Judge Dread was a 1967 released record from Prince Buster
. In the record Buster played the part of Judge 100 Years
, also known as Judge Dread
The record is a ska rhythm tune with Buster sentencing various rude boys to long terms of imprisonment for petty crimes.
"Guilty or not guilty?"
"Not Guilty, Sir"
"I don't care what you say, take 400 years, stand down"
Perhaps this venerable judge was the original influence for Judge Dredd