Fudgie Kae

Anchoring what could arguably be among the first “world music” ensembles, the late Frederick “Fudgie Kae” Solomon helmed Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn’s Mandrill during their golden era circa 1972 -75.

Laying down the groove with a fat flat-wound Fender P, Fudgie fused funk with Latin, rock, blues, and salsa on tracks which emerged in various edits on scores of hip-hop, techno, and acid jazz DJ mixes.