Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

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Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:43 am

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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby marko » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 am

Yeah from the sublime: https://youtu.be/UJsfQCETjPo

to the ridiculous: https://youtu.be/O72S4Fm2sv8 which I own and to which I am still quite partial
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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby finbar » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:53 am

"Roach In The Corner (Bim, kill him!)" may have been his biggest song, but "Forkhead" was always my favourite.
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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby jps » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Was just listening to this one last night.

https://youtu.be/XQibM5TgyKk
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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby edgar » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:37 pm

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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby kalcidis » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:02 am

Thanks for raising this one. I had to relisten his Roach In The Corner album. I had listened to it a couple of months ago and there was a rhythm I wanted to ID.

On Nineteen Eighty Style (where he tries to touch on Ranking Dreads style of repeating the end of words) he deejays over the rhythm to Black Uhuru's African Love but there's a different vocal to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... giYrIzdu2g

Anyone that has a clue what the original vocal is?

Weh dem a go tell Jah say
Babylon a come just a shoot shoot shoot.
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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:30 am

Can't listen because we're banned from YouTube at work.
In the meantime, I didn't realise he was around in the 70's. To be more accurate probably heard his tunes but didn't realise it was him. I'm more familiar with his very disctinctive gruff voice from the early 80's dancehall period. It's interesting how much his voice changed over the years.
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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby Mark T » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:46 pm

I remember Scorcher and have a soft spot for his music. I bought the Roach in the Corner single when it came out - probably heard it on Peel's show. Some of the later records got a bit silly. I picked up the 12" with Tony Tuff at a good price a few years ago, that's a nice one.
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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby jb welda » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:03 am

I hung out with him at roger steffans house a few years ago and gave him a ride home. only afterwards did rojah point out that "scorcher" as he called him was Errol Scorcher. I think he has been living in the LA area since at least the nineties.

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Re: Does Anyone Remember Errol Scorcher?

Postby sparfly » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:29 pm

My personnal favourite is Don't Stop Say So on the same swing easy as Tony Tuff Mi Love Mi Like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weRmS-qKl_Q
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