Happy days


11 May 13 - 05:11 AM (#3513808)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Arthur_itus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jrj1hidUjc

With No fixed Abode or Big Al Whittle not living around Derby anymore, Jack lost some really good friends.


11 May 13 - 05:19 AM (#3513809)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Arthur_itus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODRB_ZY5PFQ


09 Oct 13 - 04:50 PM (#3565503)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Dean Read

Just wondered if anyone knew weather Jack still does live gigs. I'm a new fan and have been loving his "Elvis is alive and well" album. I'm from Chesterfield in Derbyshire and I understand Jack is fairly local to me. This forum has been a great read and I can fully understand why so many people have a great love for his music and respect for the man himself. Thanks in advance folks.

Dean

P.s. I can be contacted here -> ("www.DeanRead.net")


30 May 14 - 04:49 AM (#3629090)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Norman Wheatley

2014 request


Could you help me contact Jack Hudson? I used to produce and present a radio programme in the 70s called Gentlefolk on BBC Radio Birmingham. I'm now doing a webcast called Gentlefolk2 and I would like to play a track Jack recorded for me back then but I'd like to contact him first. Any help gratefully received. The webcast is www.gentlefolk2.co.uk
Played Curly by Rod Felton in the February edition...
Thanks
Norman Wheatley


30 May 14 - 12:54 PM (#3629188)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Backwoodsman

Try PM-ing Mudcat member 'Capo da Monty', who is a good friend of Jack's and might contact him on your behalf. Member Al Whittle might also be able to help.

I have Jack's email address, but I'd rather not give it out to people I don't know personally - hope you'll understand.


03 Jul 14 - 03:54 PM (#3638762)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,brendan doyle wirral

if anybody knows where Jack is could they please contact me We have lost contact for many years but would love to hear from him we where very close friends he stayed at my home many times and knew my late wife and kids


04 Jul 14 - 01:19 AM (#3638857)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Backwoodsman

Brendan, if you register as a member on here, I can send you a PM about your question. Jack is aware you're looking for him.


01 Aug 14 - 07:54 AM (#3647293)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,guest

Is Jack still performing, his last cd was outstanding but heard nothing since


01 Aug 14 - 08:18 AM (#3647301)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Backwoodsman

I believe he's taken early retirement from the biz. Sad.


14 Jul 19 - 11:05 AM (#4000694)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Steve

Jack did a gig at Skinner's Barn Bar Aberystwyth. I was involved with the University Folk Club and I have a signed copy of Jack's album Summer Days and You.


14 Jul 19 - 12:54 PM (#4000707)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

Lucky you! Must be as rare as hens teeth.


14 Jul 19 - 01:01 PM (#4000708)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Backwoodsman

Hey CDM, long time since we saw Jack play up in Lincolnshire, and you let me have a play of your beautiful D-18GL!

Hope you’re well and still playing!


14 Jul 19 - 01:34 PM (#4000710)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: Capo da Monty

I have PM'd you BW..


18 Oct 19 - 05:26 PM (#4014348)
Subject: RE: Anyone know what happened to Jack Hudson
From: GUEST

hi i am Brendan Doyle from Liverpool i ran various folk clubs North Wales Liverpool Burton on Trent
Jack and I spent many happy hours together he stayed at my homes and my kids loved him
We visited many clubs together i would love to meet up again or if anyone can get me his address or that of his daughter just to renew a great friend and the most under rated singer Britain has known